This is a follow up post to the one titled: “Drills Drills Drills ” featuring American World Cup alpine ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin.
It was just a month ago that the blog on Shiffrin demonstrating the priority that top athletes place on drills was posted; and posted as if known in advance that there would be this interview by Katie Couric with Mikaela Shiffrin and her mom/coach during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: an interview that would turn to the role drills had in the development of Shiffrin. This interview comes with Shiffrin having already won a gold in the Giant Slalom (GS) alpine ski event in Pyeongchang.
Not sold on training technique via drills, drills, and more drills? Listen to the reigning Overall World Cup champion share her attitude on the role of drills, and then listen to what she shares was the attitude of all those who aren’t at the Olympics… who aren’t the reigning Overall World Cup champion… who didn’t become the youngest slalom champion in Olympic alpine skiing history.
If Olympian after Olympian, World Champ after World Champ (and not one timers, but consistent peak performers) are training drills, drills, and more drills, yet your and/or your coach’s philosophy on training is devoid of drills… then you can guess why you are not moving towards achieving your fullest potential.
Change how you train, and you will change your results.
Click Here to link to the blog titled: “Drills Drills Drills ” for the Youtube videos showing how Shiffrin trains on the ski hill, in the gym and everywhere else that she finds herself developing skills, technique, and the capacity to continue as World Champion.