Saturday, March 29, 2014

March 29 Update!

Great Day of Training!

The season is coming to an end soon! The racers coming out are very focused! Great to see! It will show in your results!

Speaking of results. Great results from Hokkaido and the junior Olympics! Yui Ishizuka was 2nd today for her age in Japan! Lap time on the second run! Congratulations ! Good luck to the others racing tomorrow !

Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Update!

Hi group!

It has been a good week here in Sugadaira! Yesterday was really foggy, but we did get some SL training done.

Today was GS training with sunny skies, and hard spring snow!

It was a mixed group of adults and kids. We worked on powering down the fall line, and looking ahead! A successful day!

Looks to be slower weekend! Good luck to all those in races!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March 25 Update

Hi Group!

It is super spring skiing right now! Sunny and Hot! It has bee a good week for basics so far. We have been working on Line and looking ahead! Most were doing well in GS. SL was a bit more of a challenge. We will keep working on it though.

The weather forecast looks to be warm right through the rest of the season here. We will be only skiing mornings from now till the end of the season at Omatsu yama, on April 6th! 8:30 am to 12:00pm. Thanks for your understanding!

Bye for now!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Long weekend Update!

Hi Girls and Guys!

Sorry! It has been a while since I updated! The long weekend was busy! Thanks for coming out! The training was amazingly good! Super good snow conditions for this time of year. I am also thrilled with the effort level too. I think many see that the end of the season is near. I have been doing my best to teach basics, in specific technical drills! During the drills most are catching on, but are not able to take it over to gates yet. It all takes time! Just keep doing your best and your skill level will increase.

I still feel that speed and power will take most of you to new levels. Summer is approaching and that is the time to speed and power up! Fun!!! It is actually quite grueling! Success is not easy! It takes supreme effort! You can do it!

Here are some pictures from the weekend!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

March 19 Update

Hi all!

It was another great day up here in Sugadaira! We had a GS session today.

We have been working the flats and the steeps lately and I really like the results! The flats work progresses nicely into the steep work. Much different line and tactics but on the flats it is not so scary to push in the sweet spot of the turn! On the steeps you really feel the speed coming into the gate. For some I think that is still scary. Or so it seems. Just keep the vision of fast skiing! Work hard! Put the time in! Be Positive in your self talk!

Another GS session tomorrow!

Bye for now!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sunny , Monday, GS!

What an awesome day!!!!!!

Sunny, warm , hard snow, and a sun burn! Nice!

The guys were really hitting the timing for power! Ripping down the fall line!

Tomorrow is SL. It is suppose to rain in the afternoon. Good thing we are training in the morning only!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

March 16 Update

Hi All!

It was a great weekend! Thanks to all that came out.

I hope those of you in Races had success!

Our training sessions have been productive. We have been working on quick powerful balance changes, line, looking ahead and a good pole plant! It all seems to be paying off! Great work !

Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday Training!

Hi !

It was a great day of training! Super icy snow ! Hisashiburi! It should be hard snow tomorrow too, so be prepared with sharp edges!

It was surprisingly busy !

I am thrilled to see the improvement of most of the group! I believe the drills we are performing and the progressive flat to steep training is paying off! Good work girls and guys!!!

I feel that more improvements can be made by increasing general strength and power by all! After the ski season be focused and go for a big increase in that area!!!!!!!!

Today Manami took a few pictures !!! Enjoy!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

SL training!

Hi !!!!

The weather fore cast was for rain in the morning, but we only had short showers. We were able to train SL with no problems!

Only 3 racers decided to ski, so they had lots of runs. A few more new lessons were learned. Most are still having a tough time catching the new ski quickly enough. Still powering the ski a little late ! Something to strive for!

We are very happy to see Manami and Takahiro!!!!!!! Long time no see!