This page provides information for race organizers and administrators about
USSA services and working with Split Second Timing (SST), the widely used timing software for USSA competitions.
(Other timing software can also be used, but Split Second is the most commonly used timing software in most divisions.)
Go directly to the Far West Masters race services page
for detailed instructions, membership reports, and Split Second setup files for FWM division races.
The procedures we describe are provided as guidelines.
The techniques have been used in various forms by organizing areas in the Far West
over a number of years and have been consolidated here to share the
knowledge and ideas of many people.
This is not the only way to do things, but we know the approach works
and we believe is the simplest way to operate a FW masters race.
use our suggested procedures and data files, it should make your life easier.
Race organizers and administrators have a number of services available though the USSA web site
for checking that competitors have current licenses and that race codes have been obtained
for sanctioned races on the current season calendar. Starting in November 2011, member
services on the USSA web site are available through the member portal
my.ussa.org and require login
to your member account.
For additional links to USSA services, forms, and competition rules, see the Race Operations information
section on ussamasters.org.
Most current USSA masters will be listed in the points list file,
updated periodically throughout the season by USSA.
For the most current information, however, use the
Member Lookup feature on the USSA Alpine web site:
To check the race calendar for codex numbers assigned by USSA,
use the Race Lookup feature on the USSA Alpine web site:
A race code is assigned upon completion of the USSA Schedule Agreement, which must be submitted by the race organizer for a competition to be sanctioned on the USSA calendar as a masters competition.
This is essential for liability and secondary accident insurance coverage of the event.
To get a complete list of all registered masters racers,
use the Member List feature on the USSA Alpine web site:
To get a complete list of current officials certifications,
use the Officials Certifications Viewer feature on the USSA Alpine web site:
USSA publishes a masters points list
data file containing all licensed USSA masters competitors
periodically throughout the season. The masters points list
file can be used with the Split Second Timing software
to assist in correctly entering racer information such as
name, age, and USSA license number when inserting
competitors in a Masters Alpine race data file.
The masters points list is scheduled to be published regularly during the
competition season, starting in November and updated approximately monthly.
The masters points list file is available for download
from the USSA web site using the
Alpine Points and Rankings page at ussa.org
(click on the link to the masters points list .ZIP file to download).
Most race organizers in
the Far West division use the standard USSA alpine race
timing software from Split Second, Inc. Consequently,
the techniques we describe here are specifically for
the Split Second race timing software. Equivalent techniques
for encoding masters age classes and performing race
operation activities such as producing entry list, start
list, and race result reports can be used with other
race timing systems.
Documentation and tips on running USSA Masters races
using the National-FIS Race Scoring Software from Split Second
is provided on the ussamasters.org web site:
A detailed description of the procedures for masters races is provided,
along with a shorter, more succinct checklist summary.
Online registration systems provide for competitor signup and race fees payment processing.
Race administrators need to download competitor entries from the online registration system
into Split Second race files and post results back to the registration system to enable
post-race processing of racer charges.
The procedures for working with the SkiRaceReg.com online registration system
now being used by most masters divisions
are described in the following document:
Ski Association - Alpine Masters - USSA masters
information, links to timing software and points list downloads, member lookup, etc
Second Timing - the standard USSA alpine timing software
TimingGuys.com - discussion boards for timing topics
Software - ACES - ACE Scoring masters software
Director of Race Services and Scoring, Far West Masters
Email: Deb Lewis