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post #31 of 35
SCSA-You were kind to say I am a good coach even though I'm only a level I. I hope to soon be level II!

I have to agree with Bob that the PSIA certification process is worthwhile. I'm not as good a teacher as a level II cert. A level II is not the teacher that his level III peer is.

I spent the afternoon in a clinic with a DCL (District Clinic Leader). I learned a great deal about quite a few tedious mundane facets of skiing/teaching. We got to an incredible level of minutia. We were doing "railroad tracks" and I discovered the importance of maintaining "stance width" while doing this exercise. It translated into much better skiing right away. Hopefully this little bit of knowledge will help my growing clientel.

You mentioned Susan. She is a good friend (Level I PSIA/Green PMTS) She is a good teacher, however, she should not be coaching/teaching above level 4 or 5 skiers. I should not be either. When we pass our level II we can both move on.

Thanks for your endorsement, however, I know my limits!
post #32 of 35
So I think we can come to the conclusion that training, experience, and teaching ability are way more important than the turns they make.

Agreed?
post #33 of 35
and a ski dialogue knowledge of German, French, Spanish & Japanese language, barwomen\men\maitre de as personal friends and a sharp wrap on sports programming.

Oh ya

And quick feet!!!!

Oz

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ January 06, 2002 07:56 PM: Message edited 1 time, by man from oz ]</font>
post #34 of 35
SCSA- Two of the important elements of any PSIA exam are the free skiing run and the bump run. I wouldn't want to take a lesson from a lousy skier!
post #35 of 35
I had someone ask me "So do you as an instructor need to be "certified""

My answer, "No, We have to show a certain amount of skill and then the SS does give us some training but Certification is something some of us are working towards. The classes we teach are matched to our skills as instructors" I then told my student that I was studying to become certified and left it at that. I'm pretty sure he was satisfied with that answer and the subject did not come up again during the class.
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