Alpine Programs

Alpine-Level 200

The Level 200 curriculum builds on the alpine ski fundamentals in Level 100 to give the coach a thorough understanding of technique and tactics and how to effectively teach fundamental skiing.  Race day planning and strategies are also discussed.  Together with the supporting courses in coaching principles and sport science, the Level 200 coach has the knowledge to work in most club coaching positions.  It is recommended that coaches seeking or currently in full-time coaching positions complete their Level 200 requirements during their second year coaching.  Weekend and part-time or volunteer coaches are encouraged to complete their Level 200 training within two to four years of starting coaching.

Candidates for the Level 200 on-snow clinic must either take the Introduction to Course Setting clinic, or submit a course setting recommendation from a Level 300 certified coach or Level 2 or higher Referee or Chief of Race, prior to registering for the Level 200 clinic.

 All coaches beginning the Level 200 certification process will need to successfully complete the following requirements in order to be a Certified Level 200 Coach:

  1. ASEP Coaching Principles course: We highly recommend completing this course prior to attending the Level 200 on-snow clinic below. This course provides essential information for every coach.
  2. Level 200 Alpine Technique and Tactics clinic:  Complete the 3-day clinic and pass subsequent on-line exams* (Level 200 Training Environment/Course Setting and Tactics)
  3. Alpine Officials Level 1 Referee (referee clinics are offered by your division's alpine officials committee)
  4. First Aid/CPR License: Maintain current certification
  5. Sport Science: Review two of the three Elite Performance Series CD-ROMs, then complete the corresponding on-line exam. Coaches may choose two of the three listed below

All new and current coaches who have achieved their Level 200 Coach Certification will be required to complete a continuing education credit every 2 years.  They also need to keep their First Aid and CPR certification and referee status current.

*On-line exams are included with your on-snow course if taken within one year, otherwise they must be purchased separately. You will be enrolled after you register for your on-snow course.

 

 
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