Team Park City United – Snowboardcross Snowboarding Team
Mission and Ethos of TPCU SBX program
“The mission of the Team Park City United SBX program, is to create a safe environment for committed snowboarders to develop their Boardercross skills and compete at the highest level possible.” “This is done with a dedication to training, which can be done in so many ways for Boardercross. Just snowboarding in itself is training in our world.” The skill sets to become a good Boardercrosser are so vast that it enables us to vary our training on a daily basis, which is the funnest thing we do”
“The mission of the Team Park City United SBX program, is to create a safe environment for committed snowboarders to develop their Boardercross skills and compete at the highest level possible.”
“This is done with a dedication to training, which can be done in so many ways for Boardercross. Just snowboarding in itself is training in our world.” The skill sets to become a good Boardercrosser are so vast that it enables us to vary our training on a daily basis, which is the funnest thing we do”
The SBX program encourages riders to become the best they can be, within their own personal goals.
Coaches guide athletes through board performances, and the movement pools needed to achieve the efficiency of riding as fast as possible down a boardercross course. Other skills that are addressed are race strategy, mental toughness, equipment maintenance, long term athlete development and independence.
Since its inception two years ago, the Team Park City United SBX team has trained many of the strongest young riders competing on the NorAm circuit. With a total of 10 riders from three Nations competing at FIS Junior World Championships. A legacy we intend to continue.
Chris Davies – Head SBX Coach firstname.lastname@example.org
The primary lead coach is Chris Davies, hailing from Britain Chris is a coach with 18 years of coaching experience, specializing in adolescent development, with many years working within residential settings. He is a Level 300 USSA coach, Level 3 AASI instructor, USSA Level 300 examiner, member of the USSA Snowboard Education Committee and USSA SBX Development Committee. Chris has coached many “Gold Project” athletes, in both freestyle and boardercross disciplines. As well as at X-Games, US Open and FIS Junior Worlds.
Callan Chythlook-Sifsof – SBX Coach email@example.com
Callan was a member of the US Snowboardcross Team from 2006-2014.
Originally from an indigenous Alaskan village, Callan first learned to snowboard by hiking and snowmobiling up the remote Tikchik Mountains with her family. After moving to Alyeska Resort aged 13, she began competing and earned a spot on the US Team at 16. During her career, Callan was a World Cup and X-Games medalist, National Champion and Vancouver Olympian. In addition to snowboarding, Callan dedicates her time to helping advance opportunities for marginalized communities. She is a Protect Our Winters Ambassador and published author of a New York Times Op-Ed piece, challenging the notorious Pebble Mine construction.
FIS Full Time Team
Prior NorAm/FIS competition experience. Proven track record of consistent results. Drive and desire to compete at the highest levels. Program acceptance by application.
Interest and commitment to train with a focus on SBX.
FIS age eligible 15 and up
11 and up
Winter 2017 – Early Bird Pricing and Participation Options – TBA
- Elite NorAm Competitive Team – 5 full days per week (Admittance is restricted to qualified participants) – TBA
- Developmental program – Mon-Friday full days plus 1 night at UOP each week – TBA
Winter 2017 Events
(The below schedule will be updated periodically)
Note – All dates are competition dates and trips will be typically three days before and one day after posted dates.
The Team Park City United SBX programs primary competition circuit is the FIS NorAm races held in USA and Canada, athletes must be 15 or older and have a FIS license.
USASA Regional SBX races are attended, with the goal to reach USASA Nationals held at Copper Mtn in April.
8/4-7/16 Hotham AUS ANC
- Jan 13-15 Big White CAN FIS Race
- Jan 28-29 Cooper USASA USASA (Rocky Mt Series)
- Feb 2-3 Sun Valley USASA USASA (BigMtWest Series) TBC
- Feb 1-3 Tremblant CAN NorAm
- Feb 8-10 Craigleith CAN NorAm
- Feb 15-16 Sunday River USA NorAm
- Feb 20-25 Ski Cooper CO USA NorAm
- March 8-10 Tabor Mtn BC CAN NorAm
- April 1-5 Copper CO USA NorAm/National Championships
- April 4-9 Tremblant CAN NorAm Finals/Candian NJC