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World Champion Marcel Hirscher Retires From Alpine Skiing

Marcel Hirscher Retires Here at Sprongo, we know a champion when we see one, and although Marcel Hirscher retires now, he’s every inch a champion. It’s not even the first time we’re talking about this skiing legend. Today, we’re going to look at his medal-littered career on the slopes as we say goodbye to one of skiing’s greats. Here’s to you, Marcel. Where did he come from? The son of a skiing instructor, Marcel started out on the slopes at just two-years-old. Right from the beginning, he was the best and went on to win several events in the Junior World Ski Championships. His specialties? Slalom and giant slalom. What else did he win? Would ‘everything’ cover it? Marcel Hirscher is one of the most prolific competitive skiing champions we can think of. He’s won: 3 Olympic medals (2 gold, 1 silver) 11 World Championship medals (7 gold and 4…

The 3 essential tools for Video Analysis

If you haven’t started video analysis for your team yet, it’s time to start now. Video analysis is a crucial part of training, giving athletes and coaches a platform to help improve their performance and development. To get the ball rolling, here’s a few essential tools you’ll need to start video analysis for your athletes.  1. A functional camera One of the main things you need to start capturing videos – a camera. This is the first step of video analysis. Whether you’d like to start off using your smartphone, or are wanting to invest in a high-quality camera, having a device that can record videos is essential. However, using a smartphone can often limit your ability to coach. The benefit of having an actual camera that can be fitted onto a tripod means that you can be both coach and videographer at the same time. 2. A stable tripod…

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