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A LITTLE ABOUT OUR TRAINING APPROACH

It's ALL about your athlete!

Athlete-Centered Coaching Method

NASC coaches are some of the best in the industry. They are all are trained in the “athlete-centered” coaching model. This modern method of coaching allows the coach to quickly identify each individual athlete’s motivation, understanding, and movements. The coach can then custom tailor a ski training program to facilitate the athlete’s motivation, understanding, and movements matching their teaching style to each athlete’s individual learning style.

The athlete-centered coaching model creates a highly-effective learning partnership between the athlete and the coach. Athlete-centered coaching utilizes the movement pools that are used in skiing, quickly isolates skill deficiencies in the athlete, and builds progressions to develop the inefficient skill.

We use modern U.S. Ski Team fundamental tactics and techniques to develop a proper strategy and line in the racecourse. We can do a comparative video analysis to compare both tactics and techniques of each athlete.

Individualized Ski Training

NASC is unique because we keep the ski groups small, allowing us to individualize the coaching program for each athlete. A 6-to-1 athlete-to-coach ratio (maximum) allows us to meet the individual needs of each athlete. The athlete-centered teaching methodology combined with a low athlete-to-coach ratio allows the ski camp coaches to develop an individual focus for each athlete rather than just a group focus.

Challenging Ski Training Terrain Designed for Safety

NASC has four private ski training areas (two steep lanes and two flatter lanes) that are meticulously prepared and salted to maximize quality for gate training. Because we use four different training lanes, we can get each athlete on terrain that will maximize their performance.

All NASC courses and gate drills are set by our FIS-level coaches and allow the athletes to maximize ski performance. We use special terrain configurations to challenge the athlete’s balance without having to use steeper terrain. NASC has the Mt. Hood snowcat drivers custom-build rollers at GS distance (25 meters), and we run GS and Slalom in the rollers to develop proper movement patterns.

NASC uses more salt than any other camp to ensure a quality, safe training experience. We often use more than 40,000 pounds of salt in our surface preparation.

Integrated Approach to Ski Camp Training

NASC coaches are teachers. We use modern gate progressions (easier to more difficult) to maximize proper movement patterns. We also use drills and skill development progressions to build each of the primary movements (skills). We then integrate the newly developed skills back into the athlete’s technique. In the evenings, we watch tactical lectures with video analysis and may rollerblade in gates to practice what we have learned. From there, we take it to the hill and work on tactics via free-skiing and then hitting brushes and gates.

IN THEIR WORDS…
I grew up going to NASC every summer and couldn’t wait for my kids to experience it too. It's proven to be just as much fun for them as it was for me 25-years ago! The on-hill experience is top-notch, the coaching staff is wonderful, and the after-ski activities make it the summer camp experience that kids dream of. All of the kids had so much fun, were safe, and improved so much!
- Jody Curtis, Former NASC Athlete and Park City Ski Team Parent
IN THEIR WORDS…
All 3 of my kids have gone to NASC Fall and Summer camps for years. They still attend and absolutely love it! The Coaches at NASC can make any skier, at any ability level, better. The coaches' knowledge of modern skiing and surface preparation is unmatched. NASC coaches really care about each and every athlete and share their passion for the sport.
- Mike Regrut, Parent of Telluride Ski Team Athlete & D1 Racer
IN THEIR WORDS…
NASC was one of the best decisions I've ever made on behalf of my son. His first stay away from family was with NASC at age 11. The experience far exceeded my expectations. The coaches and training are best-in-class. He'll be attending for his 4th year in 2021. NASC is by far his favorite camp and ski training experience. Our ski team now sends multiple athletes to NASC.
- Derek Stagner, Hidden Valley Ski Team Parent & Board President
IN THEIR WORDS…
Brad taught me a lot on the snow! What a wealth of knowledge!
- Sandy Perrins, Stratton Mountain School & Bates College Ski Racer
IN THEIR WORDS…
It’s such an amazing camp. It’s low key enough to make people feel like they belong, no matter their skill level, and has such great structure and such keen coaches - that every athlete will be challenged and inspired to learn. Our family highly recommends the NASC camps! Brad and his team create the type of environment we want for our kids – top-notch athletics, coupled with lots of good, summer fun!
- Tabitha Andersen, Vail Ski Club Parent
IN THEIR WORDS…
Excellent coaches, cover all aspects of technical ski racing. Beautiful wonderland-like campus. Highly recommend for kids from 9 and up.
- Paul Yeh, Parent of Camper / Ski Racer
IN THEIR WORDS…
The NASC camp was such a great adventure for all the campers! The coaching staff is top notch, the training venue and “base camp” were perfect. Tons of fun and very productive all the way around!
- Erik Schlopy, U.S. Ski Team Member & Olympic Bronze Medalist
IN THEIR WORDS…
As a member of the Czech Ski Team, I experienced many organizations and international ski competitions. WithNASC, I saw a different level of preparation and professionalism that fascinated me. Improvement happened naturally as their coaching is based on fundamental development.
- Hana Malotinova, Czech Ski Team
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