We had a nice introduction to GS last weekend culminating in some great training. As you all will recall, the surface was hard, and several of us had difficulty holding an edge due to dull skis. Remember, it is important to come to each session with well tuned skis. We understand that many U12s do not know how to tune their skis, and their tuning is done by a parent or a shop which is fine. Please make sure that the kids show up with sharp skis. We also encourage parents who tune their kids' skis to teach them the basics and have them help you with the tuning. Everyone needs to learn and it is a nice way for a parent and child to bond.
We have been primarily focusing on athletic stance and balance adding edge angle and separation in both slalom and GS. These are technical aspects of the sport on which we will be focusing all year. We will add tactics to the mix in due course, but right now we need to focus on athleticism. We need to become good skiers before we turn into good racers, so it is important to never waste a run; always be thinking and feeling your balance and making adjustments.
1) Have you joined USSA and VARA? If not please do so ASAP. www.vara.org, www.ussa.org
2) Have you entered the Okemo open race on December 30th yet? If not please do so at www.adminskiracing.com.
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The Friday through Sunday training is as follows:
Friday 12/21 U12s will be joining Jim's Holiday camp for GS training all day.
Saturday 12/22 Slalom skis, drills, drill courses, and sections AM and PM
Sunday 12/23 Slalom skis, Slalom training and Drill courses AM and PM
Monday 12/24 Slalom skis, Slalom training and Drill courses AM and PM
We're looking forward to seeing everyone. Email us with any questions.