SMS helping coach summer camps!

Julia writes to us from the school where she’s working as a SMS ski camp counselor!

After a recovery week, our whole team arrived back at Stratton to an action packed scene. With SMS BKL camp wrapping and SMS Junior camp kicking off, there are lots of people around training. In addition, we have a club from Sweden also here for a camp! One of first days back we split up into groups and worked with the BKL kids on technique and agility. I must say, they are pretty darn good for their age!

Andy giving the boys tips on how to ski the agility course.
Andy giving the boys tips on how to ski the agility course.
Sophie coaching the BKL girls.
Sophie coaching the BKL girls.
Signing the BKL’ers t-shirts.
Signing the BKL’ers t-shirts.
Q & A session with the BKL’ers. They asked a lot of great questions!
Q & A session with the BKL’ers. They asked a lot of great questions!

I am a coaching Junior Camp this week and it has been super exciting thus far. It has been fun working with skiers from a range of ability and age and watching them challenge themselves in training. I have never really been on the coach side of things and so it is cool to gain a different perspective.

Working on the core crunch with Perrin.
Working on the core crunch with Perrin.
Working on technique with the juniors.
Working on technique with the juniors.
Afternoon yoga with the junior campers and some Swedes.
Afternoon yoga with the junior campers and some Swedes.
My group in a Q & A with some of the Swedish girls.
My group in a Q & A with some of the Swedish girls.

We kicked off this morning with a 2 mile uphill run test consisting of over 70 people! This afternoon each of us took a group of skiers and worked with them on technique until we all gathered in Lot 1. With our team, the junior camp, and the Swedish team all there at the same time, we had a massive group of people racing each other in starts. It is incredible how much everyone learns from racing against each other!

Ben and Paddy leading the charge!
Ben and Paddy leading the charge!
Jessie showing the juniors the fastest way to start!
Jessie showing the juniors the fastest way to start!
Abby and I ripping around the agility course.
Abby and I ripping around the agility course.
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