The USSA has developed a systematic athlete advancement plan illustrated in the Athlete Development Pipeline. Once you've started competing at the local level, you'll have an opportunity to advance up the system through participation in scored events. Who knows, someday you might even make it to the Olympics!
National Freestyle Training System
To read more on the National Freestyle Training System please view below.
US Freestyle Championships
2012 Youth Olympic Freestyle Criteria
Petition to Start
This form is for athletes that didn't qualify for an event due to injury or performance and would like to petition to compete.
Deadlines for Petitions:
U.S. Selection Events - November 1, 2012
Junior Nationals - February 26, 2013
National Championships - March 19, 2013
Event Organizers Packet
U.S. Revolution Tour
The U.S. Revolution Tour is the top junior event tour in the country.
U.S. Selection Events
The U.S. Selection Events are held in December at the start of each season. The event is used to qualify skiers to start in NorAm competitions and possible starts in U.S. World Cups. Athletes invited for moguls or dual moguls will be granted starts in both moguls and dual moguls.
The NorAm tour is conducted for the top U.S. and Canadian development skiers with additional positions for other foreign competitors. U.S. athletes are selected to compete in these events using the results from the U.S. Selection Events. The mission of the NorAm tour is to aid in the preparation of athletes for World Cup Freestyle competition through the provision of high quality training and competitive opportunities.
**New to the 2013 NorAm Tour -U.S. Grand Prix and Hole Shot Cross Tours**
The Junior Nationals brings together the top junior competitors from each division. Junior National results determine who is the best overall junior competitor in each discipline: moguls, dual moguls, aerials, slopestyle, halfpipe, combined and the best competitor in each age class. A Divisions Cup is rewarded to the top overall division at the event using the FIS World Cup points system.
U.S. Freestyle Championships
The U.S. Freestyle Championships is the final event of each season. This competition combines the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team and the top divisional skiers from around the country in moguls, dual moguls and aerials. A Divisions Cup will be awarded to the top overall division and will include the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team members.
The FIS Freestyle World Cup represents the highest caliber of compeition in freestyle skiing; including more than 20 countries. The World Cup calendar begins in August and continues through the end of March. Top U.S. Ski Team skiers accumulate World Cup points in determining the final seasons World Cup titles and overall champion.
Junior World Championships
The Junior World Championships (JWC) may be held annually as determined by the FIS. The size of the quota will vary depending upon the event and will be determined by the FIS. These championships provide a unique opportunity for the best junior freestyle skiers in the world to compete together. JWC are important competitions in the development of future World Cup contenders.
USSA Congress - Freestyle Sport Committee
2013 USSA Congress will be located at the Park City Marriott off of Sidewinder Drive. USSA Freestyle is going green please bring your own copy of the agenda to the meetings. Hard copies will not be available.