18th Annual RMD Celebrity Golf Tournament

Friday, September 23, 2016

At Copper Creek Golf Course

benefitting

The Colorado Gold Medal Initiative

This event benefits the Colorado Gold Medal Initiative, an athlete-centered talent development initiative, with the goal of sustainable Olympic excellence by Colorado athletes in snow sports.

Copper Creek Golf Course, with spellbinding views of the 10 Mile Range, provides the perfect backdrop for any golf outing and Copper Creek’s outstanding service is sure to impress.

Gold Medal Initiative Update:

100% of net funds are given directly back to the athletes and disciplines

  • Colorado’s top Alpine compete at U16 Nationals
  • RMD athletes had a local opportunity for speed training with USST athletes at the Copper Speed Center.
  • RMD Freestyle athletes gained inverted and off-axis jump qualifications and were qualified at three separate locations by USSA.  Colorado All-Star athletes were trained by top Aerials Coaches at an All-Star Water Ramp Camp.
  • Top RMD Jumping/Nordic Combined juniors trained alongside USST, Austria, Norway, and other nations in Lillehammer, Norway and at World Juniors.
  • 2016 RMD Golf Tournament Information

For more information, contact Erika Ghent or 970.376.5279

 

 

RMD Ski Jumping/Nordic Combined Athletes Train in Europe

Check out on update on a current European training camp for some of RMD’s best athletes:

We‘re right around the halfway point of our training camp in Europe and it’s already proving to be exceedingly beneficial for our athletes.  In just under two weeks, we’ve skied on 5 different jumps and logged over 15 hours of endurance and interval work.  We started the trip in the northwest corner of Slovenia at a world-renowned venue called Planica.  This is the site of a very famous ski flying hill (Hill Size 225 meters) as well as some of the finest athletic facilities our athletes have ever encountered.  We got plenty of jumping sessions on the Olympic-sized jumps (Hill size 105 and 140m) and even got the opportunity to break the monotony of summer by cross country skiing on snow!  Planica is equipped with an indoor ski tunnel with about 900 meters of groomed snow in a refrigerated, 3-level parking garage.  It was a surreal experience and a great way to spend our recovery day!

RMD athletes train at indoor nordic track in Europe

RMD athletes train at indoor nordic track in Europe

We then hopped over the Austrian border to Villach to jump their HS-98 and ski a 5-kilometer time trial on their roller ski trails.  The athletes did well despite skiing 3 interval workouts that week!  After that, it was off to Germany to jump in the small Bavarian town of Oberstdorf.  It’s a beautiful town and we’ve already jumped both the HS-100 and the HS-136.  These hills are very different from the ones we’ve been jumping so far, but that’s one of the major benefits of this trip!  Variety is immensely important to young jumpers’ training and our athletes are getting plenty of it!! We have one more session on the large hill here in Oberstdorf, then we head farther north to Oberwiesenthal for some intense XC training and more jumping on the HS-100 there.

RMD Jumping/Nordic Combined athletes

RMD Jumping/Nordic Combined athletes

The athletes are also getting a taste of the local culture through the food and language.  We even attended a music festival in Slovenia that featured traditional dancing and music.  The athletes found that to be interesting to say the least!  We are all looking forward to the rest of the trip and the improvements it will bring.  We are already itching for competition season.

Enjoying the amazing Alps

Enjoying the amazing Alps

- Post and pictures provided by SSWSC/RMD coach Karl Denney

RMD Amended and Restated Bylaws

Click to view RMD 2016 Amended and Restated Bylaws

McKinsey & Company Report

McKinsey & Company Report

Since the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, the USSA has made development a key focus area. Our goal is to ensure that our programs strengthen and grow to enable athletes to achieve their Olympic dreams. To accomplish this, the USSA enlisted the pro bono assistance of the globally-recognized consulting firm McKinsey & Company to work with a Steering Committee of USSA sport leaders to help evaluate the way support is delivered to athletes and parents through our USSA clubs and development programs nationwide. McKinsey and the study’s Steering Committee were asked to consider several issues and offer recommendations for how we can make USSA better.

 

After conducting over 100 interviews across the organization with coaches, club and regional leaders, athletes and parents, as well as experts at other successful sports and non-profit organizations, significant support for evolving the USSA towards becoming a more club-based organization was found. This transition will be focused on three major areas: strengthening club support and services, improving communications and enhancing member support and services.

Implementation of the Steering Committee’s recommendations is already underway, with staffing and resources committed to expanded programming and activity.

 

To view a report on McKinsey & Company’s findings, as well as how the USSA plans to execute these plans, please go to  http://ussa.org/ussa/mckinsey-study

RMD Fall Festival – 2011 Halstead Winner

RMD Fall Festival concluded with awarding the 2011 Halstead Winner.  This award is the most prestigious award a volunteer in the Rocky Mountain Division can receive.  This award is given to a volunteer from any of the three disciplines represented in RMD.  Bernie Goldman was awarded the Halstead Award for 2011.  He now joins the ranks of very influential winners all of whom have provided great leadership to snow sport in Colorado.  People who have previously received this award, Adoloph Coors, Hans Bookstrom, Thor and Gerald Groswald, Buddy Wener, Peter Seibert and Bill Marolt.  Congratulations to Bernie and thank you for all the hard work  and dedication through out the years to our sport.