As we look to the 20-21 season a few ideas that I know you are all already thinking about with great creativity and passion!
With the unusual situation that the COVID pandemic has brought to all of us, there is always a yin and a yang (negative and positives).
The positive is the landscape of more time. It allows all of us to take a step back and look at how we can take advantage of an even more focus on skill development through some out of the box thinking and the fun factor.
The negative might be the managing groups, logistics, COVID coordination, COVID coordinators, communication, contact tracing, etc.. We can look at best practices and take advantage of USSS, NSAA, NYS,SANY for insight and guidelines to tackle these areas. and we will!
That said, I would encourage all to think about effective games and warm up that focus on movement modalities before even thinking about loading the lift.
Challenge (drills) free skiing progressions, Sectional (8-10 gate type distances ) for on hill training with props or gates. Free skiing (free skiing in non stops early AM) and moving into sectional training and environment sections that are one phase or sections that morph to a progression of skill development. These can be hiked and repeated without having to go to the lift immediately wait in a line with limited uphill seat capacity on lift.
Over the next 2 months we will post some ideas for skill development that any program can take advantage of. So stay tune and feel free to contact me at [email protected]
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they show up to give everything they have!