Head coach of the US men's alpine ski team Sasha Rearick
(centre) in a coaching session with Queenstown Alpine Ski
Team coaches. Photo by Morgan McFie.
Queenstown Alpine Ski Team coaches learnt from the best
when the head coach of the US men's alpine ski team, Sasha
Rearick, led a clinic demonstrating drills and techniques at
QAST chairman James Hadley said the US team was ''arguably
the premier team in alpine ski racing in the world'' and
coaches ''were obviously very excited to be with Rearick and
learn podium-winning techniques''.
Rearick demonstrated drills which he and US Olympic and world
champion Ted Ligety had created and showed coaches how to
prepare athletes for new regulation giant slalom skis.
The clinic was organised by NZSki's Coronet Peak performance
centre manager Toby Arnott.
''Recent developments in the Rocky Gully area ensure we
attract top international athletes and teams such as the US
ski team each season. One of the benefits is that we can
facilitate training and development for our local coaches,''
Mr Arnott said.