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Park&Pipe Performance Foundation CoachL1


Please note this is a 2 day course.

Venue: Llangrannog Ski Centre, Urdd Centre

Designed for working with children and entry standard competitors. Park & Pipe Performance Coach can plan and run training sessions appropriate for developing and challenging their athletes’ skills. This course is for skiers and snowboarders taking their first steps into coaching freestyle skiing and snowboarding.

The course is intended for aspirant instructors and coaches who will work with skiers at a UK artificial ski slope centre or club. 

By the end of this course participants should be able to: 

  1. Explain the role of a Foundation Coach
  2. Describe the philosophy of the UK Snowsport Coaching Scheme 
  3. Describe and show key aspects of the fundamentals of posture, edge, pressure, and rotation.
  4. Practice coaching as part of their workplace training 
  5. Plan session shadowing 
  6. Discuss exercises that they can do with their skiers / riders
  7. Explain the components of a good session 
  8. Able to deliver a structured training session
  9. Able to deliver parts of a Long-Term Athlete Development Programme (LTAD)
  10. Have been exposed to a basic decision-making process
  11. Able to deal with emergency procedures
  12. Able to set basic training courses 
  13. Start profiling their own performance against the outcome standards to create an ongoing personal action plan 

The face-to-face elements of this course will last for a minimum of 14 hours [or 2 days].

The course covers the fundamentals of coaching and working with novice athletes and prepares the candidates for further learning and workplace training.

The course will cover: 

  1. the candidates’ own personal performance 
  2. the fundamentals of freestyle skiing/boarding
  3. the fundamentals of working with novice athletes including planning and delivering safe, enjoyable sessions, which build the foundations for further learning

Covid 19 payment guarantee - if the course or you (the participant) are affected by covid 19, a full refund will be given.

For more information please see the course download or contact with your questions.

What to bring

Please wear clothing appropriate to the weather conditions on the day.


Participants must be 16 yrs of age at the start of the course.

£199 for adults
No times available

Where we'll meet

Llangrannog Ski Centre Urdd Centre Llandysul SA44 6AE

Snowsport Cymru Wales
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