Ages 5 to 16.
Beginner to advanced skiers/riders.
Daily December 26-30, 2020
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1 day – 4 hour group lesson 9:30 to 11:30am * Lunch * 12:30 to 2:30pm
A great start to a great season! Dust off rusty skiing and riding skills and have some fun. The Season Starter is the perfect way to prepare for any of the multi-week programs.
*Lunch is not included and there is no supervision during the lunch break.
Call (902) 798 9501 ext. 0
The 3-day Entry Level course (one day indoor and two days on snow) includes training in free ski and gate drills for SL and GS, planning a daily training session, environment setting, and safety considerations when working with children from the Gliding Start to Skier Essentials stages. Candidates will learn the basics of the Snow Stars program. Practice coaching sessions are part of the course for each candidate.
The evaluation part of the course tests the candidate’s ability to demonstrate free skiing skills and Snow Stars drills. Candidates must pass the evaluation to get credit for the course.
Check with your Provincial Sport Organization for evaluation retests if you are not successful the first time.
On successful completion of the course you will achieve an Entry Level TRAINED certification status and become a member of the Alpine Canada Alpin-Canadian Ski Coaches (ACA-CSC).
This certification status will allow you to be hired by a club or ski school to start coaching in an entry level ski racing program.
Who Should Take This Course?
You should take this course if you love to snowboard, and have a desire to introduce new students to snowboarding. You should be confident and comfortable both communicating and demonstrating in front of a group.
Am I Ready?
The Level 1 Instructor standards require you to pass both riding and teaching evaluations. In order to help you achieve success on the course, we suggest you take the following steps in preparation, if they are available to you:
- Spend time working as an assistant/apprentice instructor, in order to see a beginner lesson in action.
- Book a lesson with a current CASI Level 1 Evaluator to get feedback on your riding ability in relation to the technical standard.
- Complete the Level 1 course e-prep workshops.
$406.15 / Retest $128.60
*10% late fee added if registered after the deadline date. Taxes and lift tickets are not included in course fees.
- 15 years of age on the first day of the course (ID must be presented on Day 1)
- Must be fluent in either English or French
- Able to demonstrate comfortable and safe riding skills on intermediate terrain
The CASI Level 1 Snowboard Instructor certification course is open to strong intermediate snowboarders, aged 15 years and older. Candidates on the Level 1 Course will spend time exploring snowboarding technique and teaching methods across a variety of venues, both on-snow (up to and including intermediate terrain) and during indoor presentations.
The CASI Level 1 course is an introductory course, designed to give successful candidates the skills necessary to begin their role as a new instructor in the industry. Beginner teaching methods, understanding of basic snowboard technique, as well as lesson planning and effective communication skills will be addressed.
Candidates will receive coaching on their snowboarding, as well as feedback on their teaching skills, with the goal of reaching the Level 1 standard in both of these areas. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to teach beginner snowboarders up to the Novice Turn level.
3 days totalling a minimum of 18 hours (including evaluations).
The CSIA Level 1 Course is designed to introduce and develop the basic skills for teaching new skiers of all ages with a focus on teaching children. Time will be spent exploring:
• How to teach safely in the age of COVID-19
• Collaborative Teaching Approaches and Lesson Planning
• CSIA Technical Concepts
• Ski Improvement
• Guest Service and Communication Skills
Candidates will receive coaching on their skiing, as well as feedback on their teaching skills, with the goal of reaching the Level 1 Standard in both of these areas. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful Candidate is certified to teach first time skiers through intermediate level students.
Purpose of training
A Level 1 Certified Instructor is able to:
- Use safe teaching practices
- Engage and interact professionally with adults and children
- Use basic lesson plans for beginner skiers up to linking parallel turns
- Ski Blue runs safely in parallel, demonstrating acquisition level of CSIA Technical Principles
- Must be at least 14 years old by the start date of the course
- Confident parallel skiing on Intermediate terrain
- Register Here: https://www.snowpro.com/en/certification-en/search-and-register
Focus: Fundamental Freestyle Skiing Skills, formally Jumps & Bumps
*NEW* FUNdamentalz Coach Pocket Guides include fun games and drills introduce skiing, jumping, moguls and terrain parks to entry level Freestyle skiers.
FUNDamentalz’ developmentally appropriate activities are based on HIGH FIVE™ Principles to support the social, emotional and physical development of children in easy to follow formats.
Clubs and snow schools who previously delivered Jumps & Bumps and who have Freestyle Canada NCCP trained ‘Club Coaches’ will easily be able to use the reengineered FUNdamentalz materials.
Sanctioned clubs and snow schools will have access to order laminated Coach Pocket Guides and download
Coaches delivering the program must be trained through the NCCP FUNdamentalz Coach course (formally known as ‘Club Coach’), have an active Freestyle Canada membership and belong to a sanctioned Freestyle Canada club. All coaches must complete the NCCP courses, Making Ethical Decisions and Making Head Way.
IMPORTANT: Prior Club Coach qualifications will be accepted to coach the FUNdamentalz program.
These programs provide higher-end coaching for snowboarders interested in competing or just becoming better riders.
Ages 12 & up – Intermediate to Advanced Riders
Speed (Superfriends) – SBX & PGS
Tuesday & Thursday – 6:30pm
January 5 to February 25, 2021
Fun, skill development and a focus on going fast have made this program perfect prep for regional, provincial, national parallel slalom and/or snowboard cross racing and beyond.
A fun, social program that develops skill and confidence. Perfect for parents with children in any of our morning ski and snowboard programs and any other adult wanting to improve in a relaxed atmosphere.
Ages 18 & up – Novice to Intermediate Skiers.
Wednesday, January 6 – February 24, 2021 – 10am-noon or
Sunday, January 10 – February 28, 2021 – 9:30-11:30am
Season Pass/Lift Ticket is Required. Season Pass NOT included
**All programs require a minimum of four participants to run**