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Snowboard Coach Update, Issue #001 -- 2013-2014 Season Prep
September 24, 2013
Getting ready for the snowboard season?

Hi there,

Thanks for signing up for Snowboard Coach Update. I am writing to share some info with you that might help you be ready for the winter. As a hopeful competitor, fan or parent of a rider it can be hard to know what to do at this point. I want to suggest a few actions to take.

Each colored link will take you to the page on where you can explore the subject.

The Checklist would be something like this-

1- Get into shape with both Dryland Training and Cross Training activities to be ready and strong for winter. For books some good books on training try Strength Training and Flexibility Training.

2- Make sure you have the gear you need for getting after it on the hill this winter. Snowboard, Boots, Binders, Jacket, Pants, Accessories.

3- Start thinking about taking control of your mental training and start positioning your frame of mind for success on and off the hill.

4- Look into Competition Schedule in your area. Find info on upcoming competitions that you may be able to attend. Browse events hosted by USASA regionally or by USSA on a national level, or Ticket to Ride for a view of the top events or the World Snowboard Tour.

5- If you are beginning to ride at a competitive level and need support from sponsors, put time into creating and building relationships with people and companies in your quest to gain Snowboarding Sponsorship.


Start to make a plan. How and when will you work out and cross train. Where are you going to ride. Do you need a pass? How will you get there and who will you ride with. Start seeing it all in your minds eye. Are there events you want to try and attend? Have you done all you can at this point to try and attain sponsorship support?

Have A Great Winter

On a final note, here is an awesome youtube clip of the best riding from the past winter.

Live Love Learn and Laugh it up. Sliding around on snow can be an incredible lifestyle choice. Complete with fun, friends, adrenaline rushes and beautiful winter mornings on the mountain. Enjoy the ride and never give up.

Have a great day,

Spencer Tamblyn

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