The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), one of America’s premier sports organizations, is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo. The mission of the USOPC is to empower Team USA athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence and well-being. The USOPC is focused on protecting, supporting and empowering America’s athletes, and is responsible for fielding U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games, and serving as the steward of the Olympic & Paralympic movements in the U.S. The USOPC provides valuable services and support to athletes training for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as to National Governing Bodies (NGBs or NFs).

The USOPC’s system of training centers include two owned and operated facilities in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Lake Placid, New York and approximately 18 NGB-specific training sites. For many U.S. National Federations, the Olympic & Paralympic Training Centers (OPTCs) provide an optimal training environment for their athletes. The USOPTCs provide a comprehensive training environment comprising a full range of performance and support services. The OPTC’s focus is on athletes, programs and enhanced integration of performance services, along with an emphasis on customer service.

The USOPC provides integrated service teams to assist Olympic & Paralympic hopefuls with the goal of ultimate preparedness for the Games through its Sport Performance division. Sport Performance is comprised of coaching, sports medicine, sports management, and sports sciences specialists. The division partners with National Team coaches and athletes to apply focused, integrated, effective performance services to achieve sustained international competitive excellence. Sport disciplines are categorized into five “sportfolios” that address similar training and competitive needs. In each of the five teams, the following areas of support are provided by Performance Services: Performance Technology, Sport Biomechanics, Sport Physiology, Sport Psychology, Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition, Sports Medicine, and Athlete Recovery.

While in Colorado Springs, ICECP program participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the inner-workings of the USOPC’s Olympic & Paralympic Training Center and athlete support programs through the performance services division. Additionally, the courses taught in Colorado Springs will be conducted by USOPC staff and experts.

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