ATS Resources

Applying the Concepts of Long-Term Athlete Development to Skiing

A guide to the questions that long-term athlete development answers in skiing.

Course Setting Recommendations Based on the Alpine Training System

Detailed information for the coach to apply the principles of long-term athlete development to course setting in training and competition.

Relative Age Effect - Does A Racer's Birthday Matter?

An analysis and discussion of how the time of year a skier is born effects their results and rankings. Is a January birthday an advantage?

Coaching Considerations for Developmental Phases

A compilation of notes and excerpts from research and books on athlete development that should inform coaching practices of ski and snowboard coaches.

New England Coaches Track presentation 10/3/12
Slides from the presentation on long-term athlete development presented by USSA Sport Education Director Jon Nolting.

Performance vs. Results
A must-read for parents, coaches and athletes about the important distinction between performance and results, and how an overly results-oriented focus can derail long-term potential.

Periodization, Competition and Racer Management
A short summary of best practices and common threats to following the best practices in periodization, competition and racer management.



Ted Ligety Talks Gate Training As A Junior

Ted Ligety talks about his blend of freeskiing and gate training as a junior and how it contributed to his international success.


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