Originally Posted by bumpdad
She actually turns fairly well. But stopping isn't one of her priorities - she usaully bumps into the instructor a little.
If she likes turning (unlike many other kids, particularly boys) have her complete her turns to stop (J-turn). I personally don't think bracing to a stop in a snowplow is a good idea ever. Show her how to keep turning until facing the side, or a bit beyond, of a moderate hill. In fact, don't even tell her about what happens at the end of the turn. Have her find that out for herself then point that out to her. (key here is don't let her turn towards the fall line)
Once she is used to that, then have her connect her turns.
That approach will get her ready for a hockey stop. You can never progress directly to that from a pizza stop.
With that being said, don't rush it. Let her be the one to surprise you.
|Her physical abilites are improving - I think her gymnastic calss helps with that.
I can certainly relate.