Wednesday, May 30, 2007

May 30 update

Hello Hello,

Makaiya has been doing very well lately too. She wanted to go in golf lessons this spring. She said she is having fun playing. her teacher said I am in trouble because she seems to have a feel for it. Great ! My daughter will be beating me a few years! Hee Hee! No way! I will practise too!

Bye for now.


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

May 29 Update

Hi !

Here are those pictures I was talking about yesterday.

We all took some pictures outside, then in for dinner and speeches and at last the dance. We all had a great time! I can not believe Tajanna is Grading! She is going to a Fashion design school in the US next year. She got a $ 25 000 US scholarship to the school! We are very proud of her!

Her ceremony Will be next week when I am in Japan! She wishes I could go to it but she understands my responsibility in Japan!

More soon !


Monday, May 28, 2007

May 28 Update

Hi Everyone,

Here is some news. I jsut came back from Tajanna's prom dinner. Yes, she is finishing high scholl this June!!

I will include some pictures tomorrow!

Bye for now.


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

May 22 Update

Hello every one,

Well, I must admit I have a little fat on my stomach compared to years past. So I have been exercising more. I am playing soccer on Mondays and I have been running stairs. Yes, Close to my house there is a set of stairs that is around 100 steps. I have been jogging up and down for 30 minutes. It has been a great burn for my legs. Feels great! I seem to be trimming down again. If any of you work in Tall buildings it could be a good work out during lunch or during the day sometime. If you have a shower in your building. I sweat like crazy when I do it.

Bye for now.


Saturday, May 19, 2007

May 19 Update


So one other thing I forgot to mention in my blog about concussions. Mouth pieces are also recommended to help prevent them.

Also back protection I mentioned is the following!
This site is an example of the back protection I was talking about.

So for those of you that have kids or kids that are racing. We had an excellent speaker on training windows for kids.

Usually from ages of 5 to 11 years old growth is slow. During this time it is important to train Quickness movements, flexibility and technique.

From Ages 11 to 14 are usually the ages of growth. During this time the kids are usually slightly clumsy. It is important to work on endurance this time.

After the main growth spurt is the time to strength training.

Have a great weekend!


Sunday, May 13, 2007

May 12 Update

Hello everyone,

So, another update on the coaching conference. Another National team coach spoke on inspection of the course.

As we inspect we look for how fast we might be skiing in the different sections of the course. The speed will dictate what line you will choose.

We look at the snow condition. The way we ski on soft and icy snow is very different.

What the interval is between the gates. On the world Cup for woman the average GS set was 26 to 27 m. For men 27 to 28. Of course there were sets that were to the extreme sides.

We also look at the terrain and how it changes, We must be ready to adapt to any changes.

The most important thing you all must realize is that there is no one fast line. There are many fast lines. You must make as much speed as possible on your line. Of course he was talking about highly experienced World Cup skiers. Skiing a line 1 m to high or too low can effect time greatly. I believe what we are doing great with our line training. We are on the right path that will help you all understand line. You must all be confident in your talent and as I have said before see and believe! I Believe in you all!

Another skill I feel is just as important is looking ahead in the course and in free skiing! Please practice that everyday. Yes, when ever you can!

Bye for now!


Thursday, May 10, 2007

May !0, Update

Hi there!

Another topic at the coaching conference was Concussions. Head trama! Now if you have a fall and bang your head we must watch for the following symptoms. Head ache, blurred vision, disorientation of time and date, dizziness, vacant stare, inconrehensive speech, nasea, ringing in ears, double vision, incooridination.

Now, The head coach of the Canadaian team said if you have one concussion in a helmet, you should replace it. Helmets are desinged for one big crash only! I know some of you have had concussions. Those of you that have had one please replace that helmet. We want to be as safe as possible.

Bye for now.


Monday, May 07, 2007

May, 7 Update

Hello Everyone,

So I played my second game of soccer tonight. My Brother Rick is also playing on the same team. It is fun to play with him since we do not see each other so much! I played mid field and forward in the game. The team we played against is the best team in the league. I scored the first goal of the game and we ended up winning 2 to1!!! I of course did the same positive thinking and believed The ball would come to me easily, I would score, and win! I will keep you update to how Our soccer team progresses!

So it is confirmed I will do a summer camp at Mt. Hood, in Oregon State. The closest city being Portland. I still must work on a few details of accommodations and other such details but the big problem of Liability insurance has been solved. I look forward to doing the camp and seeing the many kids wanting to come!

Bye for now!


Saturday, May 05, 2007

May, 5 Update

Hello everyone,

During the Canadian Coaches summit there was alot of very good information . As ski racers we can always look for details to give us an advantage. My first topic is on aerodynamics! The Canadian Team does alot of wind tunnel testing. Did you know that the Canadian Team members use their One piece racing suit only once for each race. They have found that even in using the suit once it slows down! So for each race They use a Brand new suit! For YOU what is suggested is that you have a race suit, and a training suit. Of course your race suit is for race only! Training suit for training. Your race suit should always be stored in a clean plastic bag. You must care that it stays as clean as possible, and does not have any rips , cuts, or lint build up!

If your suit size is too small that is also slow! You need a suit that is the perfect fit. It is better if it is slightly big!

Wearing fleece under your suit is also slow. Smooth fabric is best! Under armour style Fabric.

For those of you with long hair. Pony tails and hair should be tucked into your helmet when ever possible!

Your suit should also be pulled over the top 2 buckles! The buckles when exposed was also found to be slow!

Back protectors are also used by all. The protector must fit properly of course. It was actually found that when using the protector it was faster when tucking.

When tucking it is important that hands are high in front of your face, elbows in line with your knees.

Please take note for next season! Lets set high goals! At Accel Ski System we are teaching you all the things that will help you achieve the best! You have to see and feel What you want! Do not see and think of things you do not want!!!

Bye for now!


May, 5 Update


Chrissy and I are trying to eat better for good health! Chrissy made Spaghetti squash. The Squash when cooked comes apart looking like spaghetti. We cut it in half and put the sauce in the middle and baked it with cheese on top. The other dish in the picture is Mexican okonomi yake. I used a burrito shell shredded cheese on it, put in a frying and heat it. It melts ! After that add scambled egg with mushrooms and put it on top of the melted cheese. Next, put another shell on top and cook on both sides. We put salsa on top with a little sour cream. Very good!

More later!


Thursday, May 03, 2007

May 3, Update

Hello Everyone,

So my Drive to Calgary was around 6 hours. It was snowing high in the rocky Mountains the day befoer my drive. No snow on the road though.

they are changing the highway in sections of the Trans Canada Highway. Making it safer in the future for all drivers! That part of the high way is sometimes very dangerous because of the extreme weather conditions at times!

Bye for now.


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

May 1 Update

Hello everyone,

I have had such a great couple of days. I am at a coaching summit in Calgary Alberta! The national team coaches are here as well as many provincial and many head coaches from club teams. Many different speakers on many different topics. I will update my blog with the seminar information when I return home. I have a few pictures which I will also attach!

More in a few days !