PSIA Certified Level III
Cross-Country Skiing
Assessment Form
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Level III
Meets Standards
Does Not Meet Standards
Assessment Scale for Certified Level III:
1
Essential elements were not observed or not present.

2
Essential elements are beginning to appear.

3
Essential elements appear, but not with consistency.

4
Essential elements appear regularly at a satisfactory level.

5
Essential elements appear frequently, above required level.

6
Essential elements appear continuously, at a superior level.
Assessment Criteria
Instructor Decisions & Behavior
Attained
Did Not Attain
Professionalism and Self Management: Promotes a professional environment by adapting behaviors to positively affect others. (Continual Assessment)
Needs/Safety
Address group and individual needs for esteem.
Behavior Management
Adapts behaviors for positive group and individual interaction.
Section Average: Must be 4 or above to meet Learning Outcome
Skiing Performance
Attained
Did Not Attain
Demonstrates mastery of the XC Fundamentals in both classic and skate technique to demonstrate specific outcomes through the advanced skill level in a wide variety of terrain.
Downhill
Optimize speed and change of direction on downhills. (must pass 4 or above)
Continuously Ski
30 minutes in a wide variety of terrain, classic or skate. (must pass 4 or above)
Downhill Assessment Activities (click to select):
X
Hockey Stop
Parallel Turn
Skate Turn
Telemark Turn
Classic
Pushoff
Control the power of the ski and pole push to optimize speed.
Weight Transfer
Optimize the center of mass (CM) in relation to the base of support (fore/aft and side to side).
Glide
Control optimal duration of glide.
Versatility
Demonstrate versatility in a wide variety of terrain.
Section Average: Must be 4 or above to meet Learning Outcome
Classic Assessment Activities (click to select):
X
Diagonal Stride
Double Pole
Kick Double Pole
Transitions Diagonal to Herringbone
Skate
Pushoff
Control the power of the ski and pole push to optimize speed.
Weight Transfer
Optimize the center of mass (CM) in relation to the base of support (fore/aft and side to side).
Glide
Control optimal duration of glide.
Versatility
Demonstrate versatility in a wide variety of terrain.
Section Average: Must be 4 or above to meet Learning Outcome
Skate Assessment Activities (click to select):
X
Skate Turn
Transitions
V1
V2
V2-Alternate
This assessment form was last updated on February 4, 2022.