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Cascade Winter Sports Club

COACHING PHILOSOPHY

CWSC is managed by a professional coaching body committed to operating within the framework of the Club’s Mission and Vision statement.  We offer coaching in all aspects of ski racing and CWSC is a vehicle for athletes to compete in local, regional and international competition.  Our coaching philosophy is centered around Olympic level coaching for all athletes.  Each athlete at every level deserves to have the best coaching possible to expand their potential and present new opportunities.

Coaches provide the leadership to develop future leaders.  Our coaches utilize a multidimensional approach to support each athlete.  While the development of physical skills and proper technique are at the center of our training program we:

  • Encourage each athlete to make sound, independent decisions
  • Enhance their communication and social skills
  • Encourage moral reasoning and the assumption of responsibility for their actions
  • Support goal setting and proper planning
  • Help athletes recognize the many different kinds of measurable achievement

We are committed to creating and purposefully providing experiences in ski racing that build a deep and firm developmental foundation for supporting the further success and happiness of our athletes.  Each athlete's success should not be measured by the weight of their medals but by the pride and fulfillment of each individual's goals and the process of achievement.  Understanding this process is one of the most important lessons of every athlete's education.