Eastern Region Projects

Eastern Region Projects - Purpose and Goals

Purpose Statement:

To produce the best alpine ski racers in the world at the developmental, sub-national team level by offering complementary cooperative training with Tri-Regional, Eastern Region, and Eastern Region club and academy training programs/plans.


  1. To assist skill development, management, athletic training, and competition performance programs of the top Eastern Athletes - U14 through U21.
  2. To establish and conduct an athlete talent detection and development system that tracks and measures the performance and performance characteristics of top regional racers at various chronological points in their ski racing development.
  3. To contribute as productively, professionally, and fully possible in the achievement of the USSA Mission of being the best nation in ski competition in the world.

East Youth Projects 2017


Eastern RTG Projects 2017

Eastern Regional Training Plan

Season 2016.17


MAY 2017 – Flight School – Speed Fundamentals - Mammoth, CA

U19 (May 13-20) U16 (May 21-27)

Content and goals: This camp is focused on jump technique, terrain management, and turn transitions.  Emphasis on fundamental movement patterns and how they relate to managing terrain, course sets, and speed.  Natural and artificial snow features will be utilized. 

Eligible: All RTG athletes plus invitee list   


Kyle Darling – Eastern Region Development Coach


Home program coaches x 3


JUNE 2017 – Conditioning Camp – Character Building – TBA

Content and goals:  content is a secret, goal is to build mental toughness, grit, and teamwork

Eligible: All RTG athletes plus invitee list


Kyle Darling – Eastern Region Development Coach

Staff: TBD


JUNE 2017 –Multi YOB SL project– Mt Hood, OR

June 20th- June 29th, 2017

Content and goals:

Bring the best ranked, top performing YOB ’00- ‘04   SL skiers of the Eastern Region together with the other regions for head to head training across multiple YOB. Providing pace and a focused learning environment. Goal is to have USST staff as mentors/coaches also.  Training focus will be on key technical movements in transition, correct body positions and tactics related to SL. There will be dedicated free ski sessions focusing on fundamental skills led by coaches each day.

Eligible: Selected ’00-’04 athletes


National and Regional development staff


Home program coaches from each region


SEPTEMBER 8th- 24th, 2017- Tri Regional DH/SG/GS/SL La Parva, Chile

Content and goals:  Prepare athletes for upcoming 2017.18 NorAm and U19 National Performance Series races, vary the terrain and course sets across all 4 disciplines, gliding and jumping in speed environment, Regional crossover and collaboration amongst athletes and staff 

Eligible: All RTG athletes plus invitee list


Kyle Darling – Eastern Region Development Coach

Ian Dunlop – RC Region Development coach

Staff: TBD


NOVEMBER 14th-17th, 2017 –Speed SG/GS prep – Copper, CO

Content and goals:  This camp is designed to focus on athletes targeting early season competition. A Tri- Regional project to get on the  USST speed venue.  Full length SG/GS courses with goal of 4-5 runs per session.

Eligible:  All RTG athletes


TBD – Eastern Region Development Coach

Staff: TBD



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