I Ski and Ride: Learn to Ski or Snowboard Pocket Communication Guide

I Ski and Ride: Learn to Ski or Snowboard Pocket Communication Guide

by Suzy Chase-Motzkin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781981131761
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/2017
Pages: 54
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.14(d)

About the Author

The I Ski and Ride visual learn to ski and snowboard system was developed by long-time trainer and examiner of ski instructors for the Professional Ski Instructors of America, Suzy Chase-Motzkin, who has also helped to develop PSIA-Eastern Division Master Teacher curriculum in the areas of Service, Communication, Movement Analysis, and Freestyle/Freeride coaching and certification. A racing and freestyle background, coupled with over forty years (mostly full-time) of industry experience teaching, coaching, and supervising inspired her to develop effective ways to convey movements to instructors and students. Above all, she discovered that people learn best with good visual representations.

Suzy developed her learn-to methodology in the late 80's. She, like many, found that after people learned through a "traditional" wedge (pizza) approach, it would take years to change their skiing technique to align with World Cup or contemporary advanced technique. She found a way to teach first-timers the same skills as the pros using natural movements. Sharing her ideas with instructors in clinics throughout the United States, she was convinced her methodology was truly effective and easily transferable when the exercises and coaching cues she created started coming back to her in exams. Even better, not only were students having successful outcomes from their lessons, the instructors improved their own skill set without leaving the learning area. They had reinforced the most basic of World Cup movements. And this was without the use of images. When shown the images Suzy drew, people from different backgrounds, speaking different languages, were more easily able to understand what the instructors were trying to convey. And, there was consistency among the lessons delivered.

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