The United States Olympic Committee

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC), one of America’s premier sports organizations, is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo. The vision of the USOC is to enable America’s athletes to realize their Olympic and Paralympic dreams. The USOC’s mission is to support the United States Olympic and Paralympic athletes in achieving sustained competitive excellence and preserve the Olympic ideals, and thereby inspire all Americans. The USOC 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 USOC’s system of training centers include two owned and operated facilities and approximately 18 NGB-specific training sites (some of which carry the USOC designation). The two USOC owned and operated training facilities are located in Lake Placid, NY and Colorado Springs, Colorado.  For many NGBs, the Olympic Training Centers (OTCs) provide the optimal training environment for their athletes. The U.S. OTCs provide a comprehensive training environment comprising a full range of performance and support services. The OTCs focus is on athletes, programs and enhanced integration of performance services, along with an emphasis on customer service.  The USOC provides integrated service teams to assist Olympic and 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.  ICECP program participants will be housed at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and gain an in-depth understanding of the workings of the USOC’s Olympic Training Center and athlete support programs through the performance services division. Additionally, the courses taught in Colorado Springs will be conducted by USOC staff and experts.

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