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Subaru Factory Team Fund Raising Trip to NZ

Wed, Jul  14, 2004

Hi Everyone,

We're working on getting this August's trip to New Zealand going and so I'm trying to get the word out once again.  This trip is a fundraiser for the US Ski Team and will include coaching by Trond Nystad (USST Head Coach), Pete Vordenberg (USST Assistant), and Nathan Schultz (Subaru Factory Team) as well as lectures and presentations by USST athletes and Chris Hall, USST wax technician.

Please spread the word, we need more people to make this a successful fundraiser for USST.

-Nathan Schultz
Subaru Factory Team Academies and Coaching
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August 9-22: New Zealand with the US Ski Team
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be immersed in top-level skiing in a truly incredible place.  We'll be on winter snow for not only 13 days of top-notch coaching from US Ski Team (USST) and Subaru Factory Team skiers, but also full immersion in the skiing life and race preparation of the US's top athletes.  Daily on-snow sessions will include extensive video analysis by SFT and USST athletes and coaches, and will be complemented by evening seminars on topics including training plans, technique, and waxing/ski prep.  The trip will end with USST and SFT staff prepping your skis and showing you how to prepare for a race at the Merino Muster, New Zealand's biggest marathon event.

The cost of the trip is $2099 and includes room & board, coaching, and ground transportation.  Airfare is not included.

*** We have several spots available for 1-week sessions for those that cannot commit to the full two-week camp.  The deadline for this trip is rapidly approaching.

September 11-12: Boulder, Colorado Weekend Dryland Academy
This two-day academy will provide detailed information on how to develop a training plan around a busy life, video analysis by some of the sport's best athletes as well as a great weekend of fun, informative training and drills. An optional addition to the Academy is physiology testing at the world-renowned Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. Cost is $299.

September 25-26: Aspen, Colorado Weekend Dryland Academy
This two-day academy will focus on technique development and lectures designed to help participants develop a training plan around a busy life, video analysis by some of the sport's best athletes as well as a great weekend of fun, informative training and drills. The aspen should be in full force and this is a great way to get in a fun, informative, beautiful fall weekend in Colorado.  Cost is $299.

November 25-28: Winter Park, Colorado Thanksgiving Camp
Mark your calendar for the third edition of this 3-day Thanksgiving Camp run by Denver University Coach Knut Nystad and Subaru Factory Team skier Nathan Schultz.  With top-level coaching and extensive video analysis, this camp emphasizes technique development in a fun, social setting with many lodging options right on the trails.  We have expanded our video capabilities this year to make analysis more efficient and, as usual, we'll have great coaches with small groups.

Coaching Programs
Subaru Factory Team athletes have a lot of experience reaching their potential while balancing jobs, family and a social life.  That is why they make great coaches and can help you maximize the benefits of your training while providing new insights into how to reach your potential.

We now offer three coaching packages based on a detailed training plan completely customized to your history, goals and schedule.  The first package is a 6- or 12-month training plan that creates a detailed roadmap for what you need to accomplish each week for strength, distance, intensity, and speed.  This is a great way for a motivated, knowledgeable athlete to gain insight and direction in their training while designing their own daily workouts to fit into the plan.  The athlete can contact their coach at their convenience for a limited number of follow-ups to monitor progress and adapt the plan to new developments.

Our "complete coaching" package begins with the same training plan, but adds completely customized daily workout planning based on your schedule and goals as well as intensive interaction with your Subaru Factory Team coach to ask questions and adjust your training as needed.  This is a great way to gain insight and maximize the efficiency of your training.

We've added an intermediate package that includes a detailed 12-month training plan plus three months of daily coaching.  This is an economical way to get a feel for exactly what you should be doing during different times of the year.  You can then use the ideas you've learned to develop your own daily workouts until the next period of training begins where you will once again receive intensive interaction with your coach to guide you through the training.

Subaru Factory Team athletes are available for private technique sessions and group clinics as well.

All proceeds from the Academy and Coaching Programs go directly to Subaru Factory Team athletes to help fund them pursue their skiing goals.

That's it for now.  Have a great summer and we hope to see you out there on the trails!