Shred Excel Athlete Roster: Ayumu Hirano, Eiju Hirano, Jake Pates, Toby Miller, Nate Johnston, Holly Crawford, Matthew Cox, Derek Livingston, Calynn Irwin, Alex Duckworth, Katie Tsuyuki, Mercedes Nicoll, Brad Martin, Ariel Ho Kjaer, Torah Bright and Scotty James.
HALFPIPE & SLOPE STYLE HEAD COACH
Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, CO, 2011-2014
Mt. Bachelor Snowboard Camp Oregon, June 1 – June 21st 2012-2013
* Olympic Medal Best US Snowboard Halfpipe Coach, Team USA
Sochi, Russia, 2014
* USSA Snowboarding Domestic Coach of the Year Award, 2014
*USSA Level 100 Judging Certificate, 2012
*Winter X-GAMES Judge, modalities: Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Big Air, Street
Aspen CO: 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013
*Red Bull Double Pipe Judge, Aspen CO: 2014
Camp Woodward, Pennsylvania
PRO RIDER HALFPIPE
Member of US Snowboard Team
Camp of Champions Whistler, Canada
A little bit about my style of coaching: I like seeing any rider reach their full potential, I feel the best way they do this is through positive encouragement. I like using a few words when giving advices, the more you try to tell someone the more they forget the first thing that is said, the more someone thinks when riding the harder it is. Ultimately you want to picture yourself doing it and know the body movement and if you commit its going to be landed.
Practice is definitely the best, you sink it into your head and muscle memory. When you watch the best riders it looks effortless and thats because it is, lots and lots of practice. I am going to push people as hard as they want to be pushed and also step back and let them work at their own pace, finding the balance so that their is always a progression.
There is great joy in loving what your doing, I do my best to apply that to every aspect in this life.