Background Summary / Bio
Tom is currently the Athletic Director and Alpine Program Director at the Waterville Valley Snowsports Academy in New Hampshire. WVA uses the Burdenko Method extensively in it’s training of young athletes. Tom also teaches Undergraduate and Graduate courses in the BurdenkoMehtod at Plymouth State University.
Tom has two degrees from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has a B.Sc. in Physical Education and a M.Ed. in Exercise Physiology. Tom is a member of the McGill Athletic Hall of Fame. Tom is most proud of his Masters’ Certification in the Burdenko Method.
As an athlete Tom was a professional in two sports. As a coach, Tom has over 40 years of experience and has coached at three Olympics Games.
Tom has practiced the Burdenko Method for twenty-two years.
“The Burdenko Method has been a God sent for me and my family. It has saved me from cancer, it has kept me young and it has helped heal my wife’s back problems. I do not dare to think where I would be without the Burdenko Method both personally and professionally. I truly love using this Method to help people get healthy and to help them to perform better.”
I have been consistently working out with Tom Barbeau and the Burdenko Method for over four years. Previously I ran, biked and swam in preparation for triathlons, soccer and skiing. With Burdenko we work on strength, coordination, speed, endurance, balance and flexibility. Within several months my athleticism started to impact all my activities and sports. Several things come to mind regarding the high level of success I have experienced in ski racing - confidence and freedom from injury. From the starting gate to the finish line, the Burdenko training allows me to push my body and all physical limits with incredible results and consistency. If I get in a situation that would have caused me to ski out of a course, I now have the ability to correct without interruption and get back on a great line and a good result. I look forward to continuing my workouts with the Burdenko Method and see no limit in how far I can go.
Waterville Valley Academy student athlete
2013 U14 CanAm Slalom Champion and Taschereau Cup Winner
2014 U16 US National Champion (1999 YOB)
Tom Barbeau has brought the Burdenko Method to the Waterville Valley Ski Academy. This innovative form of training has made our school unique and one of the best snowsport schools in the nation. The Method is both safe and effective. It has help our athletes perform to their potential.
Executive Director and CEO
Waterville Valley Ski Educational Foundation