She is good no doubt but why?
Most will say she is talented and I disagree. You can train your daughter or son to do what she did. It will require this though.
Making it fun and enjoyable and her parents did a good thing when she was young and the ski team wanted her to compete her parents said no and continued to do what they thought was best, having fun and developing skills. They moved around a lot so she learned to adapt to different places and surfaces when skiing.
All that work however would all been in vain if she did succumb to the fear of her being nervous at age 17 in front of the second run in the world championships, but the rest is what we say is history now.
She found the zone and magic happen.
She is just showing the same thing I been saying a lot, to play tour level golf you need performance also to master your experience and be able to produce the zone at will under your control.
Her training was to apply her best each time. She said it best herself, you do it and then one day it just works.
Its why I like this girl so much, she is able to do what I teach.
Some would ask me what I do and I say well what that girl skiing is able to do is one way to look at what I do for golf.
Its not magic but a long time practice of skills, doing it at your best, improving with adaption, having fun and enjoying what you do and she absolutely love what she is doing as skiing make sense to her.
J-O Waldner had a similar approach to table tennis.
To constantly improve the efficiency in what you do
making it faster, simpler and more powerful.
I had a guy former national team volleyball guy in my workshop once, he had a stretch he did run a few times each week and he had his personal best on that distance so I told him what he could do applying what I taught and he did that run and he said it best, when I looked at my watch and saw where I was I COULDNT BELIEVE IT!
He beat his personal best by more than 2 minutes.
Magic or talent or skills or me knowing what to do?
So it affects physical performance that is easy to measure I know that so I applied this to golf and are about to find out what this will produce for golf this spring.
Golf is simple its about scoring. Its not about the distance hit once you hit it long enough then its all about accuracy and then its all about, consistency. Since no tour pro can do consistency I study how to create consistency so when I teach it, magic tends to happen.
Mikaela had good parents who did and do fun things with their kids and they still are doing that. Her best friend now his her mom. Great support such as that allows for some risk taking as the safety net is huge. Its having fun and enjoying what you do.
She said it herself,
its not a job or a hobby it’s the one thing that make sense to her, skiing.
The rest of the field competing with her, isn’t doing that.
She in some way are doing art in her field
That isn’t talent that is love
with some skill on top of that