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Elite Performance Group SkillsQuest Fitness Evaluation

Please sign up for SkillsQuest Fitness testing on September 22nd in Minneapolis. This test is for U14 and older athletes only. Central All-Stars and Team Central athletes have priority sign up, but the many left over open spots can be filled by any interested Central athlete. Any athlete attending, must be accompanied by their home coach.

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SkillsQuest Fitness Validated Testing Dates and Locations
2019 SkillsQuest Fitness Validated Testing Dates and Locations

If you have any questions please contact Patrick Mich,

If you are unable to attend this one, R1 will be doing another one on October 6th.


2019 SkillsQuest-Fitness Validated Testing Schedule

U.S. Ski & Snowboard is doubling down on athlete physical fitness with its national validated physical fitness testing program, SkillsQuest-Fitness.

SkillsQuest-Fitness is part of SkillsQuest, a cornerstone program of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Training Systems, designed to motivate and reward athletes in working toward and improving abilities in the key areas of emphasis.

SkillsQuest-Fitness tests eight physical properties including strength and power, coordination, speed and aerobic fitness. It’s a holistic view of an athlete’s fitness and through the data gathered during testing sessions and already amassed by the high performance staff; athletes can see where they stack up compared to peers and National Team members in their sport.

Alpine athletes on D-Team, National Development Group and anyone aspiring to compete in the Alpine World Junior Ski Championships will have to pass a minimum overall standard assessed by SkillsQuest-Fitness by November 1 of this year. Minimum physical fitness standards will be phased into all levels of the Alpine National Team over the next few years.

“Physical fitness is extremely important for athletic development for athletes coming up the pipeline onto the national team,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Development Director Chip Knight. “We want there to be a baseline of physical conditioning that aspiring athletes have as a foundation for them to continue to move forward in our sport. Anyone who has national elite level aspiration should be targeting these SkillsQuest-Fitness events and working on their physical conditioning in the summer.”

“Research consistently shows that improved physical fitness is correlated to improved alpine ski performance, particularly in junior skiers,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s High Performance Director Troy Taylor. “The fitter you are the more quality training you can do, the more quality training you get, the better you can improve.”

“We’re pushing fitness to support quality skill and technical development,” emphasized U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s High Performance Coordinator Calin Butterfield. “Fitter, more physically robust athletes can train for their sport with higher quality and less likelihood of injury.”

U.S. Ski & Snowboard will offer multiple SkillsQuest-Fitness validated tests across the country before the November 1 deadline. However, these tests are not exclusive to the alpine community. Taylor encourages any ski or snowboard athletes 14 years or older to participate in the events so that they can get assessed and see where they stack up against the best in their age group, their region or the best of the National Team members.

For more information on registering for validated SkillsQuest-Fitness testing and dates in each region, please visit our registration website.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Sport Education

2019-2020 CR1 Registration and Fee Structure Changes

May 7, 2019


Dear Central Division Region 1 Member and Parents,


We wanted to let the parents and athletes know about a change in our fee structure for Central Division and its Regions. CR 1, 2, 3, and 4 jointly decided, after a year of work, to have our National, Divisional and Regional fees collected at one time through the national registration process at the US Ski and Snowboard, your MYUSSA account. We will no longer be registering or paying through this website.

This change will affect all athletes from U8 through Seniors, including college.

The request that a “one-stop shop” for all fees and registrations for the Division and the Regions came from parents that wanted to streamline our registration process, instead of having to do it twice. Along with this, it will, hopefully, alleviate some confusion as to what has been paid and what hasn’t as we enter a new ski season. This change will make it so there is no chance that any of the Regional fees will be missed by athletes and cause issues at races.  

Moving our registrations and fees under US Ski and Snowboard will makes our deadlines the same as theirs. U19 and older athletes that plan to participate in FIS (an additional cost not noted in the table below) must be paid by August 15, 2019 to avoid late fees. All other athletes must be paid by October 15, 2019 to avoid late fees. If you have questions about whether you should sign up for FIS or not, talk to your coaches.  

Below is the breakdown of costs.






AC U12 = Alpine Comp U12 & under





AC U14 = Alpine Competitor U14





AC U16 = Alpine Competitor U16 & Over







Thank you,

Central Division R1 Executive Board



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