Better & Faster Together
Better & Faster Together supports athletes, parents and coaches involved in competitive sports by offering scholarship opportunities to clubs and athletes, innovative curriculum and tools designed to promote a healthy, competitive environment and recognition for exemplary community role models.
Olympic alpine ski racer and coach Julia Ford talks about the inspiration for forming Better & Faster Together and how to be a better competitor by lifting up teammates.
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What We Do
We provide a wide variety of information on the sport of skiing—creating an archive of accurate information from trusted sources in the industry for athletes, parents and coaches. We focus on topics like performance, psychology, wellness, social and emotional health, injury prevention, nutrition for athletes and gear maintenance.
We recognize athletes, parents and coaches who are champions of promoting community, healthy competition and important life skills such as empathy, effective communication, creative and critical thinking, dealing with stress and developing interpersonal relationships. We celebrate those front-line ambassadors who are exemplary community role models in the sport at a grassroots level.
We support athletes who are committed to their own performance and who give back to the community. Through scholarships and recognition awards, the foundation helps support the cost of training, equipment, and travel as well as costs associated with projects like clinics, workshops and educational materials that promote values championing healthy competition and positive life skills.
The latest from our Blog
To say that Matt Tomasko has experience working with kids is an understatement: For the past 30 years, he has been involved with alpine coaching, mountain bike camps and teaching physical education and music in the school system. Tomasko is currently the executive...
My chin dropped against my helmet strap as I watched my 7-year-old daughter rip down the fall line in an athletic stance, ski edges tipping effectively, hands forward. This was the moment I dreamed about through all those missed ski days during pregnancy, those powder...
Dave Schuiling is the director of education for PSIA-AASI, the organization of professional ski and snowboard instructors. Here he explains how better communication and teamwork in snowsports organizations makes every ski or rider better together.