OPA Cup or Continental Cup racing is the steppingstone from U-23 racing to the WorldCup. NCCSEF will invest $10,000 in – OPA Cup Finals. We have won and been on the podium in these events in the past and our goal is build participation at this event with non-US Ski Team athletes so as to raise the level of competition for our U-23 and U-25 athletes as well as lower the overall point profile of our top non-USST athletes. This is an important step to competing with our international counterparts.
This is also is an important trip for coaches to raise the level of their own coaching and learn the ropes to leading international trips and coaching at an elite international level. Because this is the case our only financial goals here are running the trip and so focus on coaching. NCCSEF will invest $10,000 in the OPA Cup Finals * Fund 3 staff, ground transportation costs, and reduce the cost for each athlete if possible.
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