Coaching Resources

This year’s BWL 2020 Coaches Off-Snow Zoom Training is available to watch by clicking HERE.

 

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

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.

Railroad Tracks – Edging drill: https://videos.usskiandsnowboard.org/freestyleed/detail/videos/recent-videos/video/5596071706001/the-railroad-track-drill

Whirlybird Turns – Rotary drill:  https://videos.usskiandsnowboard.org/coetv/detail/videos/pressure__/video/5582407985001/whirlybirds-video?autoStart=true

Hop Turns – Basic U10 drill:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4e1tRkmbPA&feature=youtu.be

Great Balance Skills to do anywhere on the mountain:

Falling Leaf Drill https://videos.usskiandsnowboard.org/coetv/detail/videos/pressure_/video/5327088481001/falling-leaf

1000 Steps https://videos.usskiandsnowboard.org/coetv/detail/videos/pressure__/video/5327088377001/1000-steps?autoStart=true

Thumper Exercise https://youtu.be/UmOD7mehxR4

Balanced Athletic Stance https://videos.usskiandsnowboard.org/alpineed/detail/videos/alpine-guide-to-ski-fundamentals/video/6044419794001/athletic-stance

Varying Arm Positioning Drills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4AeYzo6snU

One 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

For racers with some race experience ages 10 – 14 with 4 – 8 years of skiing.

Foot Rotation / Hockey Stop – Tips for Intermediate Skiers – Pressure Drill:

One Ski Skiing helps with balance, edging, agility – 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

For more advanced racers ages 11 and up with 5 – 9 years of skiing.

Here’s a great video on carving for more experienced skiers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElOhJyNPjUE

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

Mikaela Shiffrin 7 Keys to Drill Mastery video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96VN_Brmnz0

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/

Racing Resources:

Race Course Inspection and Slipping:  The-Art-of-Side-Slipping-and-Course-Inspection

Other videos worth looking at:

Mikaela Shiffrin In Search of Speed – https://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 Gut – https://youtu.be/mlk17ZKxeAA

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

Ted Ligety talks about freeskiing – https://youtu.be/5PmaSDuFVZU

How to Fight from Start to Finish – Skiracing.comhttp://www.skiracing.com/stories/how-to-fight-from-start-to-finish

Course Inspection with Mikaela – https://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

USSA Skills Quest tasks/descriptions:

Concussion Myths – https://community.sportsengine.com/news_article/show/1083240-concussion-myths-parents-and-athletes-should-know

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BWL 20-21 Coaching Handbook – Coaches please read for helpful information for the upcoming season.

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