Originally Posted by Snowbowler
Great video, she looks like a blast to ski with. Racing's good but so is off-piste and free skiing. I have a son who did 1 year at age about 8 of ski club racing. He wasn't really into it structure and all that, he kept taking off and wasn't into the team thing but the few skills he did learn really have stayed with him 8-9 years later in his free skiing. Daughter did high school racing for just 1 year then team got cut, she loved it and wished she had done more ski race training earlier. She is a bit like your girl likes speed. Tough to keep up with on the open slopes. I need to have some trees when skiing with her to level the playing field ha ha.
Thanks Snowbowler, love to hear others experiences, and I also think that at this stage is better to focus on fun, freeskiing, off-piste and, only occasionally, gates and races.
Tehcnically speaking I've heard that kids who only did race training from a young age didn't develop a strong technique because limited to what they have to do within gates.
Also we must deal with each individual carachter....and my daughter is pretty competitive:rolleyes
An other nightmare, honestly, is for parents....: for racing they require partecipating at least to 10 races a season, in different resorts, doing warm up runs at a crazy early hours
I think this is someway too much for these little kids, I tend to agree with those who think that are their parents pushing them to be the next Ligety or Vonn.....