I've published several articles in 32 Degrees (formerly The Professional Skier) on topics ranging from teaching methodology and technique to biomechanics, and a heavily researched coaching article for Soccer Journal,
My experience teaching skiing—as a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America Central Division and for several years its Alpine Administrator—has given me a broad perspective and long history to draw from.
As a professional Soccer Coach for 15+ years, I have gained further knowledge of biomechanics, teaching methodologies, and coaching strategies.
Moving from one sport to the other has strengthened my sensitivity and awareness of learning styles, teaching environments, and need to connect with athletes' inner motivations.
I've written several articles on ski instruction. You can read them by clicking on the titles below:
- "Weren't You A Student Once?"
- "Shut Up And Teach! (When Silence Really IS Golden)"
- "Do You Slip Or Grip? (To Grow You Need 'Em Both)"
Articles presented here courtesy of the Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI)
"Train To Retain," published in Soccer Journal 's July 2011 issue, explores the reasons soccer players often quit the game just before high school, and club rosters shrink dramatically from U13/14 to U15. This is a well-researched exploration of the range of causes—and offers solutions for coaches and insights for parents. Click on the picture or the article title to read this piece in its entirety.