Coaching Resources
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Race Training Exercises for BWL skiers

BWL has compiled the following videos to help coaches work on additional drills on any BWL ski day.  Most of these are from The USSA's Skills Quest program developed for coaches to use with different levels of skiers.


Phase 2 is the time for ski racers ages 6 - 10 with 1 - 4 years of skiing to develop a broad base of skiing skills through lots of games, fun challenges, skiing exercises and drills. Click the links below for drills.

Varying Arm Positioning Drills ski turns are a great way to teach edging and race turning 

Pole Jumpers help skiers with balance

Free Skiing with pole usage

Straight Run Side Slip great rotary and timing drill

Short Radius Turn Drills


Phase 3 is for racers with some race experience ages 10 - 14 wtih 4 - 8 years of skiing.

One Ski Skiing helps with balance, edging, aglity -

Pole Jumbers in a tuck helps with skier agility and strength

Pivot Slips teaches lower and upper body separation

Free skiing with lane change

Outside ski Vs. Inside ski turns - great visuals! 

Mikeala Shiffrin's balance drills


Phase 4 is for more advanced racers ages 11 and up with 5 - 9 years of skiing.

Free Skiing Hourglass helps with speed control and balance

Straight run to side slip

One ski lane chance helps with balance, strengh and agility


General Technical Videos from USSA:

A large variety of technical videos with

Single Pole Planting by Burkde Academy

Double Pole Planting by Burke Academy

USSA Alpine Training System link:

Race Tips: 

Other videos worth looking at:

Mikaela Shiffrin In Search of Speed

Ted Ligety's The Perfect Turn -

Making The Perfect Turn with Lara Gut

Action of the Legs -

Ted Ligety talks about freeskiing 

Course Inspection with Mikaela

Just for giggles -


Updated 3/5/2018