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Squaw Valley coach joins U.S. alpine staff

USSA and Sun staff report

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named former Squaw Valley Ski Team coach John Cashman to its alpine staff as the U16 National Training Group head coach.

The National Training Group supports the development of top regional junior athletes by bringing them together from across the country to train and compete at the highest level alongside their peers.

Full-time athletes are based out of the Center of Excellence in Park City, Utah, and have full use of the athletic and rehabilitative facilities available to national team athletes. 

"Coming from the Squaw Valley Ski Team, John has established himself as one of the top coaches in the country," said Chip Knight, U.S. alpine development director. "Many of our elite level athletes have come out of the Squaw program, so I'm looking forward to seeing how John's knowledge of athlete development will help prepare our best young athletes for success on the international stage."

Cashman's extensive experience includes 24 years of coaching at various USSA clubs, and most recently as head coach and program director for U16, U14, U12 and U10 athletes with the Squaw Valley Ski Team.

"Most of my 24-year coaching career has been devoted to athlete development at the U16 and under age groups," Cashman said. "I look forward to working with these elite-level athletes in helping them continue with their development and refinement of basic alpine skills as they move up the U.S. Ski Team pipeline."