2016 USSA Junior Championship Athlete
Congratulations on qualifying for the 2016 USSA Junior Championships! As a young USSA athlete, this is a great achievement and honor. Many athletes strive to achieve this level of athletic success. This would not have been possible without your hard work and dedication to your training and preparation.
The USSA Junior Championships are a major stepping stone in your athletic career. Great champions like Lindsey Vonn, Billy Demong, Hannah Kearney and Kikkan Randall all began their careers by working through the USSA pipeline, competing at Junior Championships along the way.
As a USSA athlete, you are part of an organization with a Best in the World vision. The Junior Championships are an opportunity to show family, friends and your USSA club that you’re ready to move up the ladder and achieve greater goals.
As you head to the Championships in the next few weeks, take the time to prepare yourself athletically and enjoy all that the event has to offer. It’s a time to meet new friends and share the experience with others.
Finally, while at Junior Championships this year, take a minute to thank the volunteers and resort hosts. The organizing committees at Salisbury, Copper Mountain, Sun Valley, Telemark, Jackson Hole, Sugarloaf, Vail, Winter Park, Mammoth Mountain, Sunday River and Snowbird have invested countless hours to ensure that your event is a success. A short thank you from an athlete means a lot to them.
I know that you will compete to the best of your ability and wish you luck!
President and CEO
U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association