Course Information: Snowboard Freestyle Development Coach L1 Snowboard Freestyle Development Course Level 1 This first level course is run as a parallel to the Alpine Ski Coach qualification, but has been tailored to meet the specific needs of snowboarding and freestyle skiing. This 3 day course aims to introduce candidates to the philosophies and skills needed to be an effective coach whilst developing riding over longer periods of time (Coaching will normally take place through snowboard clubs and in house Instructor Training Program). It is ideal for coaches, parents of young performers active in snowboard clubs, and Instructors with an interest in performance snowboarding. The Development Coach Level 1 Certificate is a stand alone qualification, and leads candidates in to the Development Coach Level 2. Pre-requisite Riding ability to cleanly link carved turns on blue terrain, ride switch linking turns, perform good ollies, 180s all ways on the piste, straight air a small kicker (4-7m) and 50/50 a box. Be an associate member of BASI Helmets are advised Freestyle snowboard equipment is essential Coaching Modules Development Coach Level 1 Other modules required Safeguarding Children Module Valid (12 hour) First Aid certificate Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure (Scotland) During this active 3 day training/assessment course candidates will improve their knowledge of; performance snowboarding; develop their personal riding (flat-land tricks, jibs and jumping skills and drills); and learn how to deliver a "coaching" session in the learner centred approach. The principal outcomes from this course are How to design & deliver a well structured coaching session (Introduction, Warm Up, Activation Period, Cool Down, and Roundup), emphasizing the subtle but important difference between teaching and coaching Introduce people to performance snowboarding Methods of rider analysis, analyze and develop performance riding TTPPEE Introduction to the prioritization of skills and drills pertaining to age and ability of a young athlete. Effectively develop performance skills through these drills. Prepare people for snowboard competitions.
Course Program Day One Introductory Meeting – Meet the staff and your trainer. Be prepared to ask questions! (This will normally be at 8.30 am on the first day of the course) The course starts with a lecture indoors for around an hour during which students will be introduced to the contents of the course and the outcome objectives and assessment criteria as well as the style the course will be delivered in, which is learner centred and is quite different from the instructor training courses. The students will then head out on to the snow to continue with the plan a training session module. There will be a further lecture in the evening for around one and a half hours. Day Two The students will meet on the mountain first thing in the morning, weather permitting and spend a full day on the snow. There will be a lecture for around one and a half hours in the evening. Day Three The students will meet on the mountain first thing in the morning. The length of the session will depend on how well everyone is doing at meeting the assessment criteria. There will be an individual de- brief and group discussion in the afternoon.