Friday, December 12, 2014
The races were run in a fun, last one standing/out format. Starting half way through each race, the last 1-3 skiers would be pulled each lap so by the time the bell lap came, there would only be 4-5 skiers left. Each lap was 400 meters and everyone raced 8 (U14's) to 12 laps.
It was lots of fun and we would all like to thank Laval for hosting the event.
Above, Charlotte looks over for advice, or the lap count :). She skied great, but miscounted her laps and missed her sprint. In all fairness, the girl who took the win over her skied very well and may well have won anyways.
All in all, it was a great way to start the season. Good spirits and good skiing from everyone!
Thursday, December 11, 2014
We paired up and tried different techniques, different impulses etc and then everyone headed off for an easy distance ski.
Above, Max and Koby work on floating.
Most everyone found that on the flats, a V2 with a longer, smoother push was the way to go.
This afternoon we are heading into Quebec City for a walk about and crepes :).
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
We are in the middle of our Fall Camp and we coaches find ourselves bombarded each day by an over abundance of questions: what kind of skiing are we doing today, how long, what wax should I put on, how many layers, where are we going, where is the apple juice, where is the cream cheese, where is my phone, how do I run the dryer, where should I put this, why am I here (well not that one), but you'd be amazed at the flurry of questions we are bombarded with by these 25 kids. So after last night's meeting when Sverre relayed today's plan, we coaches proclaimed it "No Questions Day". No questions. None. Figure it out. Look for it. Make due. It's amazing how much still got done - how they all survived…..
We've been enjoying nice skiing. Here are some pics from classic drills we did to work on gliding and weight shift.
|Puttin' down the poles for some classic drills|
|Alex in front of a train|
|Ben and Willy|
|Mae & Soph|
|Pip & Tegan|
|Sver demonstrating the stride, stride, glide drill|
|Will & Kam|
|Then we added poles - Lillian a blur|
|Pip & Tegan|