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Moving Up

The transition from Mighty Mite to U14 to U16 and beyond For many of our families with younger athletes, what happens with our older athletes is a huge mystery. Thank you to Jeff James, Board Treasurer and parent to Aiden James (U16) for this insightful post on some of the differences that our athletes can …

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THOUGHTS TO RACE BY

Hello SPACers! With Wild Katz coming up this weekend and our Junior racers down at Mount Bachelor getting ready for the SunCup Downhill race, we thought it might be a great time to re-post these great words of wisdom: As you pack your bag, tune your skis, and generally get ready for a big weekend …

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CARVING HOMEWORK!!

**ATTENTION: U10-U12s TRAINING HOMEWORK** Athletes, please review the video link below (from Deb Armstrong and friends) before training this weekend. Your assignment: please be ready to share with your coach the answer to the following question: How do YOU think about carving? In addition, we are super excited and looking ahead to Apple Cup! This …

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WARM UP TRAINING VIDEO

Hi fabulous SPAC families! I just got this request from our wonderful coach Linda: This season we’ve instituted an ‘official warm-up routine’ and coaches have been teaching/modeling these tasks each week. To help athletes better understand these tasks, we’ve made a short video with Dave skiing through each task. Would it be possible to share …

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Be the Best Parent for your Athlete

At the upcoming parent meeting and social on Saturday November 11th at 6pm, Dr. Smoll, nationally renowned leader in sports psychology, will be presenting tools that we, as parents, can use to support our athletes. A University of Washington practitioner, researcher and educator, Dr. Smoll has been instrumental in developing the new national standard for sports psychology. …

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“Tactics in Ski Racing” Training Update from Coach Linda

A famous French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, once said…”Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” Apple Cup provides us with the perfect experience for our athletes because they return to training ready to learn about going faster and having a better line. Given our captive audience, our focus the weekend following …

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