and current guest star Caroline Lalive, athletes get great training and some excellent firsthand
demos and advice, too.
Two of the three days are dedicated to drills, terrain, and speed fundamentals. Day three features
a scored two-run J3 downhill and timed training for J4s.
Keely’s Ski Camp for Girls
Once the small-hill season is done, there are still plenty of opportunities to build big mountain
skills for ski racers. Former USST athlete Keely Kelleher, the 2010 super G national champ, is
hosting a special big mountain freeskiing camp for junior girls this April 14 and 15 at Snowbird.
A passionate skier, Kelleher credits her personal motivation to growing up in Big Sky and having
coaches who instilled a love of skiing. “Big mountain skiing skills need to be emphasized in more
programs,” she says.
Last summer, Kelleher started an all girls race camp at Hood, and is now branching out in to
freeskiing camps, too. “I want to give young ladies who are ski racing an opportunity to learn the big
mountain skiing skills that will help them in racing, freeskiing, and life — keeping them in the sport,”
says Kelleher. “Our coaches are the ‘sheroes’ of the sport and we’re dedicated to spreading the love
of skiing to other girls.” In addition to expanding their skill base, Keely’s campers will also learn basics of big mountain safety and get an hour introduction to avalanche safety, things that Keely says
“many young ladies in ski racing never get to learn.”
For more information, visit keelykelleher.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big mountain, big fun at Keely Kelleher’s Ski Camp for Girls.
Training to Racing Ratios
Now that we’re halfway through the season, and the championship season is within reach, coaches
and athletes should consider the importance of training to racing ratio. Broadly, we can consider this
a part of “racer management” and it’s a critical component to help you reach your peak not only this
season, but in the future, as well.
“We now know that a long-term commitment to practice and training is required to produce elite athletes,”
says Walt Evans, USSA national competition director. “A specific and well-planned practice, training,
competition and recovery regime will ensure optimum development throughout an athlete’s career.”
See Evans’s Competition Planning Guidelines at tinyurl.com/7erh7oc