First Chair Episodes on 2020 Team Selection + The Learning Connection

In these three new First Chair Podcasts, George Thomas interviews National Team Head Coach Jeb Boyd about the upcoming 2020 Team Selection process, talks to Penn State’s Pete Allison about the Learning Connection Model, and checks in with PSIA-AASI Adaptive Team members Geoff  Krill and Josh Spoelstra.

Listen to all three podcasts, and check out more podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher.

Jeb Boyd Chats About 2020 National Team Selection

First Chair catches up with PSIA-AASI National Team Head Coach Jeb Boyd, who talks about the 2020 PSIA-AASI National Team Selection process and how it helps the association select the nation’s best instructors to represent PSIA-AASI at the highest level. As a result, the team will embody three attributes outlined by the Teams Taskforce: lifelong learners, inspirational educators, and inspirational athletes. Take a listen and learn more about next steps for the 2020-24 PSIA-AASI National Team Selection event.

Learn More About the Learning Connection Model

First Chair catches up with Pete Allison of Penn State to discuss PSIA-AASI’s Learning Connection Model, which emphasizes a balanced focus on people skills (which tie into the culture of snowsports), technical skills (which are at the core of good technique), and teaching skills (which strengthen the student’s connection to snowsports).

Geoff Krill and Josh Spoelstra Discuss Adaptive Goals

First Chair catches up with Geoff Krill and Josh Spoelstra from the PSIA-AASI Adaptive Team to talk about what it’s like for them as they enter a tryout year for the team. Also, learn more about some of the most impactful events in the last 12 months of professional snowsports instruction.