Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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Rokos: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?

University of Colorado coach Richard Rokos chimes in with some words of wisdom about the upcoming season. Things aren't as bad as they look on the surface, he says. We can make the best of this!

Radamus: Competition raises effort and pushes personal limits

The issue is not that there are not enough opportunities for athletes to receive comprehensive and professional training and coaching; the issue is there are too many.

Taylor: What prevents mental training from being a key part of ski racing development

Mental training, traditionally called sport psychology, can suffer from ‘guilt by association’ with the broader field of clinical psychology that still carries the stigma that only screwed-up people seek professional help. This perception, however inaccurate it is, can prevent athletes, coaches, and parents from seeing mental preparation for what it is.

Letter: Why the pandemic could spur needed reform of the North American ski industry

I think a lot of ‘ski’ people dream of replicating the atmosphere and winter culture of the Alps with the countless surface...

Letter: Are ski domes the answer?

Where are the Europeans training this summer? Check out the article on FIS Alpine about how the Germans, French, Petra, etc. are...

Recent stories

Pritchard: Some of my favorite movements for the alpine athlete

It's important to remember that athletics often require an array of strength, power, mobility and stability across multiple planes of motion. Often times we can get carried away with the weight on the bar or the speed at which we are training but neglect which direction we are going.

World Cup News

FIS proposes tweaked World Cup calendar; final approval expected Oct. 3

On Wednesday, the FIS Alpine World Cup preparation meeting in advance of the Technical Committees at the end of the month took...

Wendy Holdener sidelined with injury

The two-time alpine combined world champion fell on Friday during a slalom training in Saas-Fee and suffered a non-displaced fracture of the right fibula.

Canadian Valérie Grenier back on snow, overjoyed

The 23-year-old from St. Isidore, Ontario who has 20 top-30 World Cup finishes to her credit, finally returned to full on-snow training recently with the Canadian Alpine Ski Team in Stelvio, Italy in August.

Citing Garmisch injury, Viktoria Rebensburg retires

Olympic giant slalom champ Viktoria Rebensburg announced her retirement Tuesday, citing a February injury she sustained while racing super G in Garmisch-Partenkirchen....

U.S. Ski Team departs for Europe, formulates strategy for international travel

While the U.S. Ski Team athletes were hard at work with on-snow training at Mount Hood in Oregon this summer, U.S. Ski & Snowboard staff were busy finding ways to get many of those athletes into Europe for training this fall.

Local organizer reflects on Birds of Prey cancellation

In a world full of unknowns and uncertainties, canceling the Xfinity Birds of Prey FIS World Cup in Beaver Creek has been a tough pill to swallow. But officials at the Vail Valley Foundation (VVF), the event's organizer, believe it was the right decision.

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Taylor: Fall matters more than ever — make it count!

It’s hard to believe the summer, what I consider Phase I of the ski racing prep period, is over. This summer...

Letter: Abuse in ski racing

This should be posted as a point of public service. I have just come across a veryInteresting new film...

Pritchard: Some of my favorite movements for the alpine athlete

It's important to remember that athletics often require an array of strength, power, mobility and stability across multiple planes of motion. Often times we can get carried away with the weight on the bar or the speed at which we are training but neglect which direction we are going.

Rokos: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?

University of Colorado coach Richard Rokos chimes in with some words of wisdom about the upcoming season. Things aren't as bad as they look on the surface, he says. We can make the best of this!

Radamus: Competition raises effort and pushes personal limits

The issue is not that there are not enough opportunities for athletes to receive comprehensive and professional training and coaching; the issue is there are too many.

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