NewsTake “AIM”! Maximize Your XC Skiing Experience

FasterSkier FasterSkierOctober 21, 2006

It is not very often that you see big changes in a relatively small sport such as cross country skiing. However, with the help of two well known master skiers, a new opportunity will be offered to the public to enhance the enjoyment of the sport.

Jim Fredericks, coach, racer, and former Nordic race director for Rossignol Ski Company examined a coaching technique that has been relatively ignored by the Nordic environment. Coming from a background in video production, Fredericks incorporated a computer analyzation program that is currently being used by many of the world’s top athletes in various sports. Teaming up with Jon Engen, 3 time Olympian and 8 time world master champion, the two have developed a teaching method called AIM (an acronym for Athletic Imagery Method).




Stromation can be helpful in examining body positions throughout phases of technique as the subject is broken down into multiple images on a single video screen. With the use of measurement and other graphic tools, the athlete will easily see where corrections can be made. With this valuable computer feedback, AIM coaches will analyze Dartfish footage and make recommendation for technical corrections and the use of specific drills to rectify problems.


Jon.Engen@olympian.org or call 208-726-5884

Registration deadline is 11/20/06 or first 30 applicants.

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