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Snowboard Event Descriptions

Snowboard – xx-SPDS – Snowboard PDS

This PDS if for all snowboard instructors pursuing certification or seeking a technical update.  Topics may include:

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  • Beyond the Beginner: Teaching Intermediates
  • Freestyle concepts and instruction techniques
  • AASI Snowboard Manual & Video review; exam preparation study lesson
  • Movement Analysis…why is it important? How do you use it?  How is video analysis useful?
  • Review static exercises and how they can apply to various activities.  What is the link between the fundamental movements and the fact that we use those to invoke the performance concepts…
  • National Snowboard Standards…What has changed?  How to get the most out of this fun document.
  • What is your stance…is it keeping you upright?
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Snowboard – SS 362 – Snowboarding Is Fun! (and I need an ed credit)

(Open to Non-Members)

What: continuing education credit to shred with an ed staff member and have fun! There is only one rule: snowboard. This clinic is completely participant driven.  

Why: This course can be a one or two day program. The course will focus on fun and individual & group goals.

How: This program will cover snowboarding for fun on Day 1 and will cover fun snowboarding on Day 2.

 

Snowboard – SB 100 – Special Riding/Teaching Development

(Open to Non-Members)

What: continuing education to work on specific tasks or goals tailored by the Tech team leader.

Why: This course can be a one or two day development process. The course can focus on individual and group goals for the weekend.

How: This program will cover teaching and professional knowledge regarding snowboarding on Day 1 and will cover riding on Day 2

Snowboard – SB 200 – Bump Clinic

What: Come ride the bumps in the spring! Warm weather…soft bumps!

Why: This is open to any level of rider. Sign up for the one day event or combine it with the “Carve Clink”on the second day of this special weekend! It’s a great time!

How: One day event focused on fun…and some specific tasks to help improve everyone’s riding in the bumps.

Snowboard – SB 300 – Carve Clinic

What: Have you ever seen a snowboarder carving leaving a single deep trench in the snow? Yes! Bring your carving board or whatever you like to ride for carving!

Why: This is open to any level of snowboarder. One day event or combine it with the bump clinic on the same weekend.

How: Layout some deep carves in the snow by practicing and learning skills that will make you smile as well as leaving a trail of deep smiles on the hill!

Snowboard – SB 400 – boarderX

What:  Learn the ins and outs of boarderX – a sibling to motocross and BMX racing – made up mostly of all around free riding fanatics who love to ride and love to race.  The track has rollers to jump or pump, bermed turns with gates, table top jumps, step downs, step ups, and a hair raising spine set up directly across the fall-line, among other speed and line manipulating features.

Why:  Learn some keys on how to win…or lose, how to go fast and DBS (Don’t Be Scared), and how to take care of your board.

How:  Two-day clinic helping prepare or coach your way to the finish line.  Could be held in conjunction with a USASA race, with associated fees (not mandatory).

Snowboard – SB 361 – Snowboard Women’s Clinic

What: This event will give you the opportunity to work with some of the best nationally renowned women professionals right here in the Midwest!

Why: Discover how to use Movement Analysis and apply it to your teaching and riding. The experience and relationships developed with this event could last a lifetime.

How: This program consists of two days, on-snow, building your snowboarding skills and confidence.

Snowboard – SC 180 – Snowboard Level 1 Exam

*The Snowboard Level 1 E-Learning course must be completed prior to registering for the On-Snow portion of the exam. (If this step is not completed then the system will show an error message when registering)

What: The Snowboard Level 1 Exam is the first step in the certification process and gives the candidate an opportunity to have their riding, teaching and technical skills evaluated against AASI Level 1 National Standards.

Why: The Level I exam gives the candidate an opportunity to learn collaboratively with the AASI-C education staff as well as other candidates. The Level I exam is the beginning step in the certification process for instructors looking for professional certification.

How: This is a two-day clinic and exam. Day one is a clinic format to review AASI riding tasks and teaching concepts used to introduce new riders to the sport. Day two examines candidates on their ability to teach and ride various tasks used in an introductory snowboard lesson.

 See the Level 1 certification guide for more details about the certification pathway for Snowboard Level 1. 

 

 

Snowboard – SC 280 – Snowboard Level 2 Exam

What: The Snowboard Level 2 certification is the second step in the certification process and gives the candidate an opportunity to have their riding, teaching and professional knowledge evaluated to see where they line up with AASI Level 2 National Standards.

Why: This Level 2 certification gives the candidate an opportunity to learn collaboratively with the AASI-C education staff as well as other candidates. The Level 2 exam is the next step in the certification process for instructors who wish to expand their teaching careers.

How: This is a two-day certification with one examiner on Saturday and one examiner on Sunday. Candidates will be evaluated both days on their skills associated with teaching, riding and professional knowledge. See the Level 2 certification guide for more details. 

*All Written Exams are to be taken online at before registering for the on-snow portion of the exam. To take your written exam please click here.

 

Snowboard – SC 380 – Snowboard Level 3 Exam

What: The Snowboard Level 3 Exam is the third step in the certification process and gives the candidate an opportunity to have their riding, teaching and professional knowledge evaluated to see where they line up with AASI Level 2 National Standards.

Why: The Level 3 exam gives the candidate an opportunity to learn collaboratively with the PSIA C education staff as well as other candidates. The Level 3 exam is the beginning step in the exam process for instructors who wish to expand their teaching careers

How: This is a two-day exam with one examiner on Saturday and one examiner on Sunday. Candidates will be tested both days on their skills associated with teaching, riding and professional knowledge. See the Level 3 certification guide for more details.

*All Written Exams are to be taken online at before registering for the on-snow portion of the exam. To take your written exam please click here.

 

Snowboard – SP 202 – Level 2 Prep

What: This course will outline the level 2 certification process.

Why: This 2 day course is designed to help a member understand what to expect in the 2 day certification for level 2.

How: Participants will receive individualized feedback on their teaching, riding and professional knowledge as it compares to the AASI National Standards. Day 1 will focus on teaching and professional knowledge. Day 2 will focus primarily on riding.

Snowboard – SP 303 – Level 3 Prep

What: This course will outline the highest level of the certification process.

Why: This 2 day course is designed to help a member understand what to expect in the 2 day certification for level 3.

How: Participants will receive individualized feedback on their teaching, riding and professional knowledge as it compares to the AASI National Standards. Day 1 will focus on teaching and professional knowledge. Day 2 will focus primarily on riding

Snowboard – SS 365 – Spring Rally

What: Spring Rally in the Colorado Mountains Skiing or Boarding with other PSIA-AASI Central members conducted by Central Division Ed Staff.

Why: To end a really great season with fellow Central Division members.

How: Just sign-up and come and have a blast out west!

Snowboard – ST 123 – 123 Trainers College

What: Designed for the snowboard trainer or future trainer. Set up on the West side of Lake Michigan.

Why: Get everyone on the same page when training your home staff. Get tips and techniques for your own knowledge and share it with your Snow Sports school for training ideas.

How: The College is set up to be a 2 day event. The course will include;teaching scenarios,Riding improvement, Video Movement Analysis (time permitting), Staff Training feedback and advice.

The event is free if an education credit is not required or desired. If a member wants education credit there is a fee associated with the course.

Snowboard – ST 456 – 456 Trainers College

What: Designed for the snowboard trainer or future trainer. Set up on the East side of Lake Michigan.

Why: Get everyone on the same page when training your home staff. Get tips and techniques for your own knowledge and share it with your Snow Sports school for training ideas.

How: The College is set up to be a 2 day event. The course will include;teaching scenarios,Riding improvement, Video Movement Analysis (time permitting), Staff Training feedback and advice.

The event is free if an education credit is not required or desired. If a member wants education credit there is a fee associated with the cours

Snowboard – SV 300 – Video/Movement Analysis

What: See yourself on video…

Why: pick up tips, techniques and personal feedback on your riding skills. This course also focuses on Movement Analysis and how to make MA a very effective, useful tool!

How: Participants will develop their personal snowboarding skills and movement analysis skills through on hill and indoor video feedback. Participants will also receive a Flash Drive of their 2 days on snow! Numbers will be limited to one group, so sign up early.

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