Upcoming Race Club Events – Starting This Weekend…

November 8, 2017

Jim Taylor Photo

REMINDER! Come and meet Dr. Taylor this Saturday November 11th.

Dr. Taylor’s been a consultant for the United States and Japanese Ski Teams, the United States Tennis Association, and USA Triathlon, and has worked with professional and world-class athletes in tennis, skiing, cycling, triathlon, track and field, swimming, football, golf, baseball, car racing, among others. He has been invited to lecture by the Olympic Committees of Spain, France, Poland, and the U.S., and has consulted with the Athletic Departments at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Taylor speaks regularly to elementary and secondary schools, parent and education associations, and youth-sports programs around the country and we’re thrilled he’s accepted our invitation to speak to our Race Club.

Dr. Taylor received his Bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and earned his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Colorado. He is a former associate professor in the School of Psychology at Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale and a former clinical associate professor in the Sport & Performance Psychology graduate program at the University of Denver. He is currently an adjunct faculty at the University of San Francisco.

Dr. Taylor is the author of 15 books including Positive Pushing: How to Raise a Successful and Happy Child (Hyperion, 2003), the four-book Prime Sport book series (iUniverse, 2002), Your Children are Listening: Nine Messages They Need to Hear From You (The Experiment Publishing, 2011), The Triathlete’s Guide to Mental Training (VeloPress, 2005), Dance Psychology for Artistic and Performance Excellence (Human Kinetics, 2016), Raising Generation Tech: Prepare Your Children for a Media-fueled World (Sourcebooks, 2013), Your Children are Under Attack: How Popular Culture is Destroying Your Kids’ Values, and How You Can Protect Them (Sourcebooks, 2005), and I Couldn’t Disagree More: Insight, Inspiration and Irreverence from an Idea Guy (2014).

Saturday, November 11th Schedule

On November 11th, Dr. Jim Taylor will be at Butternut to work with our parents, coaches and athletes in a series of workshops to prepare us for success during race season. In addition, athletes will have a dryland session and workout.

Schedule for the day:

9:00-10:00 Train Your Mind like a Champion (Athletes, coaches, parents)
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:45 Positive Pushing: How to Raise a Successful Happy Child (Parents)
10:15-11:45 Obstacle Course time trials and Plyometrics (Athletes)
11:45-12:45 Lunch Break: Bring bagged lunches from home
12:45-1:45 Prime Ski Coaching + Q&A (Coaches, parents)
12:45-1:45 Circuit Training and Mountain Hike (Athletes)
1:45-2:00 Break
2:00-3:00 8 Attitudes That Make or Break Athletes (Athletes, coaches, parents)

Please note: Bring your own lunch as food will not be available. Please send athletes dressed for the weather. Rain or shine. There is no extra fee for this event.


Mark your calendars for December 2nd when we will our FINAL pre-season even sponsored by Ski Butternut and the Butternut Race Club.

Jay Ogle Photo For our last pre-season event, Jay Ogle from Stratton Mountain School’s High Performance Center will visit Butternut to educate parents, coaches and athletes on Functional Movement Screening and how weekend program racers can maximize their results by training smart on and off the snow.  Jay grew up skiing at Bousquet before transferring to Stratton Mountain School after which he raced for the University of New Hampshire.  He has returned to SMS to head their High-Performance Center, one of only 7 in the US sanctioned by US Ski & Snowboard.  It is a data-driven facility and their measurements contribute to the body of snow-sports sports science!  Jay will work with athletes, coaches and parents.

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