To instill a lifelong love of skiing in each athlete. To maintain a supportive and focused environment that challenges athletes to increase their skills as all around skiers, racers, and overall athletes. To develop a community of lifelong skiers and ski racers passionate about the sport who exemplify all of the best attributes of sportsmanship, respect, commitment, and athleticism.
A Typical Training Day
Each day we work to provide all athletes with a well rounded training experience that sets them up for success. Athletes are expected to arrive on time every day. Skiing is a dynamic sport where training plans must be tailored to variables such as: specific needs of the athletes, the weather, and upcoming events. With these variables in mind the coaching staff develops comprehensive plans for each session that are likely to include:
- Specific Warm Up focused on injury prevention and strength
- Directed Free Skiing
- USSA SkillsQuest Tasks
- Time in training courses
- Free Skiing in varied terrain
- Video Analysis
- Lots of learning
- Healthy Competition
- Smiles and Laughter
Commitment to Healthy Development of Athletes
Success comes in many different forms and at different times for each and every athlete. The foundation for this success, and the core structure that allows for struggles to become successes, is the dedication to developing the complete health of our athletes.
Health like success takes many forms. The two pillars we build our program around are that of mental and physical health. These two pillars are brilliantly co-dependent. Think of them as the two legs of an isosceles triangle. When joined together by the base of overall health, they create what is arguably the strongest structure on the planet; yet when one is weak the other begins to fall. Should they fall, the triangle is nothing but a base and from a base we must rebuild. To ensure that the legs stay strong, we must lay the base carefully and proportionally. This base consists of rest, nutrition, and training.
The Mt. Abram Competition Program is committed to providing tools and training that support healthy development not only as athletes, but also as individual people. We strive to help our athletes build the foundations for success in all areas of their lives. The triangle created by two balanced legs (mental and physical health) that are joined by a base of strength in habits and training, is the support structure for success and happiness.