Alpine Programs

Phase 2 | Age 6-10 | Pre Puberty

Participation: Ski 2-3 days a week. 50 days a year. At least 90% free skiing with some fun races. Plays many other sports.

Conditioning Emphasis: Play, fun, basic agility, blance and coordination. incoporate activites that develop explosiveness (0-10 sec) and general endurance.

Technical and Tactical Emphasis: Adventure Stage-skiing all terrain. Free play, guided free skiing and drills are an integral part of development. On snow time needs to be spent skiing. Apply the fundamental skills in achieving consistent and symmetrical parallel turns with rhythm and timing. Introduction to carving, use of upper and lower body separation for angulation, and pole plant.

Equipment Selection and Preparation:

Skis: 1 pair of skis is sufficient for this group. Head height with a variation based on height, weight, and skill level. Introduce ski preparation.

Boots: Proper boot fit with soft even forward flex for ankle movement to facilitate a balanced athletic stance.

Protection: Helmet Required. Older athletes may need shin/arm protection.

Poles: Standard length = forearm horizontal with pole tip in snow.

Performance Psychology Emphasis: Sampling Years- Teamwork and sportsmanship.  Encourage a balanced lifestyle that encourages healthy habits and promotes success in sport and life. Positive parental support is essential. Families get involved with clubs. 

Competition Emphasis: Local Competition: innovative with FUN focus interclub competition

 
Alpine Training System Phase 2

1- 4 years in the sport.

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