Find the articles "The Unofficial Guide to Good Skiing" and/or "The Official Guide to Bad Skiing" (the latter may read "Inefficient Skiing")
These articles show the direction PSIA has headed with professional knowledge/movement analysis by transcending, yet including the Skills Concept with visual cues/specific movement pattern references.
In training people for certification, inclusion of this material has been the factor that boosted knowledge/performance over the line to success.
Some more recent articles and more concise lists have developed from these article (they are a couple years old), but they were early on in showing of the change.
I don't know how to view a Personal Message, but if you somehow provide me with your e-mail (Mine is email@example.com
) I have these articles and can e-mail them to you...I will also include the newer stuff.
Demonstrrating level III performance teaching/tech standards involves improving the level of the skier(s)-at-hand's skiing. This means being able to identify movement patterns and create appropriate progressions/tasks/teaching segments on the spot. Trying to rely on previously successful progressions is a gamble at best, and a poor one at that. The information I am suggesting will help provide a perspective that lends itself to performance above the bar.
I have included this material in training sessions in the following manner.
-Familiarization with the material.
-Discussion/repetition of familiarization.
-Video referencing for identification of the simplest visual cues.
-Continued video referencing until identification of all of the visual cues/movement patterns is acheived.(no error correction yet.)
-On snow cue/movement pattern identification.
-Prioritizing and understanding movement pattern relationships
-Slowly moving into error correction.