IMD Alpine Spring ACC Meeting Minutes Online
The minutes from the May Alpine Competition Committee Meeting in Jackpot, NV, are online.
See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/about/committees.php
Have you taken your SafeSport course, yet?
The upcoming 2018-19 Alpine ski race season is NOT the season to wait until the last minute to renew your coach, official or club volunteer license.
Folks who fall into those categories should have been notified by U.S. Ski and Snowboard already about the new Safe Sport requirements and course that coaches, officials and club volunteers must complete as part of their membership renewal. If you missed that email, here is your chance to recover.
One of the drivers behind the changes is the U.S. Congressional law called ‘Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017’.
Here are two key points on this legislation.
- Failure to report suspected child sexual abuse to police is a violation of federal criminal law.
- Federal law now requires adults who have frequent contact with, or are in positions of authority over athletes, must receive consistent education on prevention and reporting of all allegations of sexual misconduct, bullying, hazing and abuse of all forms.
Q: Who is impacted by this legislation?
A: All U.S. Ski & Snowboard member clubs, coaches, officials and club volunteer members
Q: What changes are taking place that may impact your membership?
A: Below is a list of changes that have been implemented for the 2018-19 membership season and beyond.
SafeSport Training will now be required every two years with a refresher in between. If you’ve completed SafeSport training within the past season through another organization, you may submit your certificate to member services by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you no longer have the email with instructions and code for taking the SafeSport course, contact email@example.com. You must take this course to renew your membership.
Members are reporting that the course takes approximately 60-90 minutes to complete. However, you may complete as much of the course at one time as you’d like and log back in to pick up where you left off. Once you renew your U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership, member services will be able to see that you’ve completed the training.
Criminal background screening will now be required every two years. The new minimum age requirement for all U.S. Ski & Snowboard coaches, official and club volunteer members is now 18 years of age. This requirement has been established because only those 18 or over may be legally background screened.
As a reminder, membership cards for those with certifications will be mailed beginning mid-December to include updates from the fall and early winter clinics.
Membership cards for coaches, officials and club volunteer members without certifications will be mailed when all of the above requirements have been met. Please allow approximately 2-3 weeks for your card to arrive.
IMD honors coaches, officials at Spring banquet
Intermountain Division honored some of its outstanding coaches and officials Wednesday evening, 5/23/2018, at its Spring banquet.
Official of the Year went to Scott McGrew of Sun Valley. His outstanding effort as chief of race at this year’s U.S. Nationals and Junior Nations was cited among his many other accomplishments.
Coach of the Year for 2018 is Adele Savaria of Sun Valley. She has coached in IMD for 25 years.
Volunteer of the Year is Becky Stone of Snowbird, originally Brighton, who has run the IMD YSL program for 12 years.
A special lifetime achievement award was presented to out-going IMD Board of Directors President Mike Hammer of Jackson Hole. Mike is retiring from ski racing after decades of volunteer work. He is an IMD TD and served for years as the division Alpine Officials Chairman.
The IMD Scholar Athlete of the Year is Elsie Childress of Bogus Basin.
IMD Alpine Convention May 23-24
The 79th Intermountain Division Alpine Convention will take place May 23-24 in Jackpot, NV.
Details are attached below.
Troy Price named national Dev Coach of the Year
Rowmark’s Troy Price was named Development Coach of the Year by U.S. Ski and Snowboard at its annual Spring Congress awards banquet in Park City.
In presenting the award, U.S. Ski and Snowboard said: “As junior program director at Rowmark Ski Academy in Salt Lake City, Troy Price has fostered a high level of development for his athletes at Rowmark and the entire intermountain division. He established the division’s development committee nine years ago and has served as committee chair since its inception, playing a key role in managing development projects, running the Tri-Divisional Championships and fielding a Western Region team for this season’s Whistler Cup.”
Congratulations Troy and superb job.
See the entire story at: U.S. Ski and Snowboard awards
Here is a link to the Park City Post Record story: Post Record awards story
IMD Board of Directors meeting May 2
The Intermountain Division Board of Directors Meeting for Spring 2018 has been scheduled.
When: May 2, 2018
When: 1 p.m.
Where: Judge Room at the DoubleTree Hotel in Park City, UT
All Spring Project results are in
All results from the Spring Project at Targhee are in — SL Kombi, Skills Quest, Overall by Team, Overall by Independent, Freeskiing, Dual Qualifier, Dual GS and Dual Bracket.
See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races17/U14.php
Mathers, Macuga win Bryce Astle overall awards
Snowbird’s Jeremy Mathers and Park City’s Lauren Macuga are the 2018 overall winners of the Bryce Astle Award.
Here is a complete list of winners by discipline: 2018 Bryce Astle Award winners
Snow Cup results are in
All results from the Snowbird Snow Cup are in.
Live video from Snowbird today
Catch all of the ski racing action live from Snowbird today.
Go to ussalivetiming.com and click on the video link.