National Team Members Share their Best Summer Fun
PSIA-AASI National Team members are spending quality time outdoors this summer, and challenging themselves to learn new skills and sports.
“I like mountain biking, hiking, and paddle boarding, but this summer I’ve picked up a couple new activities,” said AASI Snowboard Team member Lyndsey Stevens. “In the spring, I learned more about golf. One day, I found myself chatting with my friend Derek, who is a snowboard instructor at Beaver Creek, who said, ‘I’m just learning how to golf too, it’s kind of like throwing a front side 360 on a snowboard.’”
“A week later I had my first lesson from my friend Richelle, another Beaver Creek snowboard instructor, ”said Lindsey. “And I could not believe how helpful Derek’s analogy was.”
Lyndsey’s also tried wake-surfing, and said, “Carving water is a little strange but feels somewhat familiar. It’s great to try new things. As coaches, the more things we experience, the better we are at using teaching for transfer.”
PSIA Alpine Team member Brenna Kelleher spends her summers kayaking, riding bikes and horses, and selling real estate. Last summer, she treated herself to a new bike. This summer, she got Jolene, a new horse.
She said that while summer fires forced her to spend more time indoors and at the gym, she is staying positive and looking forward to spending more time with members this fall.