NewsA.I.M. – a New and Different Improvement Opportunity for Masters Skiers

FasterSkier FasterSkierSeptember 21, 2006

“AIM” Master XC Ski Retreat
Dec 7-10, 2006
Tamarack Resort, Idaho
There may be no shortcuts to training but there are to learning!

A.I.M. – or the Athletic Imaging Method came to life as a new state-of-the-art improvement tool for master skiers. Technique, balance, rhythm, force application and power are captured through professional videography and computer imaging with Dartfish software and analyzed by leading experts in master’s cross-country skiing. Jim Fredericks and Jon Engen are introducing this improvement opportunity to the public with a 4 day Retreat at Idaho's Tamarack Resort in early December.



Athletic Imagery Method




Where Is Tamarack Resort?

Tamarack resort is one of Idaho’s finest full service, year round resorts. Along with some of the finest dining and lodging available in Idaho, Tamarack Resort boosts 30km of both skating and classic tracks including 5km of snowmaking to ensure competition quality terrain. The resort is located about 100 miles north of Boise, Idaho. For more details on Tamarack Resort, visit: www.tamarackidaho.com

What Is Included?
• Four days of AIM Training
o Multiple video sessions
o Computer enhanced imaging — overlaying, stromotion, multi-viewing
o Expert technique and motion analysis
o Individualized coaching for direct improvement
• Lodging: Four (4) nights lodging at Tamarack Resort starting Wed eve. Participants will be lodged at the Tamarack Resort and will have the option of a hotel room with double/dual occupancy or a townhouse to be shared with other retreat participants at skier’s request.
• Meals: Four (4) days of meals at Tamarack Resort – starting w/dinner Wed night. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
• Resort and trail fees
• Personal DVD/ Video of your AIM Training experience
• AIM Winter Training Jacket by VOMax and Toko wax apron
• Nightly presentations and gatherings including a hands-on wax seminar, Ski Across Finland presentation, and much more.
• Wholesale plus 10% discount on Rossignol Race Equipment through Tamarack Resort (one time special order to be placed during the retreat for participants only)
Retreat Price: $1,495.00

Jim Fredericks, Underhill Center, VT

• 33 years of experience coaching Nordic skiing at junior, collegiate, and national levels
• Rossignol Nordic Ski Director 1986-2009 Technical assistant and coaching for over 40 National Champions and Olympic Team members, numerous National Jr. and Master Champions, along with four world Jr.Champions. Worked directly with World and Olympic Champions. Started Team Rossignol and provided technical assistance and coaching for many of the U.S. top marathon ski racers.
• The Green Mtn. Valley School 1981-85: Started the first Nordic ski program at GMVS, coached over 20 junior Olympic Team racers, two National Jr. Champions, placed many athletes in the top five at JO’s. Also coached GMVS cycling team to winning New England Prep School Championships. Coached GMVS to winning many state titles in cross country running. Provided summer training programs for many USST athletes.
• Craftsbury Nordic Ski Center 1978-80: Started Craftsbury Nordic Ski Center in 1978. Coached national junior and senior champions, hosted numerous junior and master training camps, and directed many collegiate and national caliber events
• U.S Ski Team Associate Coach 1982-85
• Junior Olympic Coach 1979-86
• Head Nordic Ski Coach, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 1978-1979
• Director of Competitive Skiing and Head Nordic Coach & Physical Education Instructor, Johnson State College (Johnson, VT) 1973-1977, six EISA Div 2 Champions, two All Americans in NCAA Div 1
• Extensive experience providing wax and technical service for junior, collegiate, and national caliber racers at major ski races across North America and Europe, including 3 Olympics and World Championships
• Competitive experience includes: U.S. and Canadian Masters XC National Champion, World XC Masters medalist, USST National Training Squad, National medalist in kayaking, and many won many New England races in nordic skiing, cross country running, kayaking and triathlons. Cycling:3rd place Mt Washington Hill Climb and 7th place in New England Road Racing Championships
• Videographer, SUNSET RIDGE PRODUCTIONS (Underhill Center, VT) 1987-Present
• U.S Ski Team Associate Coach, U.S. SKI TEAM (Park City, UT) 1982-1985
• Junior Olympic Coach, EASTERN SKI ASSOCIATION (Brattleboro, VT) 1979-1986
• Technical Ski Assistant, ELAN/MONARK SKI COMPANY (Burlington, VT) 1979-1980
• Technical Ski Assistant, EDSBYN SKI COMPANY (Minneapolis, MN) 1976-1978

Jon Engen, USA

• 3 x US Olympian, XC-Skiing & Biathlon
• 8 x World Masters Champion
• World Cup top 20 XC-Skiing & Biathlon
• World Cup, National & Pan. Am. Teams, XC & Biathlon
• Cross-Country Chairman US Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA), 2005 – Present
• Board of Directors, US Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA), 2001 — present.
• Founder ans ex-President, – Foundation for Active Sports Traning Sun Valley, ID. 200+ masters.
• Registered XC Ski Coach, Official and Competitor, USSA
• US Olympic Alumni Association
• ACE Certified Personal Trainer.
• Certified Ski Instructor, Level 3, Professional Ski Instructors of America.
• Coach & Program Facilitator, Masters Ski Programs, 50 Skiers, Bozeman, MT.
• Personal Coach, US Championship, Olympic Try-Outs, World & National Masters skiers. 1997 – present.
• Coach, US Ski Team, World University Games, Muju, South Korea, 1997.
• Coach, US Biathlon, European World Cup Tour, 1986.
• Physiological Testing & Research, Sports Equipment Development and Testing

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