Top 10 PSIA-AASI First Chair Podcasts of 2020

Happy 2021! As we carve and slide into the New Year, here is a look back at the 10 most listened to PSIA-AASI First Chair Podcasts of 2020.

1) Part 1 – Family Group Lesson Strategies with Brian Smith

PSIA Alpine Team member Brian Smith chats about how to manage a family group lesson.

2) Nick Herrin Chats COVID & Reopening the Ski Season

First Chair catches up with PSIA-AASI CEO Nicholas Herrin about how the ski and snowboard industry is working together to reopen this winter.

3) Jennifer Simpson Shares Her ER Nurse Experience with COVID-19 Patients

PSIA Alpine Team member Jennifer Simpson Weier, who moonlights in her off-season as an emergency room nurse, shares her experience working as a frontline ER provider in Minnesota.

4) Part 2 – Family Group Lesson Strategies with Brian Smith

Brian Smith shares more top tips for teaching great family lessons.

5) Back on Snow with Melodie Buell, Dave Lyon, and Michael Rogan

First Chair catches up with PSIA Alpine Team Coach Michael Rogan, PSIA Alpine Team member Dave Lyon, and PSIA-AASI Northwest member Melodie Buell about their participation in Dave Lyon’s race Camps at Timberline Ski Area, Mt. Hood in Oregon.

6) How to Make a Living as a Full Time Ski Instructor

Zoe Mavis of Big Sky, Montana, and Pete Allison, from Penn State University, talk about how to make a living as a full-time ski or snowboard instructor.

7) A Strange End to Our Season

Stacey Gerrish talks about a message she shared with Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard school instructors about the early end to the ski and snowboard season last year and reflects about how she found a silver lining during interesting times.

8) What is The Learning Connection?

PSIA-AASI National Team Head Coach, Jeb Boyd, and PSIA-AASI Director of Education, Dave Schuiling, talk about the Learning Connection model and how two of the three tenets, teaching and people skills, are the same across all disciplines.

9) How to Build Your Client Base with Brian Donovan

PSIA-AASI Eastern Division member, Brian Donovan, chats about how instructors can work to build their client base for ski and snowboard lessons this season.

10) Certification Standards with Jeb Boyd and Dave Schuiling

Jeb Boyd and Dave Schuiling talk about PSIA-AASI’s certification standards and the work that’s being done with PSIA-AASI’s education leaders, including the Education Leadership Council and the PSIA-AASI National Team, to update these standards.

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