Please ensure you have read and understand the the Booking Information, and Pre-Requisites below before applying for this course taking place in Kitzsteinhorn/Kaprun, AUSTRIA.
THE COURSE FEES DO NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMODATION, LIFT PASSES, FLIGHTS OR TRANSFERS.
Accommodation is available on a shared half board/self catered basis from £500 per person. Please contact Ross Green for details.
The course starts at 9.00am on the 5th May 2024, so you will need to be in resort ready to go for then, and travel back needs to happen after the course finishes at 5.00pm on the 10th May 2024.
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The Alpine Club Coach Level 2 is designed for coaches who seek to work as a club coach. The course is designed around the pathway to Olympic podium and the content is specific to coaching adolescents within the age group of 12-16 years.
The course aims to provide you with the coaching tools, methods and knowledge required to coach and inspire at this influential age.
Once fully licensed at Level 2, you are able to operate:
• Independently in a mountain environment in the UK
• In a mountain environment outside of the UK as part of a club programme that is led by an Alpine Level 3 Coach Licensed in line with the UK Coaches Protocol.
The course is held in the alpine environment to give you the best chance of experiencing the skills that you will need in order to work as an independent coach, responsible for the safety of minors in a dangerous environment.
As on all UK Snowsport Training courses there is a full programme of training. It is your responsibility to adequately prepare yourself mentally and physically for this programme. The course programme covers many practical elements, both in the classroom and on the mountain.
Generally, the course will be structured so that you can be on the first lifts up in the morning and straight to the training area as quickly as possible. You will ski until around 2pm before heading down and continuing with classroom and outdoor practical sessions in the afternoon. As a guide, these activities will finish at 6pm. Your trainer will ensure that you have time to change and get organised between these sessions.
You must provide your own equipment for the coaching course. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have equipment suitable for the course you are attending.
We recommend using equipment that will allow you to perform at the level required for the course. As a rule, competition skis or race skis will allow you to achieve this much more easily. As a coach, it is important that you understand how current equipment works and how you have to move for it to be effective. Skis need to be within 5 years of the latest FIS regulations. You will be assessed on your standard of skiing so please use equipment that allows you to perform at your best. Slalom race skis are normally 165cm for men and 155cm for ladies, Giant Slalom skis are between 180cm and 195cm for men and women.
Helmet and Protective Padding:
A helmet is compulsory when skiing through the course and protective padding is recommended for slalom (but is not compulsory). Protective padding would include pole guards to protect your fingers and shin guards – both of these would allow you to ski correct technique in the course. Further protective padding can include a back support/brace and arm padding.
Clothing and presentation should reflect the role model status of a coach. You should allow for multiple layers of clothing in order to warm-up or cool down according to the activity that you are doing. Fleeces and sleeveless fleeces are very useful.
You should bring clothing that allows you to take part in outdoor fitness activities. A tracksuit or shorts and t-shirts (depending on the time of year, hat and thermal running kit) along with running shoes will suffice.
Don’t forgets and recommended!
Pen and pencil; notebook; sun-cream; flask/bottle for the mountain; rucksack; lunchbox.
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