Goal Setting with Kevin Jordan

Instructors and athletes at the top of their craft know there’s always room for professional development. They’re also adept at formulating a strategy to successfully reach their goals. This series of stories focuses on how team members set goals and build plans to achieve their goals.

Get insight and find takeaways for your own training approach from PSIA Alpine Team member Kevin Jordan.

Kevin’s Goals for the Season

Goals: I’m experimenting with giving students a variety of drills and encouraging them to envision their own training plan. I then ask them to share what they’re working on with the group. This does two things: 1) It helps me empower my students to own their learning; 2) It gives me the opportunity to check for understanding.

My Goal Plan: I’m targeting my questions by asking my students what they need and if they understand the what, why, and how of the drill or task I’m asking them to do or perform.

Resources to Use: Look for opportunities to involve yourself in training or lead clinics. Every ski lesson, clinic, or training is an opportunity to learn.

How You can Use this Plan: Every lesson is an opportunity to learn. You have to start somewhere. But understand you may change, alter, or even throw your plan out the window. Be adaptable. You never know how the conditions or class dynamics can change and you need to be ready to adapt to anything.

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