New England Ski and Snowboard Ball

The annual Coaches Track Seminar will also be held in Boston the afternoon of October 9 in conjunction with the Ball. More information on Coaches Track is listed below.

To purchase tickets to the Ball online click here. 

OR, view event sponsorship levels and fill out an RSVP form here.

RSVP forms may be sent to LeAnne Z. Brandenburg at, or mailed along with a check to:  

Attn: Foundation
Box 100
Park City, UT 84060

For information about the New England Ski and Snowboard Ball, or to reserve your tickets today, please contact LeAnne Z. Brandenburg at 435.647.2089 or

Coaches Track

The USSA invites local coaches and USSA members to join USSA staff, athletes and coaches in Boston for the 2014 New England Coaches Track Clinic!

Coaches Track Details
Coaches Track will be held in the Esplanade Room at the Hotel Commonwealth in Boston, MA on Thursday October 9.
Coaches Track is a free, 3 1/2 hour seminar that will feature educational presentations from USSA staff, coaches and athletes .
Presentations begin at 1:00 pm.
No cost to attend.
Attending coaches will receive 1/2 continuing education credit.
Space is limited, please RSVP to with your USSA number.

*Note: The annual New England Ski and Snowboard Ball will be held at 5:30pm at the Boston Cyclorama following Coaches Track. The USSA is offering a limited number of sponsored and discounted tickets to local coaches. For more information on the Ball and coaches tickets, please email LeAnne Z. Brandenburg at

New England Coaches Track 2014 - Presentation Schedule as of 8.28

1:00-1:15 pm  Check-in

1:15-1:35 pm  Welcome address – Tiger Shaw

1:45-2:45 pm  Breakout session #1
Alpine Coaches: A Slalom Re-Calibration for the USA – Ron Kipp and Jon Nolting - Presentation slides
Club leaders: Organizational Collaboration and Strategic Alliances – Brian Krill - Presentation slides

3:00-4:00 pm Breakout session #2
Coaches: Where Does Balance Really Come From? – Mike Kenney and Ron Kipp - Presentation slides
Club leaders: Syncing Leadership On and Off the Snow – Brian Krill - Presentation slides

Ankle document from Mike Kenney

4:00-4:30 pm U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Coach and Athlete Panel

Session details:

A Slalom Re-Calibration for the USA
With the exception of one bright star, the U.S. is struggling as a nation in slalom, and this deficit shows itself deep into the rankings. This discussion will focus on how we can close the gap from U10’s on up.

Where Does Balance Really Come From?
We know balance is important. This presentation will separate myth from reality when it comes to balance, highlighting how the ankle contributes to the balance discussion.

Club Leaders
Organizational Collaboration and Strategic Alliances
You can’t do it alone. Higher levels of collaboration lead to more organizational capacity, increased athletic performance and a better experience for all involved.

Syncing Leadership On and Off the Snow
The most important relationship in a successful ski club is the one between the board of directors (or resort ownership) and the Executive Director or Program Director. This discussion will look at structures and strategies that promote the best relationship and the clearest understanding of roles and responsibilities.


Event Committee

Event Co-Chairs
Phill Gross*
Bob Reynolds*

Event Committee
Jon Auerbach
Brett Batchelder
Amanda Black
Jeff Crowley
Jamie Fagan
David Ingemie
Chip LaCasse
Dr. Karin Leschly
Jory Macomber
Mark McKenna
Andy McLane*
Laird Pendleton
Tiger Shaw
Edie Thys Morgan*
Ian Sanderson
Hans Vitzthum

* Trustee, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation



The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3. Proceeds from the New England Ski Ball support athletes in all disciplines of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, the only teams on the international circuit that receive no federal funding. More specifically, 100% of the monies raised will help fund year-round athlete training, competition, development and educational needs in the crucial years leading up to the next Olympic Winter Games.

The success of our athletes depends upon private donations and support from individuals like you. With the next Winter Olympics in 2014, now is a crucial time to raise awareness to ensure our athletes are fully prepared to represent our country in Sochi, Russia.

What will your donation support? 

What does a donation to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation support?  

In 1996, Billy Demong, Todd Lodwick and Jonny Spillane made the commitment to live and train together as a team with the dream of one day winning a medal for the United States.  Their sacrifice, commitment, dedication and perseverance paid off in 2010 when they won the first ever medal for the United States in the Team Nordic Combined event. USSA coaches and staff work together to improve the overall conditioning and performance of the Team. The USSA's High Performance staff is on the cutting edge of sports science technology.  They have developed new aerodynamic equipment for Sochi, a machine for measuring the hemoglobin mass of athletes, which allows them to track the effectiveness of altitude training strategies and new ECG testing equipment that allows them to detect any heart conditions in elite athletes

In the four years between Olympic Games, each athlete from the men's and women's alpine teams will spend on-average 880 days away from their homes and families and will visit more than 18 countries. USSA coaches, trainers and staff work around the clock to ensure the athletes have the best training and care.  Hundreds of doctors donate two weeks or more away from their practice each year to travel with athletes and serve as the team doctor at events around the world.

In order to defend her gold medal in women's moguls, Hannah Kearney will practice her tricks 4,000 times off the water ramp, spend over 748 hours conditioning and complete 62,000 plyometric jumps in the four years between Olympic Games. The USSA provides athletes with the coaches and infrastructure to ensure that the athletes have the training and conditioning they need to succeed in Sochi.

Winning a gold medal in women's half pipe in 2002, Kelly Clark was shut out of medal contention in 2006 by placing fourth in the halfpipe. She refocused and with the support of U.S. Snowboarding she came back to win Bronze at the 2010 Games – an accomplishment in which she takes great pride. At the USSA's state of the art training facility, the Center of Excellence, athletes have the opportunity to practice their skills, work with sport-specific trainers, and perfect their sport before training on-snow – reducing the chance for serious injury.  Since 2008, the USSA's High Performance staff has recorded a reduction in ACL injuries of 65 percent from 2008 and there has been a 100 percent increase in training at the Center of Excellence over the past three years from 8054 hours a year to 15,791 hours.

Lindsey Vonn has been training to be an Olympic Champion since she was four years old.  In the years leading up to Sochi she will spend more than 11,000 hours training and will ski at least 7,820,000 vertical feet. Over the course of an athlete's career, the USSA can provide up to $2 million of support though travel, coaching staff, sports science and medicine, education and rehabilitation.

National Pride
The United States is the only country in the world that does not support athletes at the elite level with federal funding. You directly contribute to the success of the athletes. It takes a team behind the Team to win medals. With your support, the USSA will invest millions of dollars to ensure that the U.S. can defend its best in the world status in Olympic skiing and snowboarding and see the stars and stripes fly high in Sochi.



2013 New England Ski and Snowboard Ball at The Boston Cyclorama in Boston, MA Photo: Sarah Brunson/USSA

Dave Chodounsky, Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Robby Kelley and Seth Wescott.

(l-r) Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Nolan Kasper, David Chodounsky, Ted Ligety and coach, Doug Lewis, Robby Kelley and Kyle Wilkens 2013 New England Ski and Snowboard Ball at The Boston Cyclorama in Boston, MA Photo: Sarah Brunson/USSA
Coaches Track VIP Hour

2013 New England Ski and Snowboard Ball at The Boston Cyclorama in Boston, MA Photo: Sarah Brunson/USSA
Guests at the 2013 New England Ski and Snowboard Ball.

New England Ski and Snowboard Ball guests with Led Ligety.

(l-r) Ted Ligety, Seth Wescott, Robby Kelley, Nolan Kasper, Ryan Cochran-Siegle, David Chodounsky, Joe Swensson, Devin Logan, Taylor Fletcher, Bryan Fletcher, Doug Lewis 2013 New England Ski and Snowboard Ball at The Boston Cyclorama in Boston, MA Photo: Sarah Brunson/USSA
Amazing line-up of athletes.

2013 New England Ski and Snowboard Ball at The Boston Cyclorama in Boston, MA Photo: Sarah Brunson/USSA
Exclusive Silent Auction at the 2013 New England Ski and Snowboard Ball.

Photos (c) Sarah Brunson/USSA



Thank you to these generous event sponsors!

Olympic Sponsors
Adage Capital Management
CRT Capital Group
George and Andy Macomber Family Charitable Fund
Phill and Elizabeth Gross
Putnam Investments
Bob and Laura Reynolds
Silver Sponsors
Bank of America
EMC Corporation
Killington Mountain School
The Kraft Group
Loon Freestyle
Waterville Valley (WVBBTS)
Youth Enrichment Services
Bronze Sponsors
Beckedorff-DiGanigi Family
Jim and Jeffy Benedict
John Connors
Andrew Davis
Tom and Flora Karam
Brian Lash
Leschly Family
Ian and Anne Sanderson
Peter and Maria Smail
Matthew Strobeck
CBRE/New England
Clough Capital
Franconia Ski Club
National Winter Sports Education Foundation
State Street, Jay Hooley
John Fish, Suffolk Construction Company
T2 Foundation
Turtle Ridge Foundation
Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
World Cup Sponsors

Postitive Tracks
Berkshire Partners
First Commons Bank
Homer Foundation
Pingree Family
The Carson Family
World Cup Supply
Proud USSA Partners
Liberty Mutual
Putnam Investments
World Cup Supply
Special Thanks
Spirits generously donated by Martignetti's
Beer products generously donated by Pabst Brewing Co. and Ballantine IPA