At Podium of Life we accommodate all levels and motivations of skiers. We help each athlete meet their own skiing Podium, whether it be winning a national championship or a skiing a difficult run for the first time.
Research has shown it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become elite. Podium of Life offers focused, detailed, periodized training to accelerate skiing development.
Podium of Life Has the Secret to Success
The secret to success is actually not a secret at all. High achievers, whether they are athletes, musician, artists, or scholars all have one thing in common: hours and hours of deliberate practice. In fact, Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers, claims it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become an expert in any field.
What is deliberate practice? It is practicing and training with a purpose. At the Podium of Life Ski Academy, the instructors already have this figured out. Skiers are NOT on their way to becoming an expert by randomly skiing down moguls, over jumps or around gates. POL instructors understand this and every training session is structured with purpose. Instead of sending skiers out on the mountain in big groups, POL has a very small skier/instructor ratio. For deliberate practice to occur, mistakes must be identified, addressed and corrected. Small class size allows the instructor to pay attention to the details for EVERY skier.
What is the 10,000 hour rule? It is simply putting in the time. POL students are on snow up to 12 hours a week more than the average skier! POL of life skiers are investing an extra 48 hours every month toward the 10,000 hour rule! Wow! Combine this extra time on snow with deliberate practice and Podium of Life has the Secret to Success!