This note announces a new article that has been donated to the Premium Article Collection by Si (Simon Levine, Ph.D.) titled: Address Perceptions to Help Students Reach Proficiency
*The Premium Articles Collection is in the EpicSki Supporter section.
|SKI TECHNIQUE is, always has been, and probably always will be one of the industry's most widely discussed topics. Good technique is certainly necessary to becoming a proficient skier, but sometimes even impeccable form can disappear when a skier is faced with perceptual barriers. At one time or another, most instructors have watched in disbelief as their star student - who executes textbook-perfect parallel turns on intermediate terrain - falls apart on steeper slopes. Both instructor and student know that he or she is fully capable of making controlled, parallel turns, but knowing isn't always enough. Memorized, mastered techniques and associated movements often dissolve when filtered through anxiety and counterproductive perceptions (realistic or not).|