ASDW Session Description Summary

Training Tomorrow’s Leaders

Below are the ASDW sessions for 2021 we will be hosting in December at all locations.


Session 1: Senior Alpine Evaluator Certification (Successful/Unsuccessful Session)

Note there are 3 categories for participants.

Enrollment Category Groupings and who should attend: Participant must select one category below. Minimum qualifications to register for the group are also noted.

Senior Alpine Evaluator Certification: PSIA candidates who have already passed PSIA Level 2 or 3 and are ready to test to become a new evaluator this year.  Note: Any prior senior evaluator who did not maintain the 3-yr. re-certification approved status must enroll here for a new certification.

Note: non-PSIA certification candidates will test at a separate Accredited Senior Evaluator (ASE) exam.

Region Senior Alpine Calibrator Certification: currently certified senior evaluators that are PSIA L2/L3 credentials and who plan to serve as a Calibrator for their Region ASDW event.  This will also cover 3yr re-cert requirements.  It is possible to pass for the re-cert, but not to be approved as a calibrator.

Current Senior Alpine Evaluators Recertification: (both ASE and PSIA credentialed) who wish to recertify as an approved Senior Evaluator. This meets the 3yr requirement for Region/Division re-certification.

Evaluation Factors: Successful participant will be able to demonstrate technical knowledge of senior standards (+/=/-) and scorecard, effective assessment (movement analysis) skills, and feedback methods. Participant will also ski/ride at or above senior level personally and show ability to demonstrate, teach, and evaluate senior candidates effectively.

Category Limit: Maximum of three (3) participants per Region.

Result: Participants will be identified in their feedback as one or more of the following – 1) New Senior Alpine Evaluator, 2) Approved Region Senior Alpine Calibrator for the upcoming season, 3) Signed off as successfully meeting re-certification criteria to continue as a Senior Alpine Evaluator, or 4) unsuccessful-not approved to serve as a Senior Alpine Evaluator for this year.


Session 2: Snowsport Trainers Workshop (Certification of Completion)

Note there are 2 categories for participants.

Who Should Attend:

Region level Snow Sport Trainers, including those developing evaluation skills to become a Senior Alpine Evaluator through the PSIA or ASE pathway.

Region evaluators not requiring recertification this year looking to sharpen their teaching skills

Session Will Provide:

Focus on skiing/ride fundamentals and benchmarks as defined by PSIA/AASI in the Alpine Technical Manual and Snowboard Technical Manual for Region snow sports trainers. This will also include Movement Analysis, Video review, and Movement Learning Activities.  An understanding of and ability to ski/ride at the Senior level.

Category Limit: Maximum of two (2) participants per Region.

Result: Participant should be better prepared to extend patroller ski/ride training techniques and knowledge on to their own Region and local training programs.


Session 3: PSIA/AASI Workshop for NSP Trainers (Certification of Completion)

Who Should Attend:

Region Trainers who already have their Level I or 2 PSIA certification and are actively preparing for their Level 2 or 3 examination. Please note that this will be an ASE prep clinic at Granite Peak only.

Session Will Provide:

Review of ski/ride fundamentals and benchmarks as defined by PSIA/AASI in the Alpine Technical Manual and Snowboard Technical Manual.  Suggestions and practical exercises in teaching and building progressions for test purposes.  Movement Analysis, Movement Learning Activities, technical knowledge review, and testing strategies to assist in exam preparation.

Category Limit Maximum of eight participants per ASDW session will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Minimum of two boarders or four skiers to hold sessions.


Session 4: Senior Toboggan Evaluator Certification (Successful/Unsuccessful session)

Note there are 3 categories for participants.

Enrollment Category Groupings and who should attend: Participant must select one category below. Minimum qualifications to register for the group are also noted.

Senior Toboggan Evaluator Certification: Current toboggan evaluators who are ready to test to become a newly certified evaluator this year.  Note: Any prior senior toboggan evaluator who did not maintain the 3-yr. re-certification approved status must enroll here for a new certification.

Region Senior Toboggan Calibrator Certification: currently certified senior toboggan evaluators that are also Toboggan ITs and who plan to serve as a Calibrator for their Region ASDW event this season.  This will also cover 3yr IT evaluator re-cert requirements.  Note – It is possible to pass for the re-cert, but not to be approved as a calibrator.

Current Senior Toboggan Evaluators Recertification: who wish to recertify as an approved Senior Evaluator. This meets the 3yr requirement for Region/Division re-certification. Re-certification can be completed at either the Division or Region ASDW events.

Evaluation Factors: Successful participant will be able to demonstrate technical knowledge of senior standards (+/=/-) and scorecard, effective assessment (movement analysis) skills, and feedback methods. Participant will also have toboggan skills at or above senior level personally and show ability to demonstrate and teach senior candidates effectively.

Category Limit: Maximum of three (3) participants per Region.

Result: Participants will be identified as one or more of the following – 1) New Senior Toboggan Evaluator, 2) Approved Region Senior Toboggan Calibrator for the upcoming season, 3) Signed off as successfully meeting re-certification criteria to continue as a Senior Toboggan Evaluator, or 4) unsuccessful-not approved to serve as a Senior level Toboggan Evaluator for this year.


Session 5: Toboggan Trainers IT Certification (Successful/Unsuccessful session)

Note there are 2 categories for participants.

Enrollment Category Groupings and who should attend: Participant must select one category below. Minimum qualifications to register for the group are also noted.

Instructor Trainer Recommendation:  Toboggan Trainer that would like to become an Instructor Trainer for Central Division.  The participant must be a current toboggan trainer in good standing, active at the Region level as a trainer and/or evaluator.

Instructor Trainer Re-certification: Current Toboggan Instructor Trainers who wish to recertify (within their 3-yr. cycle).

Evaluation Factors:

Successful participants will provide a clear understanding of the responsibilities and best practices of the Lead operator, the Tail rope operator and how the toboggan maneuvers aid in accomplishing the end goal. This includes delivering the toboggan to the accident scene, then safely and expeditiously transporting the injured guest to the next level of care.  The IT must have a level of competency in both teaching and demonstration at the senior level.

Demonstrating the skills listed above and a willingness and demonstrated ability to teach other trainers may result in a recommendation to the Division Supervisor for appointment. Otherwise, this would be a certificate of completion for a TTW.

Category Limit: Maximum of two (2) participants per Region.

Result: Participants will be identified as one or more of the following – 1) IT Certification test pass, and recommendation to Div. Supr for IT appointment for upcoming year, 2) IT Certification Re-certification complete, 3) Toboggan Trainer Re-cert w/o IT recommendation for this year, or 4) Participant is unsuccessful or incomplete and recommended for further training or other action.


Session 6: Hybrid Version Senior Toboggan Evaluator and IT Recertification

Who Should Attend:

This is a special combined session for Senior IT Evaluators who expect to also be a Region calibrator and need their Toboggan IT recertification in the same year.

Note – these should be highly proficient evaluators & trainers, currently active for Region/Division, able to quickly demonstrate skills so that session time can then become focused on building programs for the future.

Category Limit: Maximum of 8 per location, approved by the Region Director and Division Toboggan Supervisor.

Result: Any combination of results from Session 4 & 5; expectation is approval as a Region toboggan calibrator and for appointment to continue as a Division IT for the OET program.


Session 7: Toboggan Trainers Prep Clinic (Certificate of Completion)

 

Who Should Attend:

This is a special session for Toboggan Trainers who wish to sharpen their teaching and demonstration skills with Division Staff.

Session Will Provide:

Effective feedback delivery, movement analysis, technical knowledge review, teaching/building effective progressions and overall preparation for a successful Toboggan Trainer or IT candidate

Category Limit: Maximum 8 per location.

Note:  Minimum qualifications to register for the group are:  NSP Alpine Toboggan Trainer in good standing.

Revised 9/27/21