Catskills wrote:I've searched and seen some posts addressing starting kids out with PMTS instruction, but seen nothing addressing what to do after they reach a certain level of ability.
Catskills wrote:In my situation, I've got a 7-year old who already can ski reasonably well arc to arc on blue runs, and on what are rated black runs for the main Catskill resorts tends to resort to pivoting around blocking pole plants, with a skidded finish to the turn.
Catskills wrote:She's starting a race program (training portion only, no travel) this year and I'm hopeful that in addition to the social aspect she'll get good technical instruction too.
Catskills wrote:But, worst-case scenario, if the program turns out to be a two-footed widestance type of approach that's potentially ingraining bad habits, how would you go about addressing the further technical development of a kid in this situation.
Harald wrote:I instructed my son very early on to recognize the difference between a wide stance and a balanced body. I showed him the difference in ski tracks where skis were skidding and carving. Harrison doesn?t listen to me because I?m his father, he responded to reason and logic. The problem you will run into is that the coaches will be bugging constantly and instructing the wrong stuff.
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