ATS Phase 6 | Girls Ages 16+, Boys Ages 17+ | 10+ years skiing
Objective: Ski in moguls starting with large 20-24m turns and gradually decrease the radius of each successive turn over a series of 10 to 15 turns concluding with turns that fit an individual mogul.
Primary Skill: Balance (perception, anticipation)
Justification: Turn size and shape need to be able to be dictated by the skier. Gradual changes in turn size demonstrate the skier has fine motor control with regards to body mechanics. Perception and anticipation of where to place and describe the turn without gates suggests that the skier has control and can initiate and conduct the intended turn.
Slope: Expert terrain with moguls.
Set-up: A start and finish are defined only.
Description: The drill is 10-15 turns in duration.
Starting with a long radius turn (20-24m) the turns gradually decrease in radius
Final turn radius matches a mogul-sized turn
Criteria for Perfect Execution:
Balance is maintained in all three planes
Turns are linked without traverse
Turns gradually become smaller
No abrupt changes in turn size or shape
Turns are symmetric from left to right
Turns that are consistent and round while carrying a high rate of speed
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