Congratulations Jeanette on being the 2010 NASTAR National Champion Female. Thank you for sharing your experience.


To the degree that you are comfortable with, we would enjoy hearing more about your racing background:

* Masters racing experience - USSA division/town league/club team, favorite races, best results by discipline, regional/national level results/awards, video analysis software used/other helpful training aids, favorite NASTAR venues. How did each training aid specifically help you to improve as a racer (any specific habit(s)/movement(s) that it helped you to correct)?

* College racing experience - NCAA/USCSA team & conference or Canadian equivalent, lowest points levels in each discipline, best results by discipline, regional/national level results/awards, video analysis software used/other helpful training aids. How did each training aid specifically help you to improve as a racer (any specific habit(s)/movement(s) that it helped you to correct)?

* Junior racing experience - academy/club/high school team, lowest points levels in each discipline, best results by discipline, regional/national level results/awards, video analysis software used/other helpful training aids. How did each training aid specifically help you to improve as a racer (any specific habit(s)/movement(s) that it helped you to correct)?

* During your junior, college and/or masters racing experience, did you ever race against anyone that became or was a national ski team member? If so, who and if you recall what was the highest level event that you competed against each person? What was the highest racing level that you have competed on for each discipline - FIS, Europa, NorAm, Junior Worlds, Whistler Cup, Trofeo Topolino, Junior Olympics, state championships, etc.? What was the lowest points level that you achieved in each discipline as a Canadian national ski team member?



Also, we would enjoy seeing videos of you and ski team members doing gate training and freeskiing drills. If possible, please upload the videos on Youtube and post links to them in this NASTAR thread. Please list a detailed breakdown of your schedule for each day which includes the names of both gate training and freeskiing drills the team used.

Additionally, if possible, upload video analysis to Youtube of you and other ski team members with overlay (Dartfish Simulcam/V1 Sports), side by side, sequential (Dartfish Stromotion/V1 Sports), and slow motion footage from gate training and freeskiing drills in the various disciplines SL, GS, SG, DH.

Were any of the courses or gate drills set so that the ski team members were forced to use a stivot? If so, which course type or gate drill, how many turns required a stivot, and how many total gates were set for the particular course or gate drill?


Finally, what advice would you give in the following topics? If you happen to remember the source of the advice, feel free to include that as well.

If the advice varies by type of course (GS vs. SL) please discuss both.

Also if the advice varies by level, please use the following levels: First Time Racer, Bronze Racer, Silver Racer, Gold Racer, Platinum Racer.

1. Course Inspection (fall-aways, knolls, terrain changes, trail turns, hairpins, flushes, delays/under gates, snow conditions, lighting conditions, finishing gate sequence)

2. Race Day Routine / Rituals / Warm Up (drills, exercises)

3. Start Technique (mental thoughts & imagery, type of start - kick start vs. pole start, # skating steps, impact of start ramp angle / start ramp length / direction of first gate relative to starting wand)

4. Actual Race (tactics)

5. Finish Technique (tuck, reach with one hand forward to break timing beam, line from last gate through finish)

6. Free Skiing Drills (thousand steps, one ski, Schlopy/Heisman, javelin, etc.)

7. Gate Drills (Wagner, etc.)