Thursday, January 30, 2014

Icy conditions this weekend!!!!!

Hi Group!

It looks to be an icy slope weekend! If you can, make sure your skis are sharp for tomorrow! It rained here yesterday and froze over night!

Good luck to those in races this weekend!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Balance to push!

Hi !

Yesterdays training was on #3 , GS. I set basic drills before the course to work on balance and power. I have noticed at slow speed many balance on the out side ski , BUT are not able to power the ski because of the position they are in! We want to balance on the ski to push and power it. I will focus more on the basic areas to help all to get maximum response for their skis!!!

It is warming up in Sugadaira. I believe the snow will become icy! Please make sure those skis are sharp, and waxed for your next visit.

Good luck to everyone in races this weekend!!!!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mondays GS pictures

A cold Monday morning, turned into a warm Monday afternoon. The snow was a little soft today. Training was good for the group though. Everyone hit their goal for the day!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Great weekend!

Hi everyone!

It was a great weekend for training and racing! I am very proud of everyone's efforts! Lets keep it going! Sunday was a tough one for weather! Nice focus guys and girls!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Saturday Update

Hi All!

It was a good day of training! The GS this morning was super. Great snow, great weather! The afternoon SL was ok. The snow on #3 was a little soft compared to #4,5,6!

We are on #4 again tomorrow. It should be good. I hope the weather is ok. It looks like it may snow. Good job in the races today. A win , 2nd place and lots of top 10's! Great job guys! Good luck tomorrow in the SL! Full power!!!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Friday training

Hi guys and girls!!!

What a day! Super sunny, warm, and compact snow conditions! Great for alpine race training. We had GS and SL today. The only tough part is set up and take down. UGH!!!

Today's ice Cup winner was Arai Genki! Fastest GS time of the day.

Good luck to all in races tomorrow! Warm up, good inspection, imagery of the course, focus on your own preparation nothing else! Ski to win! Full power please! You are not going to ski fast with out working the ski!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan, 23 Update


It was a cold and foggy day today. We did train GS on the flats. It was good practice to test what line works on the flats in certain sets.

Some guys are finally getting the idea of powering the ski. Really flying!

I received my new Rossignol back pack today, and helmet. They look good! My old pack really ripped apart.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

GS / SL training day!

Hi all!

It was a busy day for set up. I actually had 3 sets today. GS, SL and a brush course. Great training for those who were here. I do not plan on doing that often though!

Tomorrow is GS.

On Friday we are going to do a GS and SL set again at the same time. This weekend there is a kids race with both SL and GS. Trying to help the kids out so they can train both!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Jan, 21 GS training!!

We had GS training today. We were able to start right from the top of #4,5,6! It was super good training!

Tomorrow we have GS and SL. From 8:30am to 12:30 pm. Again on # 4,5,6!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday training!

Hi everyone!

We trained GS on #3 today. The snow is still soft, it was ok since we did not have many racers. 6 in total!

We are setting on # 6 tomorrow. I heard from another coach that it was nice and icy under the new snow. We are the only ones on that run so I will set a off rhythm set. It should be fun!

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Practice the right things!

Hi all!

It was good to see you all this past weekend! The group in general is progressing quickly! I am very proud of the effort I see everyday! Thanks again for giving me the chance to work with you all.

We having been doing a lot of basic drills before the normal race course. Those drills when repeated over and over will really give your basic skills a turbo boost! Ski racing is a power sport and the more energy we apply on the ski the faster it will go. Well, the line you choose goes with that though. Do not worry about how you look on skis. Focus on balancing and working the ski!!!

Thanks again for skiing with us! Congratulations on all the great race results! Keep pushing the limits!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

Battery recharge time?

Hi Al!

On Friday we had our normal GS sessions. It was good training for the small group. We inspected the course together ,which was very effective. I was very happy with their skiing!

Ogoshi San wanted a booster strap for his boots. We found a small ski race shop in Ueda. After we bought the straps we went to an Onsen. Jupuku no yu! It was very relaxing. I went in the sauna for 10 minutes then the cold pool for 1 minute. 2 sets! My legs felt great afterwards!

I am looking forward to the weekend!

See you soon!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Thursday Update!

It was a good GS training day! We did some power drills before the training course. The group responded very well to it! Nice work! Good luck in your races this weekend!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Jan,15 Update

It was a good day of GS training! Just a few racers today so they all got a lot of runs in! Just a few racers again tomorrow. I am looking forward to it! I might take a few runs myself!

See you soon!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Jan , 13 Update!

Hi !

It was a very busy weekend! Thank you to those who chose to train with us at Accel Ski System! We appreciate you all very much! It was a gratifying weekend . Many guys and girls skiing new person bests! Super!

I also heard more great race results! We are very proud of you all!

Tomorrow is suppose to be cold. We are planning GS tomorrow, on # 3 ! Should be good!

Good luck to those in the GS race tomorrow at Sugadaira!

See you soon!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Jan, 12 Update

Hi all!

Another busy day for us. A large group in GS and SL. I am however very happy with how they skied today. Yesterdays video meeting was very effective! Good job !

Tomorrow looks to be busy again. I hope to see continued progression!

See you tomorrow!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Jan, 11 Update.

Hi! It was a super sunny day. Snow was slightly soft so conditions were not the best. The course was a little rough!

Tomorrow also looks to be busy. Around 35 racers!

I have heard more good race results!!! Nice work guys and girls! Good luck again tomorrow!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Good Luck to all in Races!

Good luck everyone!!

Many are in races this weekend. Please focus on your own preparation! Just ski the line the course gives you! And have fun!

See you soon!

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Good soft snow training!


It was windy, snowy and foggy today. It was how ever an awesome training day for those that were here! The speed was slower than usual so they were able to focus on their goal movements! Great work!

Suppose to be sunny tomorrow! See you then!

Jan, 8 training!

Hi all!

GS sessions today!

We lucked out with the weather! It was suppose to snow this afternoon. We just finished our session and it started to fall. It is coming down now! It is warm out side so it will be heavy tomorrow!

The group did fairly well. Starting to get a better feel for proper balance change timing and edging. Some are still throwing their feet out side to set the edge. They will get!

Hopefully it will not snow to much tonight. Kids race tomorrow!