Its been an awesome six weeks in Saas Fee, a big thank you goes at to all the guys and girls that made it so good!
Gregg, Ricey and Aaron
So what was new?
We had 3 NEW coaches this year joining the 3 Openers James, Craig and Aaron. On top of an already impressive team there was RICEY an ISTD with a flare for Phycological Training, its was great to see the trainees benefiting from these evening sessions and using his techniques on the hill. GREG a full Swiss Patent/Trainer from Crans Montana, he’s a beast on the fitness spending the summer in the swiss army. Greg’s language skills and local knowledge helped keep the camp running smoothly and opened up opportunities on the hill for us to best prepare our trainees. Last but not least, GARETH who some of you may know from training a few years ago. Since attaining his ISTD he has continued in racing as a coach in the UK and developing young athletes with fantastic results. On the hill Gareth did a great job and fulfilled an important role ensuring that as the weeks roll on we are able to offer as much support out of the gates for those making technical changes and new arrivals as those ready for tricky sets. As a Personal Trainer Gareth also brought some fresh ideas to our dry land program with some challenging circuits and ‘warm ups’!
The next big change for us was fitness, with the sports centre a building site we needed a space and fast! Thankfully after some negotiations the big 5 star in the centre of town gave us the use of their facilities! Bikes, Hall, and Spa were all well used. There were still some car park stair sessions, no getting away from those!
On the hill!
This year we kitted ourselves out to be able to set courses in multiple places on varying terrain to ensure everyone is receiving training delivered at their level and with a purpose to each course. It also meant that trainees could ski a lot more sets over the 6 weeks, no surprises on test day after all the variation available!
Here are some pics of what we think was our best Eurotest Program yet!