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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4AeYzo6snUOne ski turns are a great way to teach edging and race turning http://videos.ussa.org/coetv/detail/videos/skills-quest/video/5582483837001/phase-2-outside-ski-turns?autoStart=true 

Pole Jumpers help skiers with balance http://videos.ussa.org/coetv/detail/videos/skills-quest/video/5582469016001/phase-2-pole-jumpers?autoStart=true

Free Skiing with pole usage http://videos.ussa.org/coetv/detail/videos/skills-quest/video/5582457552001/phase-2_free-skiing-with-pole-usage?autoStart=true

Straight Run Side Slip great rotary and timing drill http://videos.ussa.org/coetv/detail/videos/skills-quest/video/5582457553001/phase-2-straight-run-side-slip-edge-set?autoStart=true

Short Radius Turn Drills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPw07Cq8nTo

 

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 - http://videos.ussa.org/coetv/detail/videos/skills-quest/video/5582471576001/phase-3-one-ski-skiing?autoStart=true

Pole Jumbers in a tuck helps with skier agility and strength http://videos.ussa.org/coetv/detail/videos/skills-quest/video/5582471281001/phase-3-pole-jumper-in-a-tuck?autoStart=true

Pivot Slips teaches lower and upper body separation http://videos.ussa.org/coetv/detail/videos/skills-quest/video/5582457554001/phase-3-pivot-slips?autoStart=true

Free skiing with lane change http://videos.ussa.org/coetv/detail/videos/skills-quest/video/5582480006001/phase-3_free-skiing-w-lane-change?autoStart=true

Outside ski Vs. Inside ski turns - great visuals!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edGvNqy-4y8 

Mikeala Shiffrin's balance drills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNbEp1SRVag

 

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 http://videos.ussa.org/coetv/detail/videos/skills-quest/video/5582483838001/phase-4_free-skiing-hourglass?autoStart=true

Straight run to side slip http://videos.ussa.org/coetv/detail/videos/skills-quest/video/5582457555001/phase-4-straigh-run-to-side-slip-to-straight-run-to-sideslip?autoStart=true

One ski lane chance helps with balance, strengh and agility http://videos.ussa.org/coetv/detail/videos/skills-quest/video/5582471577001/phase-4-one-ski-lane-change?autoStart=true

 

General Technical Videos from USSA:  http://videos.ussa.org/coetv/detail/videos/skills-quest/video/5582471577001/phase-4-one-ski-lane-change?autoStart=true#category/videos/technical

A large variety of technical videos with http://videos.ussa.org/coetv#category/videos/technical

Single Pole Planting by Burkde Academy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk7uauyxmME&feature=youtu.be

Double Pole Planting by Burke Academy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RniHI8v-uT8&feature=youtu.be

USSA Alpine Training System link: https://usskiandsnowboard.org/sites/default/files/files-resources/files/2017-11/Alpine%20Training%20Systems%2011-16-17.pdf

Race Tips:  http://www.skiracing.com/stories/5-things-i-hate-to-see-ski-racers-do-in-training/ 

Other videos worth looking at:

Mikaela Shiffrin In Search of Speedhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLLcmawd3EQ&feature=youtu.be

Ted Ligety's The Perfect Turn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOK3hKzP3mc&t=3s

Making The Perfect Turn with Lara Guthttps://youtu.be/mlk17ZKxeAA

Action of the Legs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6PZe7-gVb8

Ted Ligety talks about freeskiinghttps://youtu.be/5PmaSDuFVZU 

Course Inspection with Mikaelahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX5Q2RMSC8E&feature=youtu.be

Just for giggles - https://www.tetongravity.com/video/ski/dad-makes-hilarious-song-about-forcing-kids-to-ski

 

Updated 3/5/2018