DECEMBER 2014 The Amazing Career of Nick Preston Teaching Good Sportsmanship The Return of the NOR AM Cup Finals Growing BBTS’s Snowmaking Initiative...
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The Amazing Career of Nick Preston Teaching Good Sportsmanship The Return of the NOR AM Cup Finals Growing BBTS’s Snowmaking Initiative

PIONEERING SNOWSPORTS; CULTIVATING TOMORROW’S LEADERS This Newsletter Underwritten By Waterville Valley Realty

Nick Preston’s Amazing Freestyle Career

WVBBTS / SEF Board of Trustees Tyler Gannon Chairman Bradley Benson Vice Chairman Diane Saunders Secretary Robert Mann Treasurer Robert Barry Andrew Borggaard Stuart Braun Dean Breda Michael Cragg Terence Driscoll James Gildea Hannah Kearney Lea Kelsey Brian Lash Janine McGuire Ronan Ryan Kimberly Wolff Christian Zimmerman Anna McIntyre

Emeritus & Organizational Historian

Waterville Valley Academy


ick Preston joined BBTS in 1980. Before that, he and Suzi were partners in an apple orchard and coached at Sugarloaf, and they were competing on the freestyle World Cup tour, in combined skiing (moguls, aerials, ballet and combined). They both earned multiple top 5 and top 10 results. They traveled to Japan twice, were in the movie “Beautiful Skiing”, and even competed in the Playboy Cup. The Prestons came to BBTS at the behest of Charlie Morse, the father of current coach Ned Morse. Charlie invited Nick to come and check out Waterville Valley and BBTS and the rest is history! Nick met BBTS President Joel Wexler and resort developer Tom Corcoran. They were impressed by Nick’s passion and enthusiasm and offered him a job. Other influencers were Irving Kagan and Jack Sanders who guided the sport of freestyle to become an Olympic sport. Nick coached with George Capaul and a lasting friendship was formed. The freestyle program started out with 7 kids and by the end of the season there were 30. Word had spread of our coaching prodigy and the numbers just kept going up. Within a few years, Nick had a dozen freestylers enrolled in WVA and several, including Chuck Martin, Jon Sanders, and Jodi Spiegel made it to the US National Team, and were winning Nationals. When asked if he thought of the sport as a lifelong career, Nick said, “It was my passion and I was ready to go wherever it led me.” Nick and Suzi rented a room at the Campton Inn and in 1982 they bought it and renamed it the Mountain Fare Inn. Around this time, Nick also developed summer programming with Freestyle America to balance his winter activities with BBTS.

Nick and Suzi have seem many, many changes in the sport – from the rise of elite new sports like Freeskiing to the demise of older styles such as ballet. Freestyle keeps adapting and so does Nick. He credits Waterville Valley Resort’s early support of Freestyle as hugely important and cites its 1988 inclusion as an Olympic sport. BBTS was a hub of aerial skiing as evidenced by Niki Stone’s gold medal performance in 1998. According to Nick, “BBTS Freestyle was known to have the best acrobatic program in the country and 4 Olympians confirmed that!” Another validation of BBTS’ position in the freestyle world was the fact that the club was awarded USSA Club of the Year three times. Suzi ran the freestyle “B” program alongside Nick for many years. Their sons, Tim and Wes were both in BBTS and then WVA from Mitey Mites through our Academy. Tim even dabbled in the young sport of snowboarding. The boys went on to earn spots on the US Freestyle Ski Team that anchored their success as they matured. Tim landed at the Park City Fly Freestyle program and brought his brother onboard. Wes eventually returned to his roots at BBTS and has been coaching here ever since. Nick reflects, “This has kept the Preston family close together as they progressed from development athletes to elite athletes and then to great coaches and wonderful parents of a new generation of freestylers!” Nick reflects, “This has kept the Preston family close together as they progressed from development athletes to elite athletes and then to great coaches and wonderful parents of a new generation of freestylers!” He adds, “That our sons chose to continue with the sport of free style shows what a rich, family filled environment the sport is and has been such a gratifying validation of my career.” The height of that validation, beyond the family’s involvement, was the moment Hannah Kearney won the Olympic Gold Medal in Vancouver in 2010. This one outstanding athlete at that one moment as Nick watched from the coaches knoll has created a legacy of success and friendship between Hannah and Nick, the Godfather of Freestyle. Looking back at the moment, Nick enthused, “Being there, it was irrefutable confirmation that the program worked. After watching Hannah’s progress in training, in the semis and when she triumphantly crossed the line in the finals, it was clear that I had just witnessed a true and defining Olympic performance.” He goes on to recall, “At the medal ceremony the vibe was incredible! The friendliness between the sports, the athletes who had the amazing ability to create a shining example of worldwide community.” Nick summed it up saying, “I believe I helped freestyle become what it is today and for that I thank the families of all the athletes I’ve coached.”

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Taking The Helm

New Co-Directors for the BBTS / WVA Freestyle and Freeskiing Programs WVBBTS/SEF is pleased to announce the promotion of Wesley Preston and Dan Shuffleton as Co-Directors of the Freestyle/Freeskiing program. BBTS’s rich history and legendary Freestyle program will now be led by two career coaches who are also both recipients of USSA’s prestigious Coach of the Year Award, Wes in 2013 and Dan in 2014. Wes, a 10-year veteran and 400 level coach, will head up the Freestyle / Freeskiing Development “Devo” program for BBTS and WVA athletes age 14 and under and will take the leadership role in Mogul, Aerial and Freeskiing devo programs. This includes daily management of “A” level Mogul and Aerial skiers. Wes will also be in charge of all programming for athletes 14 and under, and those of any age who desire to follow a traditional Freestyle path (Moguls, Dual Moguls and Aerials) in the winter, offseason, and FS camps. Wes, son of Nick Preston, is a BBTS and WVA alum. Dan Shuffleton “Shuff” will take over the BBTS Eastern and Elite Freeskiing programs at BBTS and WVA for athletes 14 and over. Dan has coached Freeskiing for over a decade at WVBBTS/SEF, is a 400 level certified Aerial coach and helped design our summer training venues. Dan has coached and mentored Slopestyle athletes ranked in the top 25 in the US, and athletes ranked in the top 100 in the world. Among his notable alumni are: Julia Krass, Jamie Crane-Mauzy, Annalisa Drew, Julia Marino, Jess Breda, Clayton Vila, Nick Martini, and Cam Riley. Four alumni from Dan’s team qualified for the Sochi Olympics - Devin Logan, USA, Slopestyle, Silver Medal; Julia Krass, USA, Slopestyle 11th; Annalis Drew, USA, Halfpipe, 9th, and Julia Marino, Paraguay, Slopestyle 17th. Wes and Dan will be supported by Paige Wallis, Coordinator for Freeskiing, Freestyle, and Snowboard as well as additional coaches working with the programs. The Co-Directors will report to Tom Barbeau, Director of Athletics and to Adam Chadbourne, Director of Athletic Performance.

Snowmaking Initiative

Moving Forward With Another Capital Campaign Project BBTS has taken a leadership role by investing in the creation, improvement and ongoing maintenance of world class snowsports training venues to create the best opportunities for our athletes to develop the skills and techniques needed to be competitively successful. A $257,000 snowmaking investment, for which we are currently raising funds, has focused us on our core mission as a Snowsports Educational Foundation and aligns with our strategic plan. The successful completion of other training venues such as: the Phil’s Hill BagJump Training Center, the rail/box line at Snow’s Mountain and the Thomas Barbeau Training Center are recent examples of projects that directly benefit our athletes and differentiate our organization. Recently members of our Freeski team reached the top step of the podium at Copper Mountain’s Rev Tour. These outstanding results prove that the investments we are making are leading to high levels of success for our athletes. As WVBBTS / SEF invests in on and off-snow venues we are gaining critical control and management of these essential tools used to develop our snowsports athletes. With a vision to be the best snowsports organization in the US we know that, working together, we can achieve this goal. Our focus on venues, programming, communication and staff aligns with this vision and with help and support from all sectors of the organization we will continually improve as a world class snowsports organization and provide the very best experience for each athlete. We look forward to answering any questions you may have, to sharing more information with you on Phase 1 of the snowmaking project and greatly appreciate your investment in your children who are here now and those who will come in the years ahead.

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Teaching Youth Athletes

There’s nothing like the elated feeling your children get after winning a game they’ve practiced

for day and night. But that good feeling can quickly dissipate when faced with bad sportsmanship. Youth sports are a great opportunity for kids to build self-esteem and learn the essentials of playing a game. But it’s also an opportunity for parents and coaches to teach the importance of good sportsmanship. While parents cheer for their kids on the sidelines, it’s also imperative for them to be positive role models and strong examples of what it means to be a good sport. Our kids look to their role models, and when adults and athletes have a win-at-all-cost mentality, it can ruin the game and bring out the worst in everyone. Liberty Mutual Insurance, in partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance, offers the following helpful tips and tactics for promoting good sportsmanship.

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Good Sportsmanship Play with integrity

One of the most essential lessons a child can learn from sports is to follow the rules. Make sure your team understands the rules and doesn’t break them, even if they have the opportunity to get away with it.

Respect the officials

It’s important to teach not only our young athletes but also our parents and coaches to respect the referees and officials. Our kids have a watchful eye and take notice when parents and coaches are disrespectful.

Be a good sport

This means doing what we can to lift our teammates up and help them reach their potential. Being a good teammate means also being a good person on and off the field regardless of the outcome.

Maintain self-control

Keep your cool, have a positive attitude, and don’t overreact during practice or games. Be encouraging of other players.

Let the coaches coach

Avoid chiming in with your coaching advice for the team, or other parents. Let those in charge run the plays. To bring about the above behaviors, and many others that constitute good sportsmanship, Positive Coaching Alliance encourages players and parent and coaches to “Honor the Game.” And to remember components of this code, PCA uses the acronym ROOTS, which stands for Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates and Self. Following these tips, along with reminding your children you’re proud of them no matter what, will help instill the values of sportsmanship and collectively ensure that our kids have the best sports experience possible. References: USSA via Liberty Mutual Insurance’s Play Positive website.

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The Knee;

Anatomy for snowsport athletes H

uman anatomy and its relationship to athletic achievement and injury is one of the most interesting aspects of my job. As we train and perform our bodies undergo stress. When this is combined with proper nutrition and rest; bones, ligaments, muscles and tendons go through a healthy process of hypertrophy. This makes our muscles more powerful, our ligaments, tendons and bones stronger and more resilient. At times this stress can be too much or the rest insufficient which can lead to injury. One of the keys to success is to maintain and develop muscles that support critical joints. As snow sport athletes we focus on the knee, this is unfortunately the site of frequent problems. For the knee it is crucial to balance the strength of the quadriceps muscle with the hamstring muscles. These two groups work in concert to flex and extend the knee. The quadriceps also has another critical responsibility which is to maintain alignment of the knee cap as it travels in front of the knee. The patella is an “extra” bone that has developed out of the quadriceps tendon. By moving the pulling force of the

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quadriceps away from the joint it allows this joint to function better, increasing the force generated by the muscles. Unfortunately, when this joint is out of balance the force can be misdirected leading to pain and injury. Between the femur and tibia live the menisci (plural of meniscus). These structures, was once thought to be unimportant, were routinely removed. We now know better. The menisci serve two vital functions. They transfer and distribute pressure from the upper leg to the lower leg and stabilize the knee movement. The menisci move during flexion and extension of the knee in order to balance the change of the boney joint surfaces, distributing pressure evenly throughout a full range of motion. There are four main ligaments in the knee that keep the femur

and tibia/fibula in close relationship to one another. Collateral ligaments are outside the knee joint and prevent abnormal side to side movement. The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments live within the knee joint itself and prevent forward and backward movement of the tibia. If the forces across the knee are too strong for the muscles and ligament to maintain bone position, they fail or tear. The ACL is usually torn as a result of a quick deceleration, hyperextension or rotational injury. This can occurs following a sudden change of direction. In the snow sport athlete the ACL typically tears following a twisting when weight-bearing (especially when landing from a jump or absorbing terrain changes). A person typically reports feeling a popping sensation in the knee, followed by swelling. These injuries can often be associated with medial meniscal and other ligament tears. Knee health is one of the keys to a successful season. Prevention of knee injuries requires focus and effort in obtaining and maintaining muscle strength and balance. Recently there has been an increased focus on neuromuscular and proprioceptive training as a way of reducing ACL injuries.

This type of conditioning in young athletes appears to cut the risk of ACL injuries in half. Neuromuscular and proprioceptive training includes; stretching, plyometric, movement training, core strengthening, balance training, resistance training and speed training. All of these are foundation elements of the Burdenko Method - balance, flexibility, coordination, endurance, speed, and strength. I often use car analogies to explain things to my patients and their families. I’m not a car-guy, but I think on a basic level we all understand some of the key mechanical issues associated with cars. Elite athletes are like Ferraris. They are powerful and captivating. They also require a lot of attention and this need for fine tuning may not be obvious to the casual observer. To maxi-

mize performance these vehicles need to be tuned up, fueled up and allowed to run. Are our skiers and snowboarders any different? Have fun and ski/ride fast! Stuart Braun, MD Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Floating Hostpital for Children Tufts Medical Center Boston, MA

References: Gagnier J, Morgenstern H, Chess L. Interventions Designed to Prevent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Adolescents and Adults. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2013;41(8):1952-62 Gilchrist J, Mandelbaum BR, Melancon H, Ryan GW, Silvers HJ, Giffen LY, et. al. A randomized controlled trial to prevent noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injury in female collegiate soccer players. Am J Sports Med 2008;36:1476-83. Mandelbaum BR, Silvers HJ, et al. Effectiveness of a neuromuscular and proprioceptive training program in preventing anterior cruciate ligament injuries in female athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2005;33:1003-10.


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BBTS & WVA Alumnus

Alec MacCrory

How long were you at BBTS / WVA?

I attended WVA in each of the four years that I was in high school. I spent a month at WVA my Freshman year, a month and a half as a Sophomore, 5 months as a Junior, and a month and a half in my senior year. Who were the most influential coaches / faculty for you here? Tom Barbeau, Jason Guilbert, and Craig Leaman. How did your WVA experience help prepare you for college? Attending Waterville was basically like a college experience in itself. It’s helped me learn how to live on my own and manage my time wisely while balancing academics, work, and two different sports all at the same time. What was your “best memory” skiing for us? Definitely the powder days! I love racing and getting in the gates, but there is nothing better than having first tracks in the fresh powder!

How did your skiing career help prepare you for skeleton training? Well for one the training we did, both on the snow and in the gym, helped build the fitness base I needed to qualify for the US Skeleton Development Program. And skiing has also made me addicted to going fast, which I think is pretty necessary if you’re going to throw yourself down an icy track at 80mph. Tell us a bit more about your major and intended career path. I haven’t decided exactly what major I am going to pursue, but I’m leaning towards software engineering. I’m really enjoying the programming that I am working on in my current classes, and I think I can see myself doing something in that career field.

WVBBTS Current Athlete & Alumni Updates

Olympic Gold and Bronze medalist alum Hannah Kearney earned a third place finish at the opening Moguls World Cup in Ruka, Finland. Alum Sophia Schwartz also competed in the season’s opening World Cup. Kiley Mikinnon and Mac Bohonnon, who began their careers at BBTS, earned their first World Cup podiums in Beijing, China. Kiley placed second and third in the first two Aerial World Cups of the season. Mac, who was the top American at the Sochi Olympics, placed 3rd in an Aerial World Cup event. BBTS Alumn Ashley Caldwell (Olympian), Eric Loughran, and Alex Bowen also competed in World Cup events. Current WVBBTS U16 athletes Hunter Brayton and Gio Lazzari were invited to train with the USSA “National Training Group” in Austria, Italy, and Germany this January. Impressive results from Colorado acheived by current BBTS Athlete Tim Ryan, who placed first, and BBTS Alum Eddie Gildea who earned a second place finish at the Copper Mountain Rev Tour Slopestyle event. Olympian and BBTS Alum Annalisa Drew placed 2nd in Halfpipe at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, and also won the Rev Tour Halfpipe event. Alum and Olympian Julia Krass placed 3rd in the Dew Tour Slopestyle. Olympian and Alum Chas Guldemond walked away with first place for the Snowboard Slopestyle event at the Dew Tour with a shout out to Bill Enos U.S. Snowboarding coach and BBTS Alum.

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The 2014 ussa ski & Snowboard Ball in Boston

The 2014 USSA Ski & Snowboard Ball on October 9, 2014 was a wonderful time to celebrate the Sochi Olympics with friends old and new while supporting our National Teams. The BBTS contingent, comprised of Carol Pelletier and daughter Emily, John Naples and daughter Samantha, Sara and Jeff Austin, Bill and Amanda Harrington, Adam and Alison Chadbourne and Peter Stokloza and Krista Katz enjoyed a fun and exciting evening. Delicious food stations catered to all tastes and interviews and video highlights with Olympians, including Ted Ligety, Devin Logan, Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Nolan Casper, Leanne Smith, and Alex Deibold shared both difficult and wildly successful moments of a great year. Always a highlight are the interviews with America’s elite snowsport athletes. This year, Ted Ligety, won an Olympic Gold Medalin Sochi’s Giant Slalom - to keep his 2006 Gold Medal in Turin’s Combined event company! Ligety is the first American to win two gold medals in Alpine. Ligety reflected on his winning second run, when he had a 1.5 second lead, during his interview by saying, “To be able to have that kind of lead definitely allowed me to be a little bit more relaxed. I didn’t have to take a ton of risks so that made life a little easier.”

From all reports the course was a mess, potholes and trenches despite heavy salting required by balmy temperatures. When asked how he handled the second run, Ligety had this to say, “I knew from inspection that there were already holes because it was so warm that day. I knew if I played it a little bit careful and picked my line I could carry it across that bottom flat. That was crucial and I was lucky I had enough time to play with to not need to take dumb risks.” Ligety was then asked about his training regime over the summer as he headed into the 2014 Olympics. Ligety gave a strong shout out to rigorous summer training such as BBTS is undertaking with this comment, “There’s always a ton of work to be done. I’m always working hard on the physical training side with days at the gym and always trying to get better on the snow. If you stay relaxed over the summertime, thinking you’ll be good the next year, you’ve got another thing coming! I definitely did a lot of hard work over this summer.” The four years between Olympic Games are prime training time for Olympians and Olympic hopefuls alike. USSA estimates that each athlete from its men’s and women’s alpine teams will spend, on-average, 880 days away from home and family while visiting more than 18 countries. So, for all you Olympic hopefuls at WVBBTS / SEF, these next 4 years will be very important so make the most of them – train hard, foster your health and wellbeing, and stay hungry for success!

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VBBTS and Waterville Valley Resort have been awarded the Men’s FIS Nor Am finals that are scheduled to take place over four days in March. It’s been five years since the best alpine ski racers from the United States and Canada have graced the World Cup trail. This exciting conclusion to the FIS Nor Am series promises to bring North America’s top ski racing athletes to our home mountain. The men will be competing for individual event honors and the Series Leaders will be looking to secure a top two placing in each discipline to earn them a World Cup spot for the 2015-16 season. The four race series, consisting of two Giant Slalom and two Slalom races, will challenge these elite athletes on longer and more difficult courses that will require them to bring all their hard-won skills and talents to the fore to be successful. The races are an honor for WVBBTS to host and lots of hard work and volunteer effort will go into the logistics. We look forward to creating a world-class race venue and hope that many BBTS members and friends will volunteer and come out to watch this prestigious event. This weekend will also include two special events; a VIP meet and greet with Nor Am athletes and coaching staff, and the official naming and dedication of the Timing Center in honor of our own Anna McIntyre. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements with dates and times and mark your calendars for both events!

Welcoming New Faces

WVBBTS is also welcoming Paige Wallis to the team as the Freestyle & Snowboard Coordinator. Some of you may also know Paige in her other role as a house parent. Originally from Norwich, VT, Paige attended the University of Vermont and graduated in 2012 with a degree in English and History. She spent the past 6 summers working as a swimming instructor at a summer camp. She loves working with chidren and enjoys the outdoors. Paige says she is looking forward to her first year at BBTS and the experiences that will come with it!

WVBBTS welcomes Kelly Brinza as our new Marketing and Communications Assistant. Having spent 6 years working for various news affiliates across the country, Kelly will be working on many aspects of marketing and communications including BBTS-TV, the newsletter, and website maintanence. Kelly will also be assisting with our Blackbaud Database System. She has a BA in Communications from Rhode Island College and is originally from the Ocean State, and grew up learing to ski right here in Waterville Valley! Kelly enjoys hiking with her dog, wakeboarding, and now spends her slope time on a snowboard.

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