Brittany Nagel is a member of the Crystallettes Senior team, and was chosen to attend the Synchro Elite Camp this weekend at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
We had a meeting with Barbara about the do’s and don’ts of the media. We watched a press conference of Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold and analyzed what they did different and how they communicate with each other and to the media after competitions. After the meeting we split off into our separate groups (I’m in gold – top four senior teams) for team building and (for gold team) our on ice pairs training. We learned exercises for death spirals and dance lifts and to synchronize our spins. After Pairs training we had a nutrition class with Connie and we learned how to distribute our meals and what to comprise them of. It was a very informational class and provided for a nice set up for today’s one on one nutrition classes. This morning we had team building, a foundations of athleticism class, and a class with Jason Brown’s coach on “taking the next step.” It was a very inspirational and motivational class about how dedication sets us apart from the rest of our peers back home. She emphasized that to be a true athlete makes us extraordinary in our life skills and accomplishments. She also provided us an activity that would represent the difficult decisions coaches make to help us appreciate the process. The rest of the day starts back up again in 20 minutes! – Brittany