Welcome

Welcome to coachmattyv.com.  This is a blog for coaches of all kinds, though we mainly focus on action sports.  If you browse around the different categories in the menu you will find info on child development, how to build more skills on your snowboard and mountain bike, what is the best snowboard and mountain bike [...]

Snowboard Summer Training Grabs

grabs work on your grabs in your living room, garage, bedroom, or backyard.  Learn the movement patterns for all grabs with this video and list of exercises.  Here is the list of exercises to help improve your grabs this off season. -Nose taps -tail taps -cannon ball tuck -Frontside shifty -backside shifty -any combination of [...]

Dub 10s part 3

putting it together These are some of the steps that we use at Team Summit Snowboarding to help kids learn doubles after they have completed all the exercises on the tramp. Approach and Take off set a cork 5 in the small pit set a cork 7 in the big pit Trick and landing wild [...]

Back Dub 10s part 1

dub 10 intro video Just because winter is over doesn't mean we can't keep working on new tricks.  Some of us are fortunate enough to head to Mt. Hood or the Southern hemisphere to keep progressing on snow, but we can all keep perfecting our game even if we are not able to get on [...]

Parenting Young Elite Athletes

Rad Kids Every year another crop of future U.S. team members join us in the Team Summit Snowboard Program.  Some of the kids show up expecting to play and have fun in the snow, some show up motivated to ride and learn tricks that they saw Scotty Stevens do on youtube, and some are not [...]

Summer Snowboard and Ski workout

The winter season is wrapping up and it is time to start preparing for next year.  If you believe that you "get out what you put in" on the snow then start "putting in" this summer with some work outs.  Getting strong and fast improves performance and decreases injury, allowing you to try newer harder [...]

Trek Slash vs. a downhill bike

It had been about 15 years since I had gotten a new Mountain Bike.  I had purchased a series of cheap beat up downhill bikes.  I loved them and beat them up more.  It was time for me to get into this new age of bike tech.  Downhilling, hitting big burm turns, and finding rocks [...]