Consultation

Consultations would generally be used by athletes for training programs outside of coaching sessions or on-site competition support as a coach.

Personalized Strength Training Programs:

Do snowboarders really need strength training? First of all, strength training doesn't just include weights, it includes plyometrics and flexibiity work as well. Strength training is essential for snowboarders! Most importantly, it prevents injuries. When you fall, and you will, having flexible strong muscles, ligaments and tendons will most likely allow you to jump right back up, dust off the snow and attempt that trick again with the same confidence you had before you fell. Nothing is worse than getting hurt from a fall. Not only do you need to heal up, but now your confidence is crippled.

Ever asked yourslef, "Why do spins seem so hard to get around? The pros spin so fast." It's called core strength and elasticity ( elastic like a rubber band ). Certain core exercises and plyometrics train the body for rotational elasticity, meaning with little effort, you can throw spins with incredible rotaional speed. These same exercises also allow you to stick landings better coming out of spin tricks.

Strength training programs are held in a local fitness club in Williston, VT.

Coaching Support During Competitions:

Coaching support at competitions entails simple nutritional guidelines, preparation, run analysis and keeping the athlete focused. If you don't eat right prior to or during a competition, how do you expect to have the energy, drive and focus to carry you through the whole competition? Proper nutrition is probably the most over looked aspect of competting. I learned this the hard way myself. You will be amazed how well you can sustain a high level of riding just by eating right.

Preparation includes having the right equipemnt and/or tools for the "just in case" scenarios like broken equipment or weather changes. You're plenty warm, and probably sweating, during warm-up runs, but once you have to sit and wait for your competitions runs, you don't want to be freezing and wet with only one pair of gloves and iced over goggles. Being prepared can insure you feel as good during your competition runs as you did during warm-ups.

Run analysis and staying focused is just that. The coach's job is to help you make little adjustments to better your runs. Competition runs are not the time to drastically change your game plan or run. The coach will also be aware of your mental state, keeping you loose and feeling good. Competitons can be very stressful and intimidating. Above all, the athlete must be having fun. The best mental advice is to focus on yourself. Approach competitions as you competing against yourself. You stick your planned run, regardless of how much better someone else's run might appear to be, you will walk away one happy athlete.

Professional Tuning Clinic:

A perfectly tuned board is the key to amplitude in the pipe, speed in the park and maintaing a "healthy" board. Chris will take you through ( hands on training ) a complete hand tune of your board, from deburring edges to fine finishing with brushes. Some of the things you will learn include the use of diamond stones, gummy stones, applying hot wax, correct technique for scrapping and brushing. Not only will you walk away with a beautiful tune, you will have the knowledge and know how to apply a perfect tune yourself. All tuning equipment is supplied for the clinic, including an all-temp wax ( Swix CH7 ).

Other:

If you have other clinic ideas or are in search of a specific training program, we would be glad to see if we can accomodate your request or suggest someone else that could.

 

To schedule a consultation session or for more detailed information on consultations, please call or email Chris at (802) 598-9216 or chris@mansfieldathletics.com.