Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sept, 30th Update


Sorry for my long span between Blogs. I have had problems with my PC and things lately have been crazy with work and family!

My Dad has stomach Cancer and we have been supporting him very much. He is on Chemo therapy, and the tumors are shrinking which we are all thrilled about! It has brought our small family together. even our Cousins from Vancouver and Japan. The whole experience has highlighted to me how important our health is. To live every day like it is our last, make time for family, and take care of our body's. Exercise, healthy food and a positive state of mind. I sure appreciate my health, my family and all of you !

bye for now.


Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Aim 2 win Factor 2

Good morning,

It is Tuesday morning here. We just finished a long weekend holiday. It was nice. As a family we did a few chores around our house and my dads. After the work we went to a place called energy Plex. It has a climbing wall, gym area with trampolines, swimming pool, and the energy cube. An area you climb through with slides and tunnels. I think I had more fun than the kids though.

We also went to the Armstrong Fair. It had amusement rides and lots of farm animals to see. We actually saw a baby calve being born. Very interesting.

The next Factor to the new Aim document is Fundamentals of Athleticism. Your children should be introduced to different movements as early as possible. and done on and in earth, water, air and on ice. movements of such as speed, jumping, climbing, agility balance, co ordination, swimming, skipping, skating, hopping, throwing, dribbling, kicking, throwing, hitting and catching.

RECEIVING movements: Catching, stopping, Trapping
Sending movements: Kicking, punting, rolling, Striking( ball, puck , ring),volley
Traveling with: Dribbling with feet, hands, and stick.

I our children can play practicing these skills , they could be skilled in any sport!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The 10 year rule

Good morning!

In the Aim document gives us steps on Long term skier development. I will go over them in the order they are presented in.

The 10 year rule has been Scientifically researched. They found in most sports you will need a minimum of 10,000 hours of training to reach elite levels. This means 3 hours of physical activity every day, for 10 years.

Other research showed Olympic medalists start sport specific activity at age 8 to 10 years of age. Females slightly earlier.

This shows motor skills are being developed at an early age. So, start playing with your kids early.

Bye for now.


Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Aim 2 Win Foreword

Good morning!

Another nice day in Kelowna. Only a few days of rain this summer. There are still forest fires burning in B.C. though. It is very dry in the forests.

The fore word of the Aim 2 win Document was written by Mark Sharp. He was the coach of Allison Forsythe. He was hires by Alpine Canada as the National Development Director. The Goal of Alpine Canada is to be the best at every level in Alpine ski racing. Something every Nation strives to be.

Mark has interviewed some successful racers and coaches. All said that lots of time on snow is a large piece of the puzzle. Ante Kostelic and Anders Pearson said the same things The kids skied almost everyday, but also played other sports in the off season. Gymnastics, soccer, swimming, etc... The goal was to be a all round athlete, ski, ski, ski, ski, and have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Kostelic kids from ages 9 to 12 skied around willow branches 1000 turns per day! That was 5 to 6 thousand turns per week for 3 years. Their father did change the course often so the kids had to adapt.

The key lots of time skiing and having fun doing it.

Bye for now.