National Sports Academy partners with the United States Luge Association to provide academic opportunities to elite athletes on the USLA Junior National, Junior Candidate and Development Teams. We also offer a program for international luge student-athletes.
The National Sports Academy (NSA), a private high school in Lake Placid, NY, is partnering with the United States Luge Association to create an International Luge Sliding School for high-school aged student atheletes. NSA is a boarding school in the Olympic Village of Lake Placid, New York, USA whose focus is on the development of elite winter athletes in grades 8 to 12. The historic setting, athletic community, and challenging curriculum provide students with a relevant 21st century education, life skills, and the tools to succeed in life. NSA’s unique environment and learning strat- egy offer the opportunity for students to excel and develop both in the sport of luge and academically.
Luge is a sport that requires thousands of runs to develop proper skills to successfully navigate down an artificial track.
NSA Sliding School
The NSA Sliding School will provide luge athletes in countries without an artificial track the tools necessary to succeed and grow in the sport.
Current team members will be able to utilize Olympic Caliber training facilities throughout the entire luge season as part of the NSA Sliding School. This program is focused to help accelerate the growth and development of National Team athletes.
Program will feature:
Expanded Programs for International Student-Athletes
Beginning in September 2013, NSA will expand its programs to international students. This program offers development and competi- tive luge athletes the ability to train under the guidance of USA luge coaches on the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic combined luge/bobsled artificial track while completing their high school education at NSA. Highlights of the expanded offerings include:
Chris Mazdzer (NSA class of 2006)
Director of International Luge Recruitment
National Sports Academy at Lake Placid
Five of the six former NSA student-athletes to complete in the Olympic Games in Luge are pictured above. Olympians include: Cammy Myler, Samantha Retrosi, Duncan Kennedy, Chris Mazder, and Courtney Zablocki.