Alpine Programs

Level 300 - Advanced Technique and Tactic Clinics

The Level 300 series of clinics covers advanced technique and tactics as they relate to the disciplines of slalom, giant slalom, and speed events.  These clinics are designed to enhance the coaching skills of the candidate as well as to assess their individual coaching attributes.  The clinics are designed for the professional ski coach with several years of experience, whether working with young athletes or FIS age or masters skiers.  The Level 300 is comprised of on-snow and classroom for the skiing components, a Sport Science component and a coaching evaluation. These can all be done together at the spring National Coaches Academy, typically held in late April or early May. In addition, in the East the Sport Science component is offered as a live course iin the fall, and the skiing components and coaching evaluation are offered in the spring (usually early April).

Skiing components: In-depth study of technique and tactics in each discipline from the World Cup level down to juniors.

Sport science component: Covers kinesiology, physiology, motor control and motor learning, sport psychology and pedagogy related to alpine ski racing.

Coaching evaluation: Coaches must pass a movement analysis evaluation observing FIS level skiers, demonstrate skiing to at least a silver level in the SkillsQuest phase 3 and 4 exercises, and pass a comprehensive written exam.

Level 300 Clinic Opportunities

April 7-13, 2014 - Sunday River, ME (GS, Speed and SL skiing components and coaching evaluation)

May 3-9, 2014 - Location TBD, dates tentative (all components)

Fall, 2014 - Location, dates TBD (will be held in the Eastern Region, covers sport science component)

Contact USSA Sport Education for more information at 435.647.2050 or education@ussa.org.

 


Spring East Education School - April 7-13, 2014

Registration is now open for the clinics, see the links below to register. DEADLINE TO REGISTER - MARCH 31

All days

GS days and Exam day only

Speed days and Exam day only

Slalom day and Exam day only

For discounted room rates please see below.

Call 800-207-2365 and reference group code 85e3y4 any time to book rooms at the special group rate of $92.82 per room, per night.  This rate includes all taxes, fees, and breakfast at the Snowcap Inn for each paid night of stay.

 

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