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General Information

The Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI) was formed in 1994 and incorporated in 1995. It is the professional snowboard teaching and coaching body in Canada with its Head Office located in Cambridge, Ontario.

The aim of CASI is to train and certify snowboard instructors and coaches and to ensure that a national standard of safe and efficient snowboard instruction is maintained to serve the Canadian snowboarding public and the ski/snowboarding industry.

In Canada CASI offers four levels of instructor certification. In Andorra this season we have scheduled two levels.

snowboard safety

Helmets are mandatory on all CASI courses and programs.

 

Level 1
This is an entry level program designed to introduce prospective snowboard instructors to the basic teaching and riding skills used at the beginner, novice and intermediate levels of riding.

Level 1 covers the teaching progression for introductory snowboarding.

Prerequisites:
* 15 years of age on the first day of the course
* able to demonstrate comfortable and safe riding skills on intermediate terrain.

This course has also been approved by EFPEM as an 'alternative discipline' for Andorran certification.

Please Note: All the course details on instructor-academy.com are for your guidance only. The content will rarely change but the actual course structure day-by-day is decided by the Course Conductor in resort.
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION


General Goal

To introduce the candidates to snowboard teaching. Also, to introduce the candidate to CASI and its function within the ski/snowboarding industry.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives for this course are:

  • To learn a proven, safe, and efficient teaching progression for introductory snowboarding.

  • To develop your teaching skills.

  • To improve your beginner to intermediate riding skills.

  • To develop a positive attitude towards teaching snowboarding

  • To develop a positive attitude towards teaching children to snowboard.

  • To create a general understanding of the skills concept.

 

CONTENT

 

During the course, the following subjects will be discussed:

  • Safety - Snowboarder's code of conduct, and Alpine Responsibility Code.

  • Class management.

  • Lesson planning.

  • Principals of Learning.

  • Skills Concept.

  • Basic Freestyle Maneuvers

  • Teaching Methodology.

  • Equipment - Selection & Maintenance.

  • Children and Snowboarding.

  • CASI organizational structure.

 

METHODOLOGY

 

Technical Sessions

Groups will work on riding improvement, analysis and improvement and how to adapt exercises and tools to improve or explore skill development.

Teaching Sessions

Groups will work on teaching particular movements and skills that have been presented during the course.

Lectures

Lectures will take place before and after on-snow sessions.

 

EVALUATION

 

Course candidates will be assessed and updated daily on their performance and progress. Results will be given to each candidate at the end of the course.

Technical Evaluation

Course candidates will have to demonstrate good beginner to intermediate riding skills in different situations:

  • terrain: moderate (blue run)

  • speed: moderate and controlled

  • skills: fundamental riding skills (stance & balance, pivoting, edging, pressure control and timing and coordination will have to be adjusted according to speed and difficulty of terrain).

  • demonstrations executed by the candidate during class time will be evaluated on a daily basis.

Teaching Evaluation

The teaching evaluation requires the participation of the student in all workshops and sessions. The candidate will have to demonstrate that he/she can fulfill the following criteria:

  • control of the class

  • safe environment

  • lesson is organized

  • good communication skills

  • understanding of the fundamental riding skills

  • adequate technical demonstrations

  • analysis, improvement, and appropriate drills

 

MARKING SYSTEM


Technical Evaluation: Pass – meets standard or above standard. Fail – below standard.

Teaching Evaluation: Pass – meets standard or above standard. Fail – below standard.

Evaluation Only

In a situation where the candidate fails both the riding and teaching, he/she will have to take the full course over again. In a fail situation for either riding or teaching, the course candidate will have until the end of the following season to take a retest for the portion failed. If it is riding, the candidate will attend Day 1, and if it is teaching, it will be Day 3. Candidates will be trained and evaluated during those days only. If the candidate does not take a re-test within the time limit stated above, then they will have to take the full course over again but will only be required to retest the portion(s) missed.

Please Note: All the course details on instructor-academy.com are for your guidance only. The content will rarely change but the actual course structure day-by-day is decided by the Course Conductor in resort.

 

 

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