Youth Sailing Newsletter February 2019 - US Sailing

US Sailing's youth newsletter is your source for updates on the national effort to grow youth sailing and racing, support education, and promote youth development. Learn more about upcoming events, national best practices, and the latest resources for the youth sailing community.

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  • By The Numbers- How Norway Won the Winter Olympics
  • Youth Sailing FAQs- College Sailing
  • 2019 National Sailing Program Symposium - Presentation Archive
  • Parent's Corner: Grit- How to Get Back Up After Failure (via True Sport)
  • 2019 Dates To Know

By The Numbers: How Norway Won at the 2018 Winter Olympics

39 Medals

Norway won an amazing 39 medals at the 2018 Winter Olympics. For a country of only five million people, that's a stunning 7.3 medals per million residents. A closer look at their success shows that focusing on the right things in youth sports benefits all participants, from casual athletes to Olympic contenders.

We learn from the kids that everything is about having fun, so we try to put that into all our systems" -Tore Øvrebø, head of the Norwegian Olympic Committee delegation

Youth Sailing FAQs

Dear Youth Sailors... Sincerely, College Sailing

by Tyler Colvin, Assistant Sailing Coach, Old Dominion University

While college sailing has a long and storied history, as a sport, it has grown and changed drastically in the last 20 years. However, the popular perceptions of college sailing and the college admissions process haven’t necessarily kept up with this changing reality".

2019 National Sailing Program Symposium - Presentation Archives

The 2019 National Sailing Program Symposium attracted a record 391 attendees to Jacksonville, Florida for three days of presentations, workshops, boat demos, and networking. If you weren't able to attend, be sure to check out the archived presentations now available on USSailing.org:

NSPS was an amazing experience and so inspiring to know there are a lot of amazing folks doing what I’m doing all over the country. Our “community” is a lot larger than I realized" - NSPS Attendee

Parent's Corner

Grit: How to Get Back Up After Failure

Youth sports provide a great environment to learn how to deal with failure, but parents can hinder that process by rushing to rescue their child from adversity".
This article is brought to you by TrueSport®. TrueSport® inspires athletes, coaches, parents, and administrators to change the culture of youth sport through active engagement and thoughtful curriculum based on cornerstone lessons of sportsmanship, character-building, and clean and healthy performance, by creating leaders across communities through sport.

Dates to Know

Conferences, Symposiums, and Events

  • March 8, US Sailing Regional Symposium, Rochester, NY. More Info
  • March 22, US Sailing Regional Symposium*, Redwood City, CA. More Info
  • March 29, US Sailing Regional Symposium*, Tiverton, RI. More Info
  • April 12, US Sailing Regional Symposium, Annapolis, MD. More Info
  • *Stay an extra day for a Reach STEM Educator Course. Contact Youth@USSailing.org for more info, or sign up online

US Sailing Championships

  • Now- April 1, Request for Invitation period open for U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship (Rose Cup). More Info
  • March 1, Registration opens for U.S. Junior Women's Singlehanded Championship (Leiter Trophy). More Info
  • March 1, Registration opens for U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship (Ida Lewis Trophy). More Info
  • March 1 - April 15, Resume Application period open for U.S. Youth Championship. More Info

USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals

  • April 6-7, Sarasota Sailfest Junior Olympic Festival, Sarasota, FL. More Info
  • April 13-14, South Atlantic Junior Olympic Festival, Acworth, GA. More Info
  • June 8-10, Hilton Head Junior Olympic Festival, Hilton Head Island, SC. More Info

US Sailing Instructor Certification Courses

  • There are many courses around the country to choose from. For the latest course offerings, please check the US Sailing Course Calendar
  • Is your club interested in hosting a Instructor Certification Course? Please contact Youth@USSailing.org or fill out the Host a Course Form

Other Events or Clinics

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