Bode Miller is launching an online winter sports academy and eventually, hopefully, a physical location in Big Sky, Montana where he and his family reside during the winter. Miller is a world-class Olympic alpine ski racer who won six gold medals among many other World Cup and World Championship titles.
Miller is partnering with the Institute for Civil Leadership Academy to launch an online winter sports academy. The program will be designed for ski racers, snowboarders, cross country skiers, and any outdoor sports enthusiasts in grades 7-12. Miller will communicate with students, create video content, design workouts, and help local coaches to instruct their athletes.
This academy has been in the works for a year and a half, but Miller recently pushed to speed development up. He will take what he has learned from watching his kids learn online during the coronavirus pandemic to improve his online platform. Miller already has an interest in his academy and right now the cost will be about $13,000.
The model for the online class will be as follows: one required online class per day, then students can fit the rest of the class-load around their chosen sport. Each class will be tailored to the student’s personal interests. For example, a student who has chosen skiing as their sport may learn about the physics behind turning.