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Olympian, Tricia Byrnes Joins USPA

Snowboard Icon becomes Family Advisor for Olympic Sports at USPA. When the families of USASA athletes and other Winter Olympic hopefuls want advice on how to manage high-level academics while pursuing elite levels of sport, they can turn to Olympic snowboarder Tricia Byrnes at USPA.  “We’re thrilled to have Tricia join us,” said USPA Chief

At USPA, Flexibility is Strength, Diversity is the Norm

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Pete Smith first conceived of US Performance Academy in response to this question from a frustrated parent: Why does the traditional academic model make you choose between achieving your athletic dreams and getting a good education? That was in 2013, when remote learning and quality education did not coexist in most people’s minds. Smith, an

Q&A with US Performance Academy Founder, Peter Smith

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The NCAA-approved school offers a flexible curriculum for student athletes Since 2013, U.S. Performance Academy in Elkins, NH, has been providing online-based education for high-performing athletes in grades 6-12. The NCAA-approved school offers a flexible curriculum for student athletes who are currently training, traveling and competing worldwide, who aren’t able to attend a traditional brick-and-mortar

USPA Partners with USASA

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Innovative online school and USASA join forces to provide elite freeskiers and riders a quality, flexible schooling option Elkins, N.H. – US Performance Academy (USPA), the only fully accredited, NCAA-approved online school for high performing student-athletes in grades 6 through 12, announces an exciting new partnership with the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA).

USPA Student, Maya Gaudin is Augusta Bound!

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Congratulations to our Student Athlete, Maya Gaudin won first place (Girls 12-13 years old division) in the Northeast Regional Finals of the Drive Chip & Putt Tournament! Maya now advances and will represent the Northeast Region at the DCP National Finals, which is played at the infamous Augusta Golf Club, during the week of the

USPA Learning Coaches: The Intersection between School and Sport

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Excelling athletically and academically requires dedication, organization, and tenacity, and sport and school are both excellent environments where student athletes practice and hone these traits. Athletes frequently encounter challenges, including training, competition, logistics, weather, equipment, terrain, injury, finances, adversity, failure, loss, and (yes) even success. Athletes must learn to listen, attempt, adjust, try again, fail,