Welcome to the 2021-2022 USCSA Season! Excited doesn’t begin to capture our emotions here at the USCSA as we look to welcome all of you back for the 2021-2022 competition season. As many of you know, last season was greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with many cancelled events across the country, including our 2021 National Championships, which were going to be hosted at Mammoth Mountain, California. Despite these challenges, our great volunteers managed to host a number of competitions across the country in order to keep as many athletes engaged as possible in such an abnormal year.
As we look ahead to the season, we are all hopeful that it will be as normal as possible but I must ask for your patience and support as we begin to understand new rules, regulations, and policies that are part of the ski and snowboard industry in the wake of the pandemic. We’re thrilled with the opportunity to get back on the snow and I hope to see you at our 2022 USCSA National Championships, scheduled for March 6 to 12, 2022 in Lake Placid, New York! Think snow! Chris Shumeyko, President
Welcome Meegan Moszynski! The USCSA is continually striving to grow and evolve as an organization in order to achieve our mission of being the national governing body of collegiate team ski & snowboard competition in the United States. Therefore, this off-season, the USCSA Board of Directors engaged in a search to fill a newly-created Managing Director position to lead our National Office. The Managing Director is tasked with supporting the passion and dedication of the hardworking volunteers, who are the heartbeat of the USCSA, along with the needs of our members.
After a dedicated search, I’m thrilled to announce that Ms. Meegan Moszynski has been selected as our first Managing Director, effective immediately. Meegan comes to the USCSA with expertise throughout the non-profit sector, and she most recently served as Executive Director of the National Ski Patrol. Meegan’s wealth of experience will help the USCSA provide unparalleled snowsports competitions for its members, but it’s her enthusiasm, can-do attitude, and jovial personality that will make her memorable to everyone who meets her. Please welcome Meegan to the USCSA!
2021/22 USCSA Team & Athlete Registration The Membership Committee has voted to forgo the annual membership price increase this year. Individual athlete membership will remain at $17.50 per person and $170 for each team and institution. We will have price steps on November 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022. Registration will open in early September, the website will be updated by September 1, 2021 with the current season information. If you have any specific Registration Questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 General Eligibility Waiver COVID-19 Exceptions. Any student enrolled in a minimum full-time program of studies at a collegiate institution during the 2020-2021 academic year, regardless of if they have participated in USCSA competition, will be granted an additional year of academic eligibility, for circumstances beyond their control due to the negative impacts associated with logistics and competition due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No waiver of NCAA Division II rule 14.2 Seasons of Competition: 10-Semester/15-Quarter Rule would be required to be submitted for any athlete who seeks to participate in a 5th year of competition within the first 10 semesters or 15 quarters in which the student is enrolled in a collegiate institution in at least a minimum full-time program of studies.
2021/22 USCSA Volunteer & Coaches Registration Registration for coaches, volunteers & officials will open in early October.
2022 USCSA National Championships The 2022 USCSA National Championships will take place March 6 to 12, 2022 in Lake Placid, NY. The National Championship Committee is hard at work planning the event with our partners to host the high caliber event everyone has become accustomed too.
New for the 2022 Championships there will be Wildcard Berths for Alpine. These are intended to open up access to additional teams in the National Championship Alpine competition field, without inhibiting the existing field. We have seen as increasing level of competition in the Alpine field at our Nationals Championships and we have unused allocations of competitors and berths that have been historically underutilized for 4-way competition. One Wildcard team would qualify from each of the 6 Regions and those competitors would start their 1st run of competition after the existing qualified field. The USCSA is very excited to try this format for the 2022 National Championships!
Outreach Opportunities for Ski/Snowboard Clubs & High School Teams To help spread the word about USCSA and our great programs, the Marketing Committee is working with clubs, academies, and high schools across the countryto put on presentations, including a recent one to the Park City Ski and Snowboard Club attended by over 30 athletes and parents. Do you know of a club or team that may be interested in learning more about USCSA as well? Send an email to email@example.com and we’ll reach out to them!