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Skiing, Riding & Teaching for a Lifetime Ages & Stages and Considerations for working with The Aging Athlete National Academy 2013 Jeb Boyd PSIA Alpine.

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1 Skiing, Riding & Teaching for a Lifetime Ages & Stages and Considerations for working with The Aging Athlete National Academy 2013 Jeb Boyd PSIA Alpine Team Member

2 Who are we talking about?...The aging athlete is someone over the age of 40 who continues to participate in sporting events.

3 Aging & Sports Conflict Decreased muscle mass Decreased bone stability Decreased tendon & ligament stability

4 Performance Categories High Skill - NOT slowing down High Skill - ARE slowing down due to physical limitations Low Skill - Learning within the physical limitations

5 CAP Model CAP is not just for kids 0-2 / 2-6 / 6-10 / / Teen / Young- Adult / Adult / Mature / Senior

6 CAP - Learning Preferences Avoid Injury / Fear / Confidence Outdated information / prior experience Broad life experiences for Transfer Willing to defer gratification

7 CAP - Learning Preferences Social Interactions MAY outweigh the details of Performance Success may be determined by the success of friends / family Vulnerability is reduced Looking good

8 CAP - Learning Preferences Current physical condition / limitations Current Ability - Capability Sight / Hearing Skeletal Stance / Range of Movement

9 Good Skiing - Fundamentals Focusing on what is REAL for each individuals current Cognitive, Affective and Physical Condition. Balanced flow of the Center of Mass from turn to turn Ability to direct momentum from outside ski to outside ski Legs steer under a stable upper body Progressive > / < of edge angle

10 Common Tendencies Hesitated Balance & Flow Lower edge angles Less body angles More even weight distribution Slower speeds Carved Outcome?

11 The WILL to improve Because Ability & Capability don't always align with age... We all need a strong WILL to provide the energy to improve

12 Sacrifice Speed & Terrain for Accuracy Initially.... Trust your ability, equipment, coach and knowledge Move down hill with the ski Skis deflect vs run Intuition & Knowledge Push your boundaries wisely

13 Stay in the game Mix up your routines Maintain flexibility Strength building Aerobic Conditioning Visualization

14 Ski HARD, Train HARD and have FUN! Have the WILL & take actionable steps to achieve realistic Goals Leverage CAP and take the steps to achieve your goals Have a realistic view of your Performance Category and Skill Level Understand and Visualize desired Performance Set goals that are both realist but still a stretch

15 Thank You For more information PSIA-AASI-W PSIA-AASI - NW Jeb Boyd Contributors: Eric Lipton, Matt Boyd, Rob Sogard, Michael Rogan, Earl Saline


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