Retired Dan Wakeham sets up coaching company
Sat 15 August 09
After announcing his retirement from competitive snowboarding at the end of last season, Dan hinted about his future projects.
Following his retirement at the end of last season, Dan Wakeham has announced he will be working with the British Freestyle Team Head Coach, Hamish McKnight.
Together, they have created One Snowboarding, freestyle snowboard camps held in Morzine, France. These camps are for invited freestyle riders who want to push their snowboarding to the very highest levels and those public who are ready to “open your eyes and mind to the world of freestyle snowboarding”. Contributors include X-Games gold medalist Jenny Jones and double olympian Lesley McKenna along with sponsorship from Grenade, TSA and Bawbags.
On these all-inclusive one week camps, you’ll be picked up from Geneva airport and taken to your luxurious accommodation provided by More Mountain Chalets. When not freeriding or relaxing, small group numbers ensure that clients will get Dans undivided attention while he coaches you through a unique programme written by Hamish.
For those of you accomplished enough to receive an invite to one of their GB Freestyle Development Camps, these are strictly invite only, available to riders that have been identified as the UKs “most talented freestyle snowboarders, athletes will train in Halfpipe, Big Air and Slopestyle with a view to attain a place on the future British Freestyle Snowboard Team”. The week will include extensive use of video analysis, mental rehearsal techniques, goal setting, and biomechanics.
Look out for our free taster sessions and get scouted at TSA’s Big Bang and other events around the UK.
Check out www.onesnowboarding.co.uk for full details
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Wed 19 August 09, Cardrona, New Zealand
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Thu 20 August 09, Sugar Bowl, USA
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Thu 20 August 09, Lake Louise, Canada
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Fri 21 August 09, Cardrona, New Zealand
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