This one-day clinic is open to anyone looking to improve their ski technique, and learn ways to teach others effectively. We will cover both classic and skate techniques. This clinic is part of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard (USSS) L100 certification process but you do not have to seek certification to participate. Read more about the USSS L100 certification here.
The clinic is being co-led by U.S. Ski & Snowboard Coach Developers, Cate Brams and Kait Miller.
After the 3 hour technique clinic, coaches on the L100 track will take a short break and then dive into an hour of coaching demonstrations in small groups while the non certification-seeking participants will have the opportunity to learn about the rollerski ramps and get some fun instruction from Justin Beckwith.
NENSA membership information, including details about the free “Get Skiing” first time membership, HERE.
Coaches seeking certification should register and take L100 Coach Certification Training on-line, before coming to this weekend. This group will also participate virtually in portfolio discussion the week before the clinic–see Doodle Poll in registration questions to enter your preferred time. U.S. Ski & Snowboard and NENSA Coach Membership are required for certification, although all are welcome to participate.
Participants are encouraged to rollerski during the technique portion of the clinic. However, rollerskiing is NOT required. We will be staying in the parking lot of the high school so you can easily stay with the group on foot and learn about how to coach ski technique. Parking lot is covered with large solar panels so we will ski even if it rains.
Participants who complete the entire clinic will receive NENSA and U.S. Ski & Snowboard continuing education credit.
All clinic participants will have access to our fleet of Swenor skis and we will also have Swix poles to demo.
12:45 p.m. arrive, get equipment, get ready
1:00 p.m. Classic Technique work – starting on foot and moving to rollerskis
2:30 p.m. Freestyle Technique work – mostly on rollerskis
4:00 p.m. break
A) L100 certification folks break into smaller groups for coaching demonstrations
B) Join Justin Beckwith for a ramp progression, thoughts on agility, and “pressuring the ski”
5:15 p.m. Approx. finish
What to bring:
- running shoes
- poles (skate and classic)
- roller skis (skate and classic)
- helmet (mandatory for rollerskiing!)
- water, and snacks
- high visibility vest, shirt, or jacket
- a penchant for having fun!
There is a lot of information to cover so please arrive early and be ready to start the clinic at 1:00pm!
For clinic specific questions, contact [email protected].