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Links to phase specific training

Race Training Exercises for Buddy Werner skiers

The following videos are available to help coaches work on additional drills.  Most of these are from The USSA's Skills Quest program developed for coaches to use with different levels of skiers.

Phase 2 is the time for ski racers ages 6 - 10 with 1 - 4 years of skiing to develop a broad base of skiing skills through lots of games, fun challenges, skiing exercises and drills. Click the links below for drills.

Varying Arm Positioning Drills

One ski turns are a great way to teach edging and race turning 

Pole Jumpers help skiers with balance

Free Skiing with pole usage

Straight Run Side Slip great rotary and timing drill

Short Radius Turn Drills

Phase 3 is for racers with some race experience ages 10 - 14 wtih 4 - 8 years of skiing.

One Ski Skiing helps with balance, edging, aglity -

Pole Jumbers in a tuck helps with skier agility and strength

Pivot Slips teaches lower and upper body separation

Free skiing with lane change

Outside ski Vs. Inside ski turns - great visuals! 

Mikeala Shiffrin's balance drills

Phase 4 is for more advanced racers ages 11 and up with 5 - 9 years of skiing.

Free Skiing Hourglass helps with speed control and balance

Straight run to side slip

One ski lane chance helps with balance, strengh and agility

 Mikaela Shiffrin 7 Keys to Drill Mastery video

General Technical Videos from USSA:

A large variety of technical videos with

Single Pole Planting by Burkde Academy

Double Pole Planting by Burke Academy

USSA Alpine Training System link:

Race Tips: 

Other videos worth looking at:

Mikaela Shiffrin In Search of Speed -

Ted Ligety's The Perfect Turn -

Making The Perfect Turn with Lara Gut -

Action of the Legs -

Ted Ligety talks about freeskiing - 

How to Fight from Start to Finish - Skiracing.com

Course Inspection with Mikaela -

Just for giggles -

USSA Skills Quest tasks/descriptions: 

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