The video from the GS race on Sunday has been uploaded to Sprongo: https://sprongo.com/playlists/155214/66707/t, check it out. Some really awesome skiing.
We are coming off a great block of GS and plan to work our athletes into some speed elements on Friday 1/18 – Saturday 1/19. Our goals are to work on balance, terrain and aerodynamics at speed in a safe, controlled and fun environment. We would like to treat this with all the same seriousness and respect as if our athletes were attending a SG race. All Athletes need to show up on time for this training session as we will be taking the time for a coach instructed - course inspection.
We will be reviewing with the athletes the following:
• Respect speed
• The importance/requirement of inspection
• Yellow zone
• What to do if you fall in SG
• Reviewing tuck positions - (Low and high)
• How to move from one tuck position to another
• How to stop
• Course Inspection
Skis for training can be SG or a longer GS skis, below are some recommended guidelines:
Woman >110lbs: 190-195CM 30M GS or 190-200CM >30M SG
Men: >193CM 30M GS or 190-205CM >30M SG
Fast skiing (SG fast) is only done in controlled environments with lots of fencing for protection, and under a coach’s supervision. After a good speed training session, what was once fast before is slow, so when returning to other trails please keep your speeds down. Please be safe
We are evaluating adding the State SG race to our race schedule, please don’t sign up for the race until we can commit to properly preparing our athletes for this race. Please talk to any of the coaches if you have questions.
Of course, with speed training scheduled for this weekend, here comes the snow. Please check the blog for any changes.
Plan A - No significant snow – dusting
Friday, Jan 18 – SG skis, GS poles, GS helmet, Back Protector
Saturday, Jan 19 – SG/GS skis, GS poles, GS helmet, Back Protector
Sunday, Jan20 – SL skis, shin guards, SL helmet / face bar, pole guards on SL poles
Plan B – Significant snow
Friday, Jan 18 – Powder/SL skis, GS/SL helmet, shin guards, pole guards on SL poles
Saturday, Jan 19 – Powder/SL skis, GS/SL helmet, shin guards, pole guards on SL poles
Sunday, Jan20 – Powder/SL skis, GS/SL helmet, shin guards, pole guards on SL poles
Already getting excited for another great weekend!
The U16 Coaches