2020 PSIA-AASI National Team Selection

The 2020 PSIA-AASI National Team Selection process helps PSIA-AASI select the nation’s best instructors to represent the association at the highest level. As a result, the team will embody these three attributes outlined by the Teams Taskforce:

  • Lifelong learners
  • Inspirational educators
  • Inspirational athletes

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The PSIA-AASI National Team is selected on a “best in the nation” concept. For 2020, there is no set maximum number of team members. Every four years, men and women are chosen to represent the association following a rigorous selection process and will serve a four-year term. To serve another term, incumbent team members follow the same selection process. The team’s manager and coaches are appointed before the 2020 selection process starts. The following discipline groups make up the National Team.

  • Adaptive: May include adaptive alpine, snowboard, and cross-country members
  • Alpine 
  • Cross Country
  • Freestyle Specialist: May include at least one ski and/or snowboard member
  • Snowboard
  • Telemark 

The PSIA-AASI National Team supports PSIA-AASI’s vision: “Create lifelong adventures through education.”

Team Mission: Support our membership and member schools as part of the snowsports industry to:

  • Develop personally and professionally
  • Create and nurture positive learning experiences
  • Grow enthusiasm and excitement for our profession

This vision supports the ONE TEAM concept that encourages collaboration through learning and growth across all snowsports disciplines. The 2020 selection process outcome will build a team that best represents the Learning Connection Model, highlighted in the Teaching Snowsports Manual.

A PSIA-AASI Team member exemplifies the highest level of skill performance in the following areas:

Successful team members are comfortable adapting in a variety of situations when it comes to subject matter, social settings, travel, and varying environments. Potential PSIA-AASI National Team members are leaders or emerging leaders, in the snowsports industry and are performing similar functions within their home schools and division.


2020 PSIA-AASI National Team Selection
Application Submission Process

Welcome to the 2020 PSIA-AASI National Team Selection Application Process. Thank you for your commitment to serve the association and further your professional development in snowsports education.  This section will provide the details necessary to submit your application. To download a PDF version of this checklist, click here.  

  1. Register for the application process here:  2020 Team Selection.
    1. You must register for the application process before submitting your packet.
    2. Registration opens Tuesday, Oct.  1, 2019
  2. Submit your application packet with the information below by the 5 p.m. MDT, Thursday, Jan.  9, 2020 deadline.
    1. Cover letter (≤ 1000 words)
      1. Share how you see your contributions and experience will benefit the team and association.
      2. To be submitted as a Word or PDF document.\
    2. Resume (two pages maximum)
      1. Include professional key milestones (e.g. presentations, authored materials, relevant activities outside of ski or snowboard teaching, foreign language competencies, special credentials, etc.)
      2. To be submitted as a Word or PDF document.
    3. References
      1. Names and contact information, including phone number and email address, of 3 professional and 2 personal references.
      2. Division nomination letter from Operational Leader
    4. A video (≤ 5 minutes in length, edited and produced by you)
      1.  Please answer/speak to the following:
        1. Introduce yourself and explain what makes you who you are.
        2. Share your commitment to snowsports instruction and why you want to serve on the national team.
        3. Share what you believe to be the team’s purpose, and how you will contribute on the team to the association’s success.
        4. What does a successful team member look like?
      2. Specifications
        1. To be uploaded here:  submit your video AND to YouTube, Vimeo or similar video hosting site with link to be sent with your application.
        2. If you choose to not make your video public, please provide any necessary access (password) information to allow viewing by the PSIA-AASI National Team Selection Task Force.
        3. Please note: The video needs to be of sufficient quality to be viewed comfortably (in focus, clear sound at a sufficient volume) on a desktop computer or laptop. 
    5. Writing sample of one instructional tip (≤ 500 words)
      1. Highlight the application of a specific technique, movement, or teaching strategy
      2. Audience:  PSIA-AASI membership reading a national publication.
      3. This is to be an original, unpublished work
      4. To be submitted as a Word or PDF document.

All files are to be named according to the following protocol:

(member name) _ (member number] _ (file name). (file type)
example:  Jerry McJibbons_110000_Cover Letter.doc

  1. Please email your entire application packet of materials to: teams@thesnowpros.org by attaching all documents to the communication and providing your video link (YouTube, Vimeo or other) in the body of the email.

We look forward to reviewing your application!


Application Deadlines

  • Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 - Formal online application opens on thesnowpros.org.
  • Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 - Formal online application closes at 5 p.m. MST.
  • PSIA-AASI will not accept incomplete or late application packets from candidates.

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