Marc was given a gift voucher for his one to one session and wanted to focus on cornering and judging distance when jumping. I adjusted his set up during the skills check and also changed his footwork and positioning. All that was left was to apply the mental skills.
Andrew made the trip to me after countless recommendations from fellow islanders I have coached. Looking and Positioning were the words of the day for Andrew as I set about correcting his skill set. We then applied his new skills sets to jumps, drops, corners and steeps ,among other things.
Well, what a couple of days it’s been. The boys arrived feeling the effects of yesterday’s mountain bike skills coaching session but I built them back up gradually before pushing their mental skills into use again. It’s hard for me to describe the session but bigger drops, woodwork, riding over obstacles that would have been impossible for them previously were all included. I’ll let the videos and pics tell the rest
I coached Greg and Simon in December and they wanted to return for a double session and today was part one. They wanted to cement the teaching from the previous session and push further in the riding too. I needed to get them to separate their skills sets physically to allow them more control when jumping and we worked hard on that. I also worked on their mental skills and they applied these to decide what to ride or not. Watching them smile as they sailed over gap jumps for the first time was awesome. I can’t wait to see what part two brings.
Kai Was recommended coming to me for a session two years ago in a bar in Morzine. Today was the day and I began with isolating the physical skills and showing him why I needed to adjust his set up too. I worked on his foot placement and body positioning in all areas before I could get inside his head and rewire his mental game. Boom! what a session it was as I built the session up gradually from simple drops to tables to gaps and cornering before working on line choice and linking multiple sections and gaps on a trail.