Alpine

Level 200 Alpine Clinics

The Level 200 Alpine Technique and Tactics course is a 3-day course designed to build on the Alpine Ski Fundamentals introduced in the Level 100 clinic and on basic course setting principles.  We will introduce racing tactics, and discuss its relationship with a racer's ability, the course and technical skills.  Progressions will be presented that span all of our training modalities, from freeskiing through drills in gates and outside of gates and into race simulation training.  Coaches will learn new gate drills to accomplish technical and tactical goals and will gain experience in setting these.  Classroom discussion following the on-hill sessions will cover a more in depth discussion of tactics, course setting, course inspection, course reports, and race day planning.  At the end of the clinic, coaches will have a strong understanding of the relationship between technique and tactics and will have a broad range of drills and exercises they can use to teach these skills.  In addition, coaches will learn how to be more effective on race day to help their athletes perform with confidence and consistency.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will

  • Understand the relationship between technique and tactics
  • Understand how several environmental variables impact tactics
  • Be able to prescribe appropriate drills to teach athletes technical and tactical skills in both freeski and gate environments
  • Gain hands on experience in setting gate drills
  • Apply the USSA planning principles to set up training that can achieve the desired training or competition outcome
  • Help athletes put together a race day plan and set strategies for more consistent race performances

PRICE: $270 (USSA MEMBERS), $320 (PSIA LEVEL 3). Includes on-snow and indoor clinic, clinic participant materials, and on-line exam. Lift tickets additional (most resorts offer discounted lift tickets to participants).  Does not include the other requirements for Level 200 certification.

The registration closing date is firm, NO registration will be taken after this date.  Registration closes at 5pm EASTERN time on the date listed.


2016-17 Level 200 Clinics

The 2016/17 Clinic Schedule will be Posted in August. For inquiries/ serious request please contact ahosmer@ussa.org. 

More clinics will be added as they are confirmed.

The registration closing date is firm, NO registration will be taken after this date.  

Registration closes at 5pm EASTERN time on the date listed.

DatesLocationRegionInstructorRegistrationSeats Remaining (out of 10)
10/21/1610/23/16Mt. Hood, ORWESTAaron Ruddick CANCELLED
11/19/1611/21/16Mammoth, CAWESTDarryl Whitaker {closes 11/12/16}

COMPLETE

12/05/1612/07/16Okemo, VTEASTGar Trayner {closes 11/28/16}FULL
12/09/1612/11/16Windham, NYEASTSteve Mergenthaler {closes 12/02/16}RE-Schedule 
12/11/1612/13/16Alpine Valley, WICENTRALBrewster McVicker{closes 12/4/16}CLOSED
12/13/1612/15/16Steamboat, COROCKYJon Nolting {closes 12/06/16}CLOSED
12/14/1612/16/16Purgatory, COROCKYAndrew Cesati{closes 12/07/16}CLOSED
12/16/1612/18/16Snowbird, UTWESTTBDHERE  {closes 12/09/16}6
12/16/1612/18/16China Peak, CAWESTDarryl WhitakerHERE  {closes 12/09/16}5
12/19/1612/21/16

Appalachian Ski Mountain, NC

EASTShaun Goodwin{closes 12/12/16}Postponed. 
01/09/1701/11/17Sundance, UTWESTDarryl WhitakerHERE {closes 01/02/17}10
01/10/1701/12/17Sunapee, NHEASTCindy Brown {closes 01/03/17}FULL
01/12/1701/13/17Cannon, NHEASTRich Smith{closes 01/05/17}FULL
02/06/1702/08/17Northstar, CAWESTAaron Atkins and TBDHERE {closes 01/30/17} 8
04/01/1704/03/16Waterville Valley, NHEASTPete StoklozaHERE  {closes 03/25/17}6
04/07/1704/09/17Burke, VTEASTTomas Karlsson and Darrell GrayHERE {closes 04/01/17}10

 

 

About the Level 200 Alpine Techniques and Tactics Clinic

PREREQUISITES:

  • Must have completed Level 100 certification (on-snow clinic, online exam, First Aid and CPR on file), or have a current PSIA Level 3 certification and have completed the Level 100 Alpine Ski Fundamentals Exam, and
  • Have attended the Introduction to Course Setting clinic, or
  • Submit a course setting recommendation form signed by a Level 300 or higher coach or Level 2 or higher referee or chief of race

 

 

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