Rocky Mountain Division's Southern Areas host a yearly clinic in memory of a man by the name of Edwin Terrel. I never met the man, but he was known by his colleagues as a forward-thinking teacher and a fantastic individual, from the stories I've heard anyway. He passed on a few years back and a group of his friends began gathering every Spring to mull over "new" thoughts on skiing and play with any new gadgets being introduced to the industry. (I've attended "Edwins" involving snow bikes, blades, Elan PSX Shorts, etc.)
Subject matter has included the Dogmatic nature of the teaching industry, patterns of movement in skiing, Kinesthetics, Linear vs. Lateral teaching/learning, and one particular clinic was simply a snorkel-snow extravaganza in Santa Fe, NM. We discussed direct to parallel teaching for a while, but the steep and deep called too loudly and we had to go get some on us!!!!
It's an open forum on skiing and teaching and all attendees are encouraged to participate. Many of us have gotten our time on the soap box while some of the most talented pros in the region stand and LISTEN. It's great. I've gotten some of the best feed-back ever from these sessions. I missed last year's gathering and I look forward to going this coming season.
Anyway, Robin, when you get settled in, give a brutha' a call and I'll see if we can come visit!!! Anything more to add about the Edwin? I would think that some its information would get gobbled up here. I, for one, plan on posting the happenings of this Springs' clinic and see what people think.
YAY ROBIN!!!! Can't tell you how glad it makes us and ours that you are back in the Rockies..."I Tell You What" (remember that? hahaha)
:[ August 12, 2002, 05:14 AM: Message edited by: Notorious Spag ]