Monday, January 18, 2021

Navigating development: How to overcome the ultimate Canadian dilemma

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In the mid 1970s, CBC journalist David Ritchie penned a book, “Ski the Canadian Way,” along with chapter contributions from notable athletes his brother, John, was coaching at the time: Ken Read, Steve Podborski, Dave Irwin and Dave Murray. You read that correctly — the Crazy Canucks.

The Pino Preview: Dueling for our attention

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While we always come into the season feeling a little blind, not knowing who’s on pace, there’s no better occasion to whiteboard than when...

The Pino Preview: ‘Race of the First Snow’ lives up to its name

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Men’s speed is kicking off this weekend three weeks after its traditional launch. Organizers this week inverted the schedule, which is now super G...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: pre-race warmup on snow

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

Taylor: Ski racing meets COVID-19: what to say, what to do

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We humans don’t like disruptions in our lives. We like to feel safe, secure, and comfortable. That’s not necessarily a bad thing; in fact, it means...

Taylor: Innovate or die — constant evolution is key to American ski racing success

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In addition to my work in the sports world, I have also consulted extensively in the corporate setting over the years. This work has...

Taylor: How to keep your physical and mental mojo all season long

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Consistency is particularly hard during the long and exhausting season. Travel, cold weather, intense training, a lot of races, and having to balance school, friends, and ski racing can just plain wear you down.

The Pino Preview: On tour with the Whiteout Circus

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As we approach the opening speed races of the season — a pair of women’s super G at St. Moritz — weather is likely to be...

The Pino Preview: With Zagreb coming up, US heads into 2021 with best start...

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Twenty-twenty is done and dusted. A year we will always remember, while we simultaneously try to forget. So, let’s shoot down the middle and...

Bingaman: How to nail your pre-race dryland routine

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What should you do the day before a race? Should you rest completely? Take the day off? Ski a couple runs? Full length training? Hammer...

The Pino Preview: Adelboden hosts rare doubleheader prior to 6-week GS hiatus

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I saw this quote in a friend’s kitchen the other day and thought immediately of this weekend in Adelboden, Switzerland and the hallowed track...

Gundersen: Junior development (Part 1) — lessons from soccer

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Industry expert Finn Gundersen, previously headmaster at Burke Mountain Academy, draws comparisons with junior soccer development and outlines lessons that can be applied to alpine ski racing. First in a two-part series.

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

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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!

Bingaman: Pre-skiing warm-up strategies

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A large majority of our lives are run on habits. The habits we form, whether consciously or unconsciously, will often dictate our long-term outcomes. Reaching for...

The Pino Preview: Flachau men’s slaloms are another opportunity for newcomers

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The White Circus has never quite lived up to its name like it has in the last week, breaking down tents as fast as...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: the mental game

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

Taylor: Mental preparation is a missing piece of the ski racing puzzle

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Consider the vital importance of the mind in ski racing. Motivation, confidence, intensity, focus, emotions, resilience, adaptability, patience, perseverance, coachability, attitude, collaboration, the list goes on. Yes, these mental “muscles” can develop on their own with individual athletes.

Taylor: Fear of failure – Part I

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After the abrupt end of the last race season, everyone in the ski racing community is “jonesing” to get back on the hill to...

The Pino Preview: A couple Christmas presents yet to unwrap

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For those who felt the 2021 season has taken forever to liftoff, prepare for whiplash. This next rip of races will pack in an...

Morgan: Parallel download … What went right in Lech/Zürs?

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From the couch potato perspective, the show from Lech/Zürs was a win for ski racing. Perhaps the main thing that stood out, relative to...

Pandemic training secrets from Doug Lewis

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As we all continue to cope with this crazy ski racing life amidst a global pandemic, and compounded in places by a lack of...

In this challenging season, a time for gratitude

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It has certainly been a challenging 2020 for our ski racing community. In mid-March, Covid-19 through a wrench in the machinery of our sport’s...

Taylor: Mental health should be a priority in ski racing

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A number of occurrences compelled me to write this article. First, a growing number of professional athletes are coming forward with their own mental-health...

Taylor: Fear of total failure – Part II

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In my last post, Fear of Failure: Part 1, I discussed the sad epidemic of fear of failure that I find to be rampant...
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