Thursday, November 26, 2020

Letter: U.S. Ski & Snowboard views Buck Hill FIS venue, Chuck Stone Memorial as...

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Upon hearing about the new FIS Homologation at Buck Hill earlier this Summer, I was very excited about the opportunities it would present. More...

Radamus: Competition raises effort and pushes personal limits

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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: 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?

Development through the ages: What Went Right? (Part 2)

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Editor's note: This second story in a two-part series focuses on what helped athletes make their leap into the big leagues. See Part 1...

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...

Dwyer: The golden age of skill development

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All of the greats have one thing in common: a lot of time on snow during the golden age of skill development, which is roughly from age eight to puberty for girls and nine to puberty for boys.

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!

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

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

Radamus: The American development system

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The most underutilized resources in the United States’ ski racing system are the colleges and universities.

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.

Turn Up the Volume

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How college skiers get their snow days, and how the skiing community helps.

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 the related issues...

Fragmented alpine structure in Canada requires change

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When Alpine Canada stated its intention to become a top-three skiing nation by the 2026 Olympics, they must have known the daunting challenge ahead. It's a challenge that is fully understood by Phil McNichol, Alpine Canada’s high performance director and former U.S. ski team head coach.

Radamus: Let’s face it, skiing is expensive

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In his second contribution to our ongoing development series, longtime coach Aldo Radamus takes on the elephant in the room: cost.

Bindi: Fighting athlete dropouts — the Alta Badia experience

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Like most ski teams, Alta Badia Ladinia Ski Team was experiencing a dramatic dropout rate starting at U16. While this is a shared problem in most sports, in the peculiar mountain environment, it can have disruptive socio-economic consequences.

Erik Schlopy’s approach to parenting

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Ever since Erik Schlopy’s kids clicked into skis when they were 2 years old, he’s only had one goal for them … that they...

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...

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.

Gundersen: Junior development (Part 2) — alpine skiing

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In Junior Development Part 1 – Lessons from Soccer, a look inside the Philadelphia Union and its Union Academy, I described what’s happening at...

Mentors matter

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In life, we often get our breaks by being in the right place at the right time. We also get them by being with...

Whole Athlete Development: Planning for the Season

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How to prepare for success in the season ahead with a clear vision and a definite plan.

Rokos: The problem with the US Ski Team and college

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College programs operate with solid financial resources and typically excellent facilities, staff and support systems, thanks to the presence of collegiate funding. For the NGB, this is an opportunity to broaden the developmental base.

Radamus: Reflections on alpine ski racing development in the United States

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There is no question that the United States should have a welcoming, affordable, fulfilling and growing sport system and expect to consistently field one of the most competitive and deepest national teams in the world. Why, then, is this not always the case?

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.
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