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Eastern Division DCL Team

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Congratulations to Josh Matta, Terry Cary and everyone else for being selected to the DCL team.

http://www.psia-e.org/ev/dcl.htm


Edited by BillA - 3/29/12 at 9:09am
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Congrats to both fellow bears on making the D-team! beercheer.gif

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Congrats, guys! What are your new responsibilities?

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Fantastic:

 

 

Quote http://www.psia-e.org/ev/dcl.htm :

At the recent Alpine Divisional Clinic Leader (DCL) tryout held at Mt Snow VT, 18 candidates were selected to the team for a four year term. The Divisional Clinic Leader (DCL) is an important part of our education staff; the position serves many needs for our members, and gives the team member a great opportunity for professional growth. Congratulations new and returning members!

NewDCLTeam3-2012.jpg

Rick Metcalf – Coach
Mike Duricko – Assistant Coach
  Angelo Ross
*Brad Poppleton
  Brennan McCleary
*Brian Dolin
*Daniel Bergeron
*Gary Saperstein
  Gerardo Salazar
*James Polinchok
  Joshua Matta
  Lonny Clark
*Mark Absalom
  Mark Aiken
*Matt Dembinski
*Ned Crossley
  Paul Mawhinney
  Ralph Olaf Eberhardt
  Terry Carey
*Victor Antonelli

*DCL Team members that had completed their recent 4 year term and re-selected to the team
Current DCL Team members finishing their second year of their 4 year term are (not pictured):
David Bowyer, Tim Hogan, Art Menichini, Bonnie O”Hara, Steve Rusnock, Don Sowers, Cheryl Thomas, James Wilkinson

 

post #5 of 17

Congratulations!

 

That photo reminded me, however, that this is still quite a white male sport.

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Originally Posted by Xela View Post

Congratulations!

 

That photo reminded me, however, that this is still quite a white male sport.


I had the same thought when I clicked the link. Definitely a boys club.
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Congrats, guys! What are your new responsibilities?


DCLs typically participate in examiner training and serve as a local link between individual resort ski schools and the examiner team.
post #8 of 17

Interesting. Josh hasn't posted since. Wonder if the title comes with a 'gag' order? Seriously though, congrats Josh. Well done!

post #9 of 17

It sounds like you now have the responsibility over developing both examiner skills and examiner attitude. Examiners, in turn, influence instructor skills and attitude, who in turn affect skier skills and attitude. You've got the ability now to effect great positive change among an even broader group of skiers. Very exciting!

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Congrats to Mark Absalom too, Mark was the ski school head at Timber Hill (now Alpine Mountain) back in the late 70's-early 80's.

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Originally Posted by Metaphor_ View Post

It sounds like you now have the responsibility over developing both examiner skills and examiner attitude. Examiners, in turn, influence instructor skills and attitude, who in turn affect skier skills and attitude. You've got the ability now to effect great positive change among an even broader group of skiers. Very exciting!



They are clinic leaders at their home resorts, helping to convey to other instructors what the examiners are working on in their skiing/training. They are in the first step toward becoming examiners, hence they train with examiners.
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They are clinic leaders at their home resorts, helping to convey to other instructors what the examiners are working on in their skiing/training. They are in the first step toward becoming examiners, hence they train with examiners.


The Eastern DCL program is a little different form some other divisions.  DCL is not a required step to make Examiner (I've only known one DCL who went on to Examiner).  No ski school is required to hire a DCL on staff, and I suspect most instructors don't even know who if there is a DCL at their own school.  Eastern runs hundreds of educational events, and almost all of them are conducted by Examiners, although DCLs conduct some of them, including some Level 1 exams.   Most eastern education events are open to all members, but the region is large and there are some resorts so far south that it's difficult for members to travel to events, so the ski schools hire Education Staff for in-house clinics to meet the education requirements.  I think DCLs do a lot of that.  Almost all the Eastern DCLs I know are part time instructors. 

 

BK 

post #13 of 17

March 31, 2012

 

Hi Bears:

 

Since some interest has been shown concerning the duties and responsibilities of PSIA-e DCL staff, I am copying and pasting the below from the "Snow Pro" winter 2012 magazine, official publication of PSIA-e:

 

Alpine DCL Team tryouts

in March!

H

 

ave you ever thought about being on the PSIA-E Education Staff? The

Divisional Clinic Leader (DCL) is an important part of our education

staff; the position serves many needs for our members, and gives the

team member a great opportunity for professional growth. If you’re an

Alpine Level III certified instructor, then you may want to consider trying out for

the DCL Team. We’re looking for a few exceptional men and women who are

dedicated and passionate about teaching skiing and coaching ski instructors.

Why would you want to be a DCL – Alpine Educational Staff member?

 

 

You are considered by your fellow PSIA-E members and our ski schools to be

a highly trained and up-to-date snowsport educator. Our PSIA-E members

and our ski schools look to you to provide them with valuable information

regarding personal skiing and ski teaching.

 

 

The training and understudy experiences, in which DCLs participate, provide

a level of comprehensive information that is not readily or inexpensively

available elsewhere.

 

 

DCLs are able to train with the best snowsports educators and coaches in

the country to become better skiers and ski teachers at almost no cost, other

than travel and lodging.

 

 

The DCL is not a prerequisite or path to the ETS or Examiner status. However

service on the DCL team can serve as an excellent experience and training

arena for the Development Team tryout if this is your desire.

Requirements to try out for the Alpine DCL Team are as follows:

 

 

Must be an Alpine Certified Level III member.

 

 

Be actively teaching skiing.

 

 

Submit your application and event fee by the registration deadline

 

 

Submit a resume and two letters of recommendation with your application

(one letter should be from your snowsports school director

or immediate supervisor)

The 2012 DCL Tryout information:

Mount Snow, VT: March 20-21, 2012 (registration deadline February 29, 2012)

If you have further questions, please contact DCL Head Coach, Rick Metcalf,

at: (ram2ski@verizon.net), or Director of Education & Programs, Mi

 

Think snow,

 

CP

 

ps: Congratulations to Josh and Terry as well as all the other new DCLers.

 

 


Edited by CharlieP - 3/31/12 at 5:13pm
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

Congrats to Mark Absalom too, Mark was the ski school head at Timber Hill (now Alpine Mountain) back in the late 70's-early 80's.


Thanks for this..... Mark was rather influential to me in the late 80's & into the early 90's. I have thought of him from time to time & would love to know where he is now!
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Thanks for this..... Mark was rather influential to me in the late 80's & into the early 90's. I have thought of him from time to time & would love to know where he is now!


He is on Facebook. He lives in Bangor Pa (by Wind Gap) now.

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In the eastern division, being on the Development team present or past is the prerequisite to be able to take the ETS (Examiner) exam. Some DCL's have been on the Development team in the past and are eligible and are invited to take the ETS exam every (2) years.  I hope this helps. 

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