Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hi From Nakaika Coaching Summit

Hi All,

I am in Nakiska , Alberta right now attending the annual national coaching summit. It is a three day seminar. On Snow and class room. Skiing in the morning and indoor during the afternoon.

Yesterday I was in the GS group. The leader of the group was Jim Pollock. He is the Head coach for the Canadian National team. Topics we talked about were course setting, line and technique. What distance they were setting 22 to 28m.

Line was a gray zone. Depending on Technique and quickness of movements. For each individual, look to move from Arc to arc to arc. The first arcs direction is dictated from the 3rd arc down the hill. Look ahead and link powerful arcs together, with no waiting between arcs(turns).

Technique, No changes really. Move from Ski to ski balanced and stacked. No, two leg pressure! Outside ski only. From Ski to ski no lose of contact on the snow. Be in a balanced position to power the ski.

Today was Super G and speed.

Always set for safety.

Keep contact on the snow and use the terrain for speed and to work on the down side. Stay in a tuck and if you open up stay in the most aerodynamic position possible. Keep your upper body low and absorb with your legs.

look for terrain changes and turns over terrain changes.

How to handle jumps. Ride over jumps with no move. Ride over jumps by pre jumping. Ride over jumps by popping it (Or springing at the lip of the jump).

More later.


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