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¦¦¦Alpine Biomechanics with Harold Smith

Dates: Thursday, March 2, 2023 - Friday, March 3, 2023 from 8:45 am - 4 pm ET (2 Days)
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Event Type: Education Clinic

Location: Mount Sunapee (NH) (Plan to meet your group on snow at the starting time listed above, outside the sunapee lodge. If we are notified of any change, we will email and/or text updated information to you. - Outdoor Registration)
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Host Division: Eastern

Registration Information:
- First Chair Rate: $220.00 (available through Wednesday, February 15)
- Last Chair Rate: $245.00
- CEUs: 12

Prerequisites: Current PSIA-AASI Membership

Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 23, 2023, 11:59 pm ET

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Course Description:
Course Name: Biomechanics
Discipline: Alpine
Time: 2 Days
Credits: 12 Continuing Education Credits
Environment: Green to Blue Terrain
Prerequisites: Minimum Level I Certified

Course Description:
This clinic will increase your understanding of the mechanical principles affecting movement of the body. We will explore how muscles and external forces on the skeletal structure affects a skier in motion. Participants will learn about the relationship between forces of nature and a skier's path of travel. We will identify the forces of motion and how they are absorbed, directed, and maintained during a turn. We can then see how the mechanical significances of the fundamental skills interact during a skiing turn as well as explain the mechanics of both efficient and inefficient movements during the turn.
Learning Experiences:
Specific activities will vary depending on the group and environmental conditions; however, they will typically include:
• Understand the mechanical principles relative to motion.
• Understand the skeletal structure and how motion affects that structure
• Understand Newton's Laws of motion and how they apply to skiing
• Understand how friction plays a part in skiing
• Understand the law of universal gravitation
• Understand centrifugal/centripetal force and function
• Understand the biomechanics of skiing and how that affects balance, rotary movements edging movement and pressure management.