Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Head Summer Camp Day Two and Three

We've just finished day three of the Head Indoor Camp here at the Snowcentre, Hemel Hempstead.

Yesterday we ran with the theme of stance with the trainees skiing with wide feet, narrow feet, forward and aft to find the most efficient stance for the individuals and we had some breakthroughs with a few of them.

Today saw us working on rotational skills with skidding, 360's and spinning in pairs and more. These skills are often lost or not built on in the early stages of skiing, in part due to the equipment that we now ski on but they are essential skills, especially with the equipment changes coming in at FIS level in the 2012-13 season.

This afternoon we set a stubby 'suicide' course to build on the rotational skills from the morning, followed by a corridor of standard gates to see if the work we've done so far is paying off. It would appear, from the skiing today, that it is.

Tomorrow is the last day of the camp and we'll be working on individual issues with the trainees.

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