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Miami, Florida Slalom Retreat February 2011

Following the success of the 2009, 2010 Miami Slalom Retreats, which followed the Great EsSkate events, Naomi will once again be returning to Miami again for the Great EsSkate, and another SkateFreestyle Slalom Retreat in 2011.

The retreat will once again be taking place the week following the annual Great EsSkate event in Miami (retreat will be 7-11 February), which attracts skaters from all over the USA, and further a field. The idea behind this ‘pre-season’ week is to give up to 8 skaters the opportunity to kick start the 2011 season by making significant improvements in their slalom before the beginning of the season, during a highly focussed week… whilst at the same time enjoying a warmer climate and with any luck, a beach vacation!  

Further to the schedule shown below, the week includes individual 1on1 video review and progress discussions with participants.

Dates: 7-11 February 2011, including one rest day.

Costs: $400. Accomodation is not included and is approximatedly $40/night, staying together in an apartment rented from the Miami Beach Hostel, breakfast included.

Welcome session & consultations:

  • Everyone sits down together with a TV/Computer screen.
  • Individual history & level discussed, any competition or practice footage is analysed, and individual style and technical goals are decided.

Style Sessions:

  • Style goals are worked on, different focus each day.
  • Usually basic moves are used for adjustments in style, since it is easiest to make adjustments at this level, and the improvements transfer to more technical slalom.
  • Allows a relaxing start to the day

Skill Sessions:

  • New moves are learned.
  • One new move per person per day. More than this creates fatigue, and bad quality of learning.
  • The move is worked on and integrated with other moves.

Off Skates:

  • Review of any video taken of each rider’s improvement, to identify improvement, and further improvement to be made.
  • Style theory on how to achieve good posture/form, fluidity, smoothness, power.
  • Equipment questions answered and discussed.
  • Practice techniques for maximum progress.
  • Competition formats & judging.
  • How to put a combo together.

Combo & Practice:

  • The most relaxed session
  • Practice, combo making & fun.
  • Can include various slalom games for fun & improvement of slalom.
  • Final day, can include Mini Competition.

Typical Programme:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday(rest day)

Thursday

Friday

9.00 – 10.30

Style Session

Style Session

 

Style Session

Style Session

10.30 – 11.00

Break

Break

 

Break

Break

11.00 – 12.30

Skill Session

Skill Session

 

Skill Session

Skill Session

12.30 – 2.00

Lunch

Lunch

 

Lunch

Lunch

2.00 – 3.30

Off Skates

Off Skates

 

Off Skates

Off Skates

3.30 – 5.00

Combo & Practice

Combo & Practice

Combo & Practice

Combo & Practice

Evening

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner