Originally Posted by Max_501
Why should we assume a 7 year old can't conceive of the idea of upper and lower body separation? This kid absolutely rocks. What would happen if she started to use a bit of separation? Is there a way to teach her the idea?
Also, I noticed that she used pole plants quite well in one clip but not much in the other. Could you provide positive feedback to her when she uses them that might influence her use of poles?
The kid just rocks!!!
this was group leson with mostly older boys and girls, although she could kick their butts anywhere the upper and lower body seperation I taught, stuck with them(10-14) but not with her.
The way I tried to teach it was a game a I call target practice. pole held upside down forming a X. and elbows locked to your side. I will pick out something and tell them thats what we got to shoot and we cant let our target ever leave that spot. They do this while trying to make complete longer radius turns. For the groups it work good, usually telling teens its there bro/or sister in the class they are targeting at get good results
. In a private I am sure I could find something that would better relate to her, with that said she understood the concept, but IMO just wasnt there yet. I am curious what the other kids teach on here have to say, it will help me and I know she is coming back next year for privates.
it not shown in the video but she was capable of side to side to seperation when things got harder pack, it jsut her upper body allways followed her lower body in rotary movements
The only kid(this age) I have ever seen with upper and lower body seperation is Bridger Gile, and he just got that in the past year, and truthfully it doesnt look very refined yet. so possiable just improbable
on the pole plants
First day i had a lesson with her she didnt pole plant at all.....
also with me its not just pole plant, but a pole plant with out moving down the hill is pretty worthless. Lucky me she already had a movement down the hill but no pole plant. Pole plant were taught and reinforced whenever she did them. They where also mentioned whenever we started off the lift cause that was the primary focus before our "fun day".