UKCP Alpine Level 1
Pre-requisites for course:
16 yrs of age at start of the course
How well do I need to ski to do this Course?
Students must be able to carve clean GS turns leaving clean tracks on easy blue piste terrain and ski rhythmical slalom turns showing good speed and control. Students should also be physically fit for the demands of the course.
Alpine Coach Level 1
Designed for working with children (specifically 5-12 years old) and entry standard competitors. Alpine Coach L1 is able to plan and run training sessions appropriate for developing and challenging their athletes’ skills.
There are two main classroom based modules on the course:
Planning a Training Session
Making Difficult decisions
On snow the following content is covered:
Structuring a training session
Technical elements of ski racing
Understanding skill acquisition
Working with children
Students are assessed on their ability to ski slalom and giant slalom turns on easy blue piste terrain as well as their ability to reflect on their coaching.
Trained status = Alpine Coach Level 1 + Safeguarding Children + CRB/Disclosure check
Licensed status = Trainee status + Logbook verified + First Aid + Coaching assessment
First Aid requirements
Alpine Coach Level 1 TRAINED STATUS will be able to operate under direct supervision only of a Level or higher Licensed Coach. The supervising coach is responsible for the safe conduct of the training session and must be in a position to verbally intervene in order to prevent inappropriate actions by the trained coach.
Alpine Coach Level 1 LICENSED STATUS will be able to plan and run a training session for young athletes by themselves within a closed environment. They will have experience of course setting from their logged tasks and will have been assessed reviewing and action-planning their own coaching sessions. Throughout the logged tasks, prior to the coaching assessment, L1 Coaches will be assisted by a Mentor Coach (Level 2 Licensed or above).
Slalom skis are preferred
- Able to deliver a structured training session
- Able to deliver parts of a Long Term Athlete Development Programme(LTAD)
- Basic skills (skiing and coaching)
- Able to inspire and motivate
- Have coaching and communication skills
- Able to paint a competent picture by demonstrating
- Have been exposed to a basic decision making process
- Able to deal with emergency procedures
- Able to set basic training courses (LICENCED STATUS only)
You must be a Snowsport England member before attending the course. You will receive an email with joining instructions and a discount code once you have booked onto this course.
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