2021 Betsy O’Leary Abelson Parent’s Spirit Award
Mirza Cifric is Founder and CEO of Veritas Genetics, the first company to introduce whole genome sequencing and interpretation to consumers and their physicians for under $1,000. He leads Veritas with the mission of driving global accessibility to genomic...
2020 Betsy O’Leary Abelson Parent’s Spirit Award
Liz Grammas According to John Kimble, Gould's head freestyle coach, Elizabeth Grammas and her husband Corey are the parents of six snowsports athletes, several of whom have competed at the higher levels of the sport as part of the Gould Academy weekend program and as...
Maintaining Healthy Mental Health
Steven Nyman, AJ Ginnis, and Alice Merryweather share their perspectives, experiences, and goals about mitigating the negative effect of pressure from ski racing via a moderated discussion. Follow the link below to watch this recording:...
Mental Imagery Zoom Workshop with Dr. Jim Taylor
Join ski racers, coaches and parents from across the country in this free workshop on developing mental imagery skills by Dr. Jim Taylor, who is internationally recognized for his work in the psychology of ski racing.
Mike Hattrup: Better & Faster Together Moving in the Mountains
How Parents, Athletes and Coaches Can Foster Healthy Competition and Success—On and Off the Slopes
To say that Matt Tomasko has experience working with kids is an understatement: For the past 30 years, he has been involved with alpine coaching, mountain bike camps and teaching physical education and music in the school system. Tomasko is currently the executive...
Michael Rogan: How Instruction and Coaching Work Together
If you’ve read SKI Magazine in the past two decades, then you learned something from PSIA’s Alpine head coach and liason with the U.S. Ski Team. Here he talks about how instruction and coaching work together to make ski racers better and faster.
Parent Corner: Confessions of a Race Mom
My chin dropped against my helmet strap as I watched my 7-year-old daughter rip down the fall line in an athletic stance, ski edges tipping effectively, hands forward. This was the moment I dreamed about through all those missed ski days during pregnancy, those powder...
Dave Schuiling: Better Communication and Teamwork in Snowsports
Dave Schuiling is the director of education for PSIA-AASI, the organization of professional ski and snowboard instructors. Here he explains how better communication and teamwork in snowsports organizations makes every ski or rider better together.
How to get Better and Faster Together Through Positive Competition
Julia Ford knows a thing or two about competition—both the up and downsides. As a 6-year member of the U.S. Ski Team, Ford started in 40 FIS World Cup races and was a member of the 2014 Olympic team, in Sochi, Russia. She hails from a ski racing family, honing her...
Richard Rokos: How Team Sports Make Us All Better and Faster Together
Richard Rokos, head coach of the University of Colorado’s alpine ski team, has a guided his team to 8 NCAA National Championships and helped foster 225 All-Americans. Here, Rokos talks about how team sports make us all better and faster together.
Julia Ford: the Inspiration for Better & Faster Together
Olympic alpine ski racer and coach Julia Ford talks about the inspiration for forming Better & Faster Together and how to be a better competitor by lifting up teammates.
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