Tips for New Instructors

Tips for New Instructors

Congratulations – you have nailed the interview, passed instructor training, and formally become a ski instructor. Now you are going to take a group of ski learners to the beginner trail. If this is their first-time skiing, they are nervous. But they probably don’t...
Why Should Coaches Calm Down in a Race?

Why Should Coaches Calm Down in a Race?

It is common to hear coaches yelling at racers along the race course, “Pressure!” “Forward!” Obviously we don’t see this in a world cup race, but even in world cup races, we could still hear coaches’ high-pitched voice before the...
Three Characteristics of a Good Ski Instructor

Three Characteristics of a Good Ski Instructor

1. Power of One.  A good ski instructor can quickly identify ONE important issue to fix.  It often needs multiple drills and multiple runs to fix a problem, so don’t expect the instructor to work on too many things, which actually could be counter-productive.  Within...