I have a copy of the 3rd edition of Successful Coaching by Rainer Martens from Human Kinetics* and a couple of EpicSki ball caps as prizes in a contest just for the EpicSki coaches and instructors, whom I sometimes rile and rattle with my dumb questions. The competition is as follows:
Please tell us what you consider to be The Goal(s) of Successful Ski Coaching/Instruction.
You probably won't be as succinct as Squatty Schuler's
"I don't teach people to ski. I teach people to be skiers."
but you can try! That said, brevity is not one of the judging criteria, so please take however many words as you need to express yourself.
There are no limits as far as words, imagery, format, what have you, but your entry must be your own original work and suitable for work viewing. Entries will be judged by three PSIA examiners. Contest runs from today, July 14, through July 31, midnight Pacific time.
If you want to edit your entry after submitting, we'll allow it. Simply contact me or one of the Moderators to facilitate that for you.
This contest is for our resident pros, both employed and retired, who so generously give their time and advice on the Coaching & Instruction forum and lend their prestige to EpicSki in countless ways. Thank you for being here!
*Successful Coaching has a thud factor of 506 pages and is written by a renowned sport psychologist and founder of the American Sport Education Program.