Participation: Ski around 1 day a week 20 days a year At least 95% free skiing.
Conditioning Emphasis: Only on play, fun, skiing and balance. Participates in gymnastics or other balance-based sports.
Technical and Tactical Emphasis: Active start-learning and fun environments. Ski and play on skis.
Equipment Selection and Preparation:
Skis: Chest high with a variation based on height, weight and ski level
Boots: Proper boot fit with soft forward flex for ankle movement to facilitate a balanced athletic stance.
Protection: Helmet required at all times.
Poles: Optional-introduce at older levels as skill level develops.
Performance Psychology Emphasis: Fun, variety, positive reinforcement and perseverance. Positive parental support is essential.
Alpine Training System Phase 1
1-4 years in sport
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