Skier's age: Girls 12-15 years old, Boys 14-17 years old
Years in skiing: 6-11 years
Skiers in this phase are starting to move into higher levels of ski racing competition with longer courses, more challenging sets and greater density in competition. As they make the gains in strength, power and stamina in this phase, their skiing skills start to become more and more evident in their results. The potential for speed with their newfound physical abilities is great, but without a solid skill base results will tend to be inconsistent. The drills in SkillsQuest can be critical to help these skiers maintain a focus on their core skiing skills outside of gates. The drills in phase 5 demand a high degree of skill from the skiers. Working to master these drills is important for the aspiring high performance skier.
Marco Sullivan talks SkillsQuest!
Listen to Marco talk about how having strong fundamental skills is the key to World Cup racing.
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