Lexie Drechsel

U12 Head Coach

Lexie grew up skiing at Titcomb Mountain (300 vertical feet) in Farmington, Maine. Upon discovering her love for ski racing in the local Buddy Werner program, she began traveling to the bigger mountains of Maine (Saddleback & Sugarloaf) for some actual vertical. Lexie spent her summers training at Mt. Hood and a season in Sandpoint, Idaho skiing and competing throughout the west before attending Whitman College. After receiving her B.A. in Economics, Lexie moved to Jackson Hole and coached for a season prior to attending PT school at the University of Washington. In addition to pursuing her passion for movement and anatomy in PT school, she was also an avid weekend warrior and coached for the Stevens Pass Alpine Club (SPAC). This is Lexie’s 8th season ski coaching and she hopes to instill a lifelong love for the sport of skiing in all her athletes. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, biking, rock climbing, yoga, and spending time outdoors. 

Sport Specific Background, Experience, and Roles:

· Alpine ski coach: JHSC 2016-present, SPAC 2014-2016, JHSC 2012-2013
· Racing experience: NCAA x1yr, USCSA x3yr, FIS/USSA athlete
· Off-snow profession: PT & owner of Mountain Physio & Wellness

Education, Professional Degrees, and Certifications:

USSA 200
RYT-200
AIARE Level II
Sports First Aid
BLS for Health Care Providers

Coaching Philosophy:

I coach to instill a lifelong love for the sport of skiing in all of my athletes. I strive to motivate others to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Appreciating the process and finding balance is paramount to success, which for U12 athletes, means working hard on the FUNdamentals. I coach to give back to a sport that played such an important role in my development, helping to foster the next generation of champions in sport and life.

Discipline: 
Alpine
Position: 
Head Coach