To coach, is to educate and provide opportunities for personal growth and development. The ATC coaching team is very good and includes no less than four Olympians as well as a host of National team ski racers. ATC coaches work very hard to provide ATC athletes with the right technique, tactical tools and confidence to be the best they can be. Most importantly they make it fun!
Sean was an Olympian in 1992 (21st place finish). He won three back to back British Slalom titles as well as an Overall title and was ranked in the top 100 in the world. Forced to hang up his racing boots due to an injury sustained in Downhill at the ripe old age of 22, Sean started coaching and has been a key figure in the Alpine world ever since.
Ali has skied for Scotland and Great Britain. He has Coached for the Austrian Ski Academy, grew up living and breathing skiing and coaching at Hillend, grandson of Austrian World Cup skier Hans Kuwall. Ali's enthusiasm and love of skiing is infectious. Ali works wonders and improves performance with everyone from the wee minis to the FIS groups.
Having competed at the Olympics and on the World Cup Downhill circuit, Andy knows exactly what it takes to reach that level. Andy has coached the British Children's Teams. Coaching the very best talent Britain has produced in recent years. Andy also works as a BASI Trainer and examiner. He is a Level 3 coach, and more importantly, he's a superdad of 3 racing rippers!
Grew up ski racing in Poland, coached in New Zealand and the USA for 6 years, coached with BSA for 2 years, and she has her USSA Level 2 Coach. Natalia is a much loved ATC coach with both kids and adults, having been on our Summer and Autumn Hintertux and Hamburg camps, as well as coaching the ATC Army training camps. We are all thrilled Natalia will be working with us more this winter.
Skiied for Scotland, and now in training to coach for Scotland! Dave has been coaching with GPS, Gordon Skiiers, and with ATC for the last 3 years on the New Year Camps in Italy and Les Houches, and at the British Champs. Dave is as solid as they come, and we just have to figure out how to get him coaching with us more often!
An Olympian, World Cup Skier, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine and Traumatology expert, and he is also UKCP Coaching Level 2. Mark has joined us on all our camps, and he heads up the coaching connection with the Scottish Ski Club on the weekends throughout the winter. With 3 of his own children also racing, we are fortunate he can squeeze ATC in too!
Iain is currently on the British Ski Team and coaches with ATC when time allows from his rigorous racing schedule. Iain is National level 2 coach certified and has already coached at several of our ATC camps over the past three years. Needless to say, the kids look up to him and enjoy his action packed coaching style which is usually very entertaining as well as being full of hard work. Iain finds a balance of coaching and training during the summer months so you can expect to see him on the ATC camps from May to October.
As an ex racer (British U16 Ski Team) and qualified coach, Hope is fresh out of the competitive side of the sport and keen to contribute to the next generation as a coach. Hope delivers our ATC Scottish Schools Racing programme and regularly coaches the increasingly popular Braehead sessions on Tuesday nights. Hope is currently undertaking a BSC Honours in Sport and Fitness and is a certified personal trainer.
Adam (Scottish Team 2010) is an experienced coach with his level 2 coaching qualification and instructor. He has worked for Kandahar Ski Club and Scottish Ski Club and Tillicoultry dry slope. Adam manages ATC's Scottish Schools Racing Programme, coaches the Braehead sessions, and helps to coach the Team ATC programme on the abroad camps. He also works part time at AB Sports fitting boots, so definitely go see him if you need work done.
Meghan grew up ski racing on the very competitive East coast USA race circuit, she then switched to coaching (lucky for us!) to continue being involved with the ski racing world and coached with Gould Academy in Maine. Now, she is going to Aberdeen University and last season she coached our weekend program in Scotland, and our Spring Hintetux camp - one of our best camps yet! Her combination of technical knowledge, her angles, and personable pastoral care, make her the new ski camp favourite!
Murray is a European qualified BASI L4 Instructor and certified coach. Murray is a fantastic teacher and coach who can make progress with anyone at any level while having a great time doing it. Much of his ATC time is spent coaching the British Army (Royal Engineers Winter Sports) ski programme.
Based in Val D'Isere Murray runs a ski school during the winter and works at Hillend in Edinburgh when he is not coaching for ATC.
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