3 New Webinars Kickoff this Week, Register Now!

You can still register for two new webinars from PSIA-AASI and two from the International Association Snowsports at University and Schools (IVSS), with three taking place this week. Register now to secure your spot in these fun, interactive educational events.

Knees with Steez: ACL and Knee Mastery Webinar

In this webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, March 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m. MST, Dr. Leslie Desrosiers, creator of ACL Strong, will teach you what you need to know about your knees so you can help them last a lifetime on the snow. Learn about the knees’ general structure, mechanics, stability, and ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries. Plan to participate in conversations centered on how knee injuries happen in snowsports and how you can avoid them. The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 9 at 5 p.m. MST.

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Optimized Learning and Teaching

In this webinar, scheduled for Wednesday, March 10, 6 p.m. MST, PSIA-AASI National Team members Robin Barnes, Dusty Dyar, Josh Fogg, and Dave Lyon, break down the OPTIMAL (Optimizing Performance through Intrinsic Motivation and Attention for Learning) theory of motor learning to help you learn how to apply these findings when you’re teaching on snow. The team members will share personal insights on this research from Drs. Rebecca Lewthwaite, Gabriele Wulf, and Nick Winkleman, author of “The Language of Coaching.” The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. MST.

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FREE IVSS Webinars

The following free webinars are brought to you through IVSS, an international education association.

Rethinking Movement Analysis – Integrating Tactics, Technique and Teaching

Ron LeMaster, renowned instructor, coach, and ski technique expert leads this session March 11, 2021 at 9 a.m. MST. You’ll be able to see “movement analysis” as not only analyzing the cause and effect relationships between movements skiers make with their bodies and the resulting behavior of their skis, but including, and most often starting with, analysis of the skiers’ intended movement down the hill and the tactics they adopt to achieve that movement. You will also understand how instructors should use the results of movement analysis as motivation for, but not be the content of, the teaching methods you use with your students. The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 9 at 3:59 p.m. MST.

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Basic Steps of Motor Learning in Alpine Skiing

Rado Pišo, PhD, Director at the Science and Research Centre of Koper, Slovenia and Member of Executive Board of SITAS Ski Instructors and Trainer Association of Slovenia, will lead this session Thursday, March 25 at 9 a.m. MDT. He will speak on ski instruction, which is a cognitive process in which the learners acquire new skills and thus enrich their motor memory while simultaneously developing the corresponding motor skills. The process of teaching and learning skiing will be presented to you from the learner’s point of view. You will learn about the mechanisms of the learner- centered approach to overcoming the spatio-temporal barriers in alpine skill acquisition. The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 23 at 3:59 p.m. MDT.

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