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The Mind Makes a Winner: An Interview with Emotional Intelligence Researcher Sylvain Laborde

Dr. Sylvain Laborde of the German Sports University is researching how to develop emotional intelligence training specifically for athletes. “They understood after the first session that they could really get something out of this,” Laborde said of working with an initially reluctant rugby team.

2015/2016 U.S. SuperTour Schedule Finalized

2015/2016 U.S. SuperTour Schedule Finalized

USSA released the final version of its SuperTour calendar for the upcoming winter of 2015/2016, with a December stop in Sun Valley, Idaho, as well as a mid-season East Coast visit to Lake Placid, N.Y., and Stowe, Vt.

Wednesday Workout: Need for Speed (and Time-Saving Gut-Busters) on the Track

Wednesday Workout: Need for Speed (and Time-Saving Gut-Busters) on the Track

We know the reason you ski is your love for variable terrain, ever-changing scenery and snow, but sometimes, you’ve just got to get a workout in. And in the summer, those feeling a lack of “me-time” might find they can work up one heck of a sweat in minimal time at a local track.

We Want You and Your Energy, Too! FS is Hiring Part-Time Reporters

We Want You and Your Energy, Too! FS is Hiring Part-Time Reporters

The FasterSkier team is looking to grow with the addition of part-time reporters, starting this fall and committing through March 2016.

Pros of Tomorrow Presented by Fischer: Jake Ellingson

Pros of Tomorrow Presented by Fischer: Jake Ellingson

Jake Ellingson of Mount Itasca Biathlon turned heads in Jericho last weekend when he placed second – the top American – in the senior men’s mass start. A first-year senior who is now training full time, he’s looking for big things this winter.

USST Finds More Success as Toppidrettsveka Festival Wraps Up

USST Finds More Success as Toppidrettsveka Festival Wraps Up

The Toppidrettsveka race series wrapped up yesterday with an exciting pursuit in Trondheim, Norway. While some of the USST racers fell or broke a pole or two, the team as a whole had another successful day and is leaving the camp knowing what they need to do to improve before winter.

Toppidrettsveka Day 2 Recap: Stephen and Randall Have More Strong Results for the USST

Toppidrettsveka Day 2 Recap: Stephen and Randall Have More Strong Results for the USST

The Toppidrettsveka race series continued on Friday with a 15 kilometer skiathlon. The USST had more strong results, with Liz Stephen and Kikkan Randall finishing in 6th and 7th and Andy Newell and Simi Hamilton placing in the top 30.

Two Times the Fun at Toppidrettsveka Day 1: Stephen and Hoffman Third in Hill Climb; Caldwell Fifth in Sprint

Two Times the Fun at Toppidrettsveka Day 1: Stephen and Hoffman Third in Hill Climb; Caldwell Fifth in Sprint

The Toppidrettsveka race series opened Thursday with a grueling 5.3 k uphill run, which American climbing specialists Liz Stephen and Noah Hoffman placed third in, and continued with afternoon classic rollerski sprints, where another American Sophie Caldwell made the final and placed fifth.

U.S. Ski Team Preps for Toppidrettsveka, Races Start Thursday

U.S. Ski Team Preps for Toppidrettsveka, Races Start Thursday

The U.S. Ski Team is in Aure, Norway, for their second training camp of the summer, preparing for this week’s Toppidrettsveka rollerski races. FasterSkier caught up with some of the coaches and athletes to see how they are preparing for the three-day series.

Newlywed Kershaw Jumps from Livigno Training Camp to Toppidrettsveka

Newlywed Kershaw Jumps from Livigno Training Camp to Toppidrettsveka

Fresh off of marrying his new wife Kristin Størmer Steira in northern Norway, Devon Kershaw drove to Oslo and then jetted off for a high-elevation dryland training camp in the Italian Alps with his Canadian teammates and buddies, Jesse Cockney and Alex Harvey.

Wednesday Workout: Throwback Over-Distance Double-Pole with Kikkan Randall

Wednesday Workout: Throwback Over-Distance Double-Pole with Kikkan Randall

Kikkan Randall is known for her speed. But even though her forte is in races under three minutes long, one of her favorite workouts from the fall of 2011 was a 50 k rollerski double-pole session.

The Perfect Balance: Norway’s Student/Pro-Athlete Astrid Jacobsen Does It All

The Perfect Balance: Norway’s Student/Pro-Athlete Astrid Jacobsen Does It All

“You will struggle, you will fall … You will feel all of the work is for nothing, but it will always turn out in the end,” Jacobsen recently told a group of 135 juniors at the International Junior Camp in Sjusjøen, Norway. One of the athletes at camp, Hailey Swirbul recounts the Norwegian National Team member’s message, with an emphasis on happiness and hard work.

Burke, Smith, and Dunklee Take Wins at Jericho Biathlon Races (with Photo Gallery)

Burke, Smith, and Dunklee Take Wins at Jericho Biathlon Races (with Photo Gallery)

With more than 80 athletes from over 25 different teams descending on Jericho, Vermont, it was an exciting weekend of rollerski biathlon competitions in the summer heat.

German Legend Ricco Gross Heads to Russia

German Legend Ricco Gross Heads to Russia

After ditching the German team and flirting with a coaching job in Ukraine, German biathlon legend Ricco Gross will work with the Russian men’s team. He says he looks forward to having more control and using his own ideas in coaching.

Finlandia University Seeks Nordic and Cross Country Head Coach

Finlandia University Seeks Nordic and Cross Country Head Coach

Finlandia University in Hancock, Mich., is seeking a full-time head coach for its nordic and cross country teams.

Feeling Lethargic? Check Your Carb and Fiber Intake

Feeling Lethargic? Check Your Carb and Fiber Intake

A study of competitive female endurance athletes in Denmark showed surprising patterns in diet among those with low energy availability and skipped periods: too much fiber, and not enough carbohydrates. That enables better recommendations for athletes looking to get healthy while not gaining weight.

Wednesday Workout: The Triple ‘S’ (Skate Sprint Simulation) with the International Junior Camp

Wednesday Workout: The Triple ‘S’ (Skate Sprint Simulation) with the International Junior Camp

For this week’s workout, one of nine American skiers invited to the International Junior Camp in Norway shares the training session they did Monday: a competitive skate-sprint simulation on a 1.5 k loop.

More Than 40 Skiers ‘Align’ at First Camp of Its Kind in Canmore

More Than 40 Skiers ‘Align’ at First Camp of Its Kind in Canmore

What do you get when you bring a couple dozen of Canada’s best up-and-coming and veteran skiers together to train? National-team head coach Justin Wadsworth explains, and reflects on how the first-ever Alignment camp went.

Event Director Needed for 2016 Equinox Ski Challenge

Event Director Needed for 2016 Equinox Ski Challenge

The Equinox Ski Challenge in West Yellowstone, Mont., is seeking an event director for its 2016 nordic event.

USSA Names Lazzaroni New Nordic Domestic Program Director

USSA Names Lazzaroni New Nordic Domestic Program Director

On Thursday, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced it named Robert Lazzaroni, a former Rossignol nordic division manager who most recently managed the Utah Olympic Park nordic programs, as its new nordic domestic program director.