So last years program delivered some sweet results. We had plenty of passes, a new group of trainees making the steps to being on the cusp for next year and a host of new talent in our coaching line up continuing to add more value to what we deliver.
‘Better never stops’
This quote used to be above the exit to the gym we trained at when we where competing and is something that has stuck. We have a program that works, it delivers passes and year after year has seen more of you joining the team and being successful. It would be easy to sit back now and run the same set up next year but where would be the satisfaction in that? Our mission is to always add more to the program by investing in giving you new coaching talent with extra skills, attending courses to build our knowledge and buying more tools to keep us ahead of the game.
When trying to chase the best in the world it is important to try and replicate the kind of training they will be doing. We will once again be investing in new kit for the coaches so we can set more courses at once to give you more unique training opportunities on the hill. It was brilliant being able to run two GS and two drill courses at once last November and we want to build on this. We are going to be adding to our fitness equipment to compliment Gareth’s kettle ball and TRX courses and we have some new fancy camera technology so we can be more efficient in delivering our feedback to you on the hill.
This year we have decided to move our summer camp from our usual July block to September. The reason for this is to shorten the gap before you head back on snow in November. We have found that by having such a big gap it has been tough for trainees to capitalise on some of the gains and strong foundations that have been put in place months before. The new planning will give you the platform to make some of the fundamental changes followed by one month after to work on the power phase of the fitness program before you return to snow in November ready to step up to the plate, make some tweaks and get the job done in December.
For the first year we are adding a test technique program to our set up. As trainees are taking the plunge earlier into eurotest training it makes sense to offer a rounded opportunity early on and a chance to tick off the Test Technique. This will widen employment opportunities for you whilst training for exams further down the line and set you up with better foundations for the Euro Test.
We wont make you book one or the other, let us know what your goals are and we will put in place a program to match them. This will also play a key role in developing skills for your tech exams especially piste performance.
PDS Training is born!
Each year we have been asked about delivering training for the technical modules in the BASI system. We have put together training blocks running in the Portes du Soleil (Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz) So far things have been going well and groups are filling up. We will be adding more dates the program shortly so keep an eye on www.pds-training.co.uk for more training opportunities. We are looking forward to providing a set up that can be used for continuity all the way through each level.
Make sure you have started training for next season now! The efforts you make in the gym, challenging your mental toughness and loading up your bases with wax will pay dividends next season. Get in touch for free help and advice planning your programs at firstname.lastname@example.org