12 12, 2017

What to Say to Your Young Racers Before and After Races

By | December 12th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The race season is now upon us and race day is a stressful time for racers and parents alike. Young racers are putting their efforts on the line and must accept that those efforts don’t always pay off in our sport. Parents want the best for their children and it pains us beyond pale to [...]

4 12, 2017

Four “Opponents” That Want to Kick Your Butt on Race Day

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

When you wake up on race day, you have a lot on your mind. And if you’re like most racers, one thing on your mind is your fellow competitors. How fast they will ski today and whether you will beat or be beaten by them. But I would argue that those competitors are the least [...]

27 11, 2017

Teach Your Young Ski Racers Healthy Values: Part II

By | November 27th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

In Part I of my two-part series on values in ski racing, I explored the essential importance of values as the foundation of your children’s ski racing experiences. I also described what I consider to be healthy and unhealthy values. In Part II of this series, I discuss how you can ensure that your young [...]

20 11, 2017

Phase III of the Ski Racing Prep Period: Shift to Race Mode

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

For many of the top ski racers in the U.S. and around the world, the race season as already begun with World Cups in Soelden and Levi and FIS races in Colorado. For everyone else, your first races are anywhere from a few days to a few weeks away. At the beginning of the fall, [...]

16 11, 2017

Vlog: Reach Your Ideal Sport Intensity

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing, Sports, Vlog: Prime Ski Racing, Vlog: Prime Sport|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

In my fifth of 12 vlog segments devoted to athletes and coaches, I describe the essential role that your physical intensity plays in your competitive efforts. When I talk about intensity, I mean the amount of physical activation you feel in your body before you compete. Intensity lies along a range from really low intensity [...]

13 11, 2017

Values in Ski Racing: Part I

By | November 13th, 2017|Categories: Parenting, Ski Racing|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

When you think of ski racing, values are probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, whether you’re aware of it or not, the values that you instill in your children as part of their ski racing experiences have an immense impact on every aspect of their ski racing life as well as [...]

8 11, 2017

Tuning Skis Doesn’t Have to be a “Grind”

By | November 8th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I’ve tuned a lot of skis in my day. Back when I was a racer at Burke Mountain Academy, Middlebury College, and the University of Colorado (as well as my two years on the pro tour), I was diligent about keeping my skis as well prepared as possible. More recently, when my daughters began skiing, [...]

18 10, 2017

Vlog: Find Your Motivation Every Day in Your Sport

By | October 18th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing, Sports, Vlog: Prime Ski Racing, Vlog: Prime Sport|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

In my third of 12 vlog segments devoted to athletes and coaches, I show you the immense impact that motivation has on your athletic success. Motivation is the foundation of everything that you do in your athletic life because without it, you wouldn't go to the gym in the early morning, you wouldn't put in [...]

19 09, 2017

Vlog: What is Prime Sport (Prime Ski Racing)?

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Vlog: Prime Ski Racing, Vlog: Prime Sport|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

In my first of 12 vlog segments for athletes and coaches (parents can enjoy them too!), I describe my concept of Prime Sport (Prime Ski Racing) and how understanding it will provide you with a clear goal that you can strive for as you pursue sport (or ski racing) success. For this and future segments, [...]

12 09, 2017

Four Online Courses for Ski Racers, Coaches, & Parents

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: Ski Racing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

With the fall upon us and the race season approaching rapidly, now is a great time for racers to get their minds in great shape, coaches to sharpen their skills, and parents to be the best they can be during the always exciting and sometimes stressful winter of racing ahead. Good news; I can help! [...]