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 … Continue reading Welcome

Dub 10’s Part 2

Here is where the tramp work is done.  A tramp is the best tool but you may be able to do some of this off of a diving board or other means of getting in the air. These exercises are part of the process to learning backside double 10s. It is important to be proficient … Continue reading Dub 10’s Part 2

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 … Continue reading Snowboard Summer Training Grabs

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 … Continue reading Dub 10s part 3

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 … Continue reading Back Dub 10s part 1

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 … Continue reading Parenting Young Elite Athletes

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 … Continue reading Summer Snowboard and Ski workout