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Prerequisites
  • Maintain a current membership with PSIA-AASI
  • Alpine, Snowboard, Nordic, or Adaptive Level 1 Certification (those w/level 2/3 Certifications can jump straight to Senior’s 2)
Pathway:
  • Step 1: Complete the Senior’s Instructor Written Test and bring to the first day of the on-snow exam
  • Step 2: Register for and successfully complete the 2-day Western Senior Teaching Certificate Level 1 Exam
*Exceptions to the prerequisites and pathway can only be made through petition.

This 2-day event is for members of any age who would like to improve their skills working with senior skiers.

The event encompasses skiing improvement, video analysis and senior skiing and teaching models for beginning and intermediate senior skiers.

Your teaching will be evaluated the afternoon of the second day (there is no skiing exam). Successful candidates will receive a Level 2 Seniors Teaching Certificate.

*The Seniors Teaching Certificate is currently only recognized on a divisional level. This specific course is currently only recognized in the Western Division.

You will be evaluated on your teaching of senior skiers as outlined in the Western Senior Handbook, 2007 (Crook). The clinic includes coaching of your skiing, video analysis, and personal skiing improvement, but there is no skiing exam.
Prerequisites
  • Maintain a current membership with PSIA-AASI
  • Alpine, Snowboard, Nordic, or Adaptive Level 1 Certification (those w/level 2/3 Certifications can jump straight to Senior’s 2)
Pathway:
  • Step 1: Complete the Senior’s Instructor Written Test and bring to the first day of the on-snow exam
  • Step 2: Register for and successfully complete the 2-day Western Senior Teaching Certificate Level 2 Exam
*Exceptions to the prerequisites and pathway can only be made through petition.Sample Description

This two-day event is for members of any age who would like to improve their skills working with all levels of senior skiers (a Level 1 Seniors Teaching Certificate is not required).

Course includes in-depth study of the technical and tactical elements of contemporary skiing and modern equipment as applied to seniors.

We will study how modern technique can optimize strength and balance, and expand enjoyment.

We will also cover how to work with seniors in terms of pacing a lesson, group dynamics, and flexibility to student’s physical limitations.

This is a teaching clinic & exam. You will be evaluated on your teaching.

This Seniors Teaching Certificate course includes coaching your skiing, video analysis, and personal skiing improvement (there is no skiing exam).

Successful candidates will receive a Level 2 Seniors Teaching Certificate.

*The Seniors Teaching Certificate is currently only recognized on a divisional level. This specific course is currently only recognized in the Western Division.

You will be evaluated on your teaching of senior skiers as outlined in the Western Senior Handbook, 2007 (Crook). The clinic includes coaching of your skiing, video analysis, and personal skiing improvement, but there is no skiing exam.