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.
Editor's note: This second story in a two-part series focuses on what helped athletes make their leap into the big leagues. See...
Curry and Brady are just two examples that any scientist would say are anecdotal examples, not scientific proof of nurture versus nature. But given that there is science behind this principle and many, many examples in ski racing, I propose it is irrefutable that ski racers can be made and are not necessarily born.
Following the 1950 FIS World Championships in Aspen, journalist and Alta Ski Area founder James Laughlin took to the papers to...
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.
As the season comes to a close, it is a good time to reflect, reset and get ready to approach the future with a fresh outlook.
Inspecting the Hahnenkamm downhill certainly puts things in perspective.
Where are the Europeans training this summer? Check out the article on FIS Alpine about how the Germans, French, Petra, etc. are...
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.
Reading through the recent round of articles, letters and comments related to the friction between USSS and NCAA skiing, the phrase that keeps coming to mind is “Same team! Same team!”
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.
It’s a different animal but it can lead to similar or even better results for skiers in the long run.
How to prepare for success in the season ahead with a clear vision and a definite plan.
"It's Not About Tech VS Speed" got my attention and made me compare what I was reading to my own experience as...
The Health of Sport Task Force was created during the 2019 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Congress, and charged with looking into...
Let me begin with a question: What does the COVID-19 crisis have in common with a ski race?
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