In the Air 4 Snow Module Coaches will be trained to teach skills for Comp Intro, introductory and advanced acrobatics/gymnastic skills up to twisting singles in Freestyle Ski competition and training environments.
Coaches and athletes are applying acrobatic mechanics learned in Air 1 and 2 and 3.
Air 4 introduces skills covered in the training environment of water ramp and air bag in Air 3 and adapts those skills to snow. The execution of each maneuver in the snow environment with safety as the primary focus is the responsibility of the coach.
The course in broken into two certification components:
Air 4A will certify a coach to teach and qualify the introductory skills corked 720, front tuck and back tuck on an ‘intro to inverts’ jump site. The goal is to increase the awareness of the coach to the factors that surround the on-snow environment. The conditions of the snow environment and coach awareness of specifications of jump shape and size, and distance from the knoll, can and need to be utilized for desired outcomes of execution.
Air 4B will evaluate a coaches competency to teach and qualify a variety of spinning single inverts skills in a variety of competitive environments. It is likely a coach will require extensive experience and mentoring before attaining Air 4B status.
The coach will learn the qualifying process for athletes performing cork 720 through all of the inverted single skills. There are 2 parts to the qualification process:
1. Use the Qualification Form to work through the technical process with the athletes, scoring them on their abilities.
2. The second part to the qualification process is filing the Qualification Form to the PSO and CFSA.
Prerequisites: Air 1 & 2 Trampoline Air 3, CFSA membership license
Number of Days: 3
Equipment: Freestyle ski equipment, helmet.
Cost: $350 for Air 4 only
$600 for both Air 4 + Park & Pipe Module (save $50)
Facilitator: Patrick Walsh
*The registration deadline for this course is January 6, 2020 at 11:59pm.
Registration is now closed. Contact [email protected] for inquiries.