Our clinics are designed to help you ski faster.
See our March 2005 Nastar clinic at Snowbasin HERE
The Modern Ski Racing Team held
a junior team race clinic at Powderhorn on December 22nd and 23rd 2005.
Gary & Liz Dranow, Warren Wilkinson
and Jeff Sadis traveled to Grand Junction, Colorado where they met with Ken
Scissors, the Powderhorn Racing Club and the parents of the junior athletes.
The racers, coaches and the MSR
Team met on snow the first morning for track analysis and preliminary racecourse
Because the mountain had little
snow, we set brushes instead of gates.
Racers ski the brush course on
the first day.
The sun came up the next morning,
and we worked.
We worked on race tactics, video
analysis and the Modern Ski Racing Progression including Waist Steering
The difference in the way these
racers ski after two days is obvious:
The clinic was very successful.
We can't wait to see how this team performs this season.
Testimonial of Ken Scissors,
posted on the Nastar website:
"I am the Director of Powderhorn Racing Club, where Gary, Liz, Warren,
and Jeff recently put on a Jr race clinic. In a word, it was fantastic. One
thing everyone needs to understand about MSR teaching: it's comprehensive
and state of the art, it's not just a "shtick" about waist steering. The waist
steering progression is based on stance, balance, athletic movement, etc.,
it's not isolated. With our younger kids, the instruction was appropriatly
basic, but REALLY thorough and precise. The older kids got the same, with
the waist steering progression added, but not hammered or "sold". More than
anything, the MSR team brought a rare combination of passion, enthusiasm,
wisdom, experience, creativity, and COMMON SENSE to our small program which
energized and inspired all of us from the littlest J5 to the coaches and parents
(I'm a parent and coach, in the pic, I'm on the end holding the pink Nordica's
at chest height, my son's a hot J3, and TOUGH critic who loved every minute
of the clinic). What these guys are doing for the race community is unprecedented
and in my opinion, to be lauded. "
See our March Nastar clinic at Snowbasin HERE