Thursday, October 22, 2020

With off-season training, you pay now or pay later

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The off-season is now underway and you are probably hitting the gym and, hopefully, hitting the slopes soon as well some...

Dig Deep 2020: ELITEAM’s new 12-week online summer program has arrived

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Kelley and Doug Lewis have developed a “complete athlete” program that brings all of the best elements of ELITEAM summer camps to your doorstep.

What’s The Deal With Fluoro Wax?

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Skiers have used fluorocarbon wax for that extra bit of speed on race day for years, can you still buy it in the United States?

Stuck at home? Stay in shape with these race-specific workouts (videos included)

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The recent pandemic leaves most of us without access to a gym. Despite this inconvenience, one can choose to throw in the towel all together or attempt to make oneself better through daily in-home workouts.

Next season starts … NOW!

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Editor's Note: This is an encore presentation of a previously published article that never gets old. The race season...

Porino: There’s a financial crisis in junior ski racing

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles Ski Racing Media will publish on the rising cost of alpine ski racing and the lack of fundamental skill development in the U.S.

A Ski Racer’s Quarantined Workout – Part 2

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Nothing outside of ski racing itself can emulate the actions and forces one encounters while slicing through slalom gates or flying down a super G course, but we can do ourselves an extraordinary favor and better prepare for these circumstances through effective training methods.

Knight: Working together to make the best decisions for ski racing in our country

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The Health of Sport Task Force was created during the 2019 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Congress, and charged with looking into...

Coach’s Corner: Strength is the Key to Speed

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Today's fastest skiers are also some of the strongest the sport has ever known.

How to find a USCSA college to match academic, ski racing goals

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When it comes to collegiate alpine ski racing, NCAA Division I is not the only game in town. Find the right USCSA college to match your academic and ski racing goals.

Alpine Ski Racing is One Brutal Sport

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When it comes to tough sports, ski racing takes the cake.

Fall Line: The Mikaela Method

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In Shiffrin’s rise to the top of skiing there are lessons we can all learn from.

Lewis: Making failure your friend

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Embracing failure is critical for all athletes, but especially for ski racers. Everything about ski racing is tough.

Taylor: Use mental imagery to replace the on-snow training during COVID-19

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With ski season coming to an abrupt end, use mental imagery to continue to develop your skiing technically, tactically, and mentally away from the hill.

The Top Four Core Exercises for Ski Racers

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When it comes to your core, simple exercises done perfectly are a real challenge.

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.

A parental advantage?

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Parent coaches are an exception but those who fight their way onto the World Cup tour produced countless winners.

Ski Racing on a Budget

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Although ski racing is a costly sport, there are ways to be creative and use the systems and resources available to keep costs down and construct a quality program for your junior ski racer.

Are you prepared to Stop the Bleed?

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Originally a response to mass shootings, Stop the Bleed has been embraced by the ski world, where severe cuts from razor-sharp edges have become all too familiar.

Ski Racing Parents, We Have a Problem

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It's time to take a good, hard look in the mirror. Are you helping or hurting your young ski racer?

Taylor: Use the COVID-19 crisis to become a better ski racer

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Let me begin with a question: What does the COVID-19 crisis have in common with a ski race?

Build a Positive and High-Performing Ski Team Culture

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Even though ski racing is an individual sport, team culture can be critical to athlete success.

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...

How to Persist Through Disappointment

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Although ski racing is a sport of heartbreak, you can learn some of life's greatest lessons through those disappointments.
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