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Located on this page are documents and links to podcasts and videos that pertain to Snowsports & OET  to provide resources for instructors, patrollers, or candidates.   For any questions contact Brian Monroe,  OET advisor:      Newly added material has been signified with a     New!   Highly Recommended material has been signified with a

Outdoor Emergency Transportation Manual

The ABC’s of the Outdoor Emergency Transportation Program  (Abbreviations) 5 Fundamentals for Skiers & Associated Drills.
OET Toboggan Training Supplemental Toboggan Enhancement Seminar
(TES) Guide
6 Fundamentals for Snowboarders
10 Toboggan Tips  Toboggan Trainers Workshop
(TTW) Guide 
6 Fundamentals for Telemark Skiers
Taking it Forward Card:   Boyne 2019  Senior Program Manual- Revised 2021 Terms Used in Skiing
The 6 Pack & Lesson Plans Senior Toboggan TE Observation Form Terms Used in Snowboard
6-Pack Lesson Card Toboggan Refresher
“Frosty” (TREF)
Center of Mass over Base of Support & Physics of Skiing New!

Movement Analysis Handout

OET Skills:  new course for simple in-area training of toboggan skills. Not for Senior Credit.  

Training/Event Release  rev 11/20

OET Instructor Continuing

Deb Armstrong How to Use Video



PSIA/AASI  Fundamentals Videos 

5 Skiiing Fundamentals Video 6 Snowboard Fundamentals Video 6 Telemark Fundamentals Video

Toboggan Maneuvers

These examples are from the NSP Central Division Senior Standard Videos.  While these maneuvers are shown at the Senior level, they represent excellent demonstrations for any patroller or candidate.

Alpine Unloaded Approach Snowboard Approach Telemark Approach
Alpine Lead Toboggan Descent Snowboard Toboggan Delivery  Telemark Lead Descent
Alpine Tail Toboggan Snowboard Lead Toboggan Descent Telemark Tail Toboggan
Loaded Toboggan: Moguls Snowboard Tail Toboggan Loaded Toboggan: Moguls 
  SB Loaded Toboggan:  Moguls  


NSP Central Division Senior Stanardard Videos
These examples are from the NSP Central Division Senior Standard Videos.  While these maneuvers are shown at the Senior level, they represent excellent demonstrations for any patroller or candidate.

Groomed Slope Skiing Groomed Slope Riding Groomed Slope Skiing
Steep Slope Skiing Steep Slope Riding Steep Slope Skiing
Mogul & Ungroomed Skiing Mogul & Ungroomed Riding Mogul & Ungroomed Skiing



Any videos with NSP leading the title are examples are from the NSP Central Division Senior Standard Videos.  While these maneuvers are shown at the Senior level, they represent excellent demonstrations for any patroller and candidate.

Wedge Turn Side Slip Wedge Turn
NSP Sideslip Video  NSP Falling Leaf Video NSP Side Slip Video
Traverse1  Traverse 2 Flat Spins Traverse

NSP Falling Leaf Video
Deb Armstrong: Falling Leaf 

Traverse NSP Falling Leaf Video

NSP Emergency  Stop Video
Deb Armstrong: Hockey Stop

NSP Emergency Stop Videos NSP Emergency Stop Video
NSP Pivot Slip Video How to Twist 180’s NSP Pivot Slip Video
W-Turn/Dipsey Doo    
Kick Turns   Climbing Up Hill  

Ohio OET Minute Tips

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  Traverse Tips   Tail Rope Operation  in the Moguls
  Hockey Stop Tips   Mogul Practice with Brush Gates
      360o Toboggan Run:  See all angles

please keep checking back in for additional videos.

PSIA/AASI First Chair Podcasts

The PSIA/AASI Podcast is a short discussion with excellent snow sports teachers in various disciplines.  The podcasts are 10-20minutes in length and delve into Teaching and Technical Items.  They have excellent ideas which we can utilize.  This is just a sample of what’s available.

Teaching Skills Skiing Fundamentals Skiing Technique Snowboard

The Learning Connection:  Matt Boyd

Dynamic Balance in Skiing: Emily Lovett

How to teach an Athletic Stance in skiing:  Brenna Keller

Snowboard Technique

How to Control Chaos:Matt Boyd (2 podcasts)  

Part:  #1.    Part #2

How to improve Touch with the fifth Fundamental

Ann Schorling Explains How to Incorporate People Skills into Your Lessons:

4 Ways to Move on a Snowboard (video)

Keep it Simple: Jonathan Ballou, Matt Boyd, Brenna Keller 

Why the Magic of Touch Will Improve Your Skiing

How Tactics Determine Your Technique: Josh Fogg  

Teaching People not Skills: Matt Boyd 

Jonathan Ballou Chats Alpine Fundamentals 

How Fundamentals are important to Movement Analysis


Teaching Skiing from the Snow Up:

Twisting Legs for Better Turns:

Movement Analysis:  Jonathan Ballou


Tracy Talks to The First Chair Podcast about Ski Patrol


How to take your skiing from Good to Awesome: Ballou    

Experiential Learning & Teaching (video)


How to take your skiing from Good to Awesome pt 2  

American Teaching System and Learning Connection: Matt Boyd (video)



How to cross-teach discipline lessons



How to Coach vs What You Coach    New!



PSIA Go With A Pro Videos

Deb Armstrong Skiing/Teaching Videos

Deb is a former Olympian and PSIA L3 who now coaches kids.  The videos below demonstrate skills that we all teach and are important to us.  But more importantly, listen to how she teaches these kids, many of whom are 10 years old or younger.  There are lessons here for all of us!

Balancing No Bracing Fore & Aft, Foot to Foot 1  Hip and Body Alignment 1 Indoor Activities to Simulate Ski Movements 
Discussion on Balance Fore & Aft Foot to Foot 2 Hip and Body Alignment 2 Ski conditioning: Balance
Training the Ankles Fore & Aft, Foot to Foot 3 Separation in Skiing  Center of Mass New!
Foot Pressures Edging Skills for Skiing  Skills and Drill for Skiing Moguls Understanding Stance in Skiing    New!
Stroking the Ski Ski Clinic Rotary Turn Demonstration & Explanation  Coaching & Instructing Women  Ankle Flexion, How and Why New!
Hockey Stop   New! Falling Leaf Drill     New! Use the Inside Leg to Turn  New! Forward and Ankle Flexion, The Difference Explained New!
Understanding STANCE, Flexion Adjustments New!  One Ski Skiing     New! Why Garlands Matter: Edging Skills    New! Core Connections in the Upper and Lower Body for the Beginner and Expert  New!
     Intermediate Skier, ReLeanrning: Exploration of getting better skiing First day of the Season, a focus for the Advanced Skier. New!


Skiing your feet: Rogan Drills for Separation: Rogan Making the Most of Your Edges Snowboard off Piste
Path of Hips: Rogan Balance with Separation: Beaulieu Flexing for an Easier Ride Ice Tip for Snowboards
Stance: Terry Barbour Front Leg Steering  for Faster Turns Snowboard Technical Manual: Carve  
3 Common  Mistakes in a Turn: Mike Rogan Experimental Learning outcomes: with  Jonathan Ballou.      New!    
Fundamentals Needed to Pass your PSIA L1:  Mike Rogan,  Great review of skiing concepts    New! Fundamentals Needed to Pass your PSIA L2:  Mike Rogan,  Great views of higher-level of skiing     New!    
Fundamentals Needed to Pass your PSIA L3: Mike Rogan.        New! Ski Width: What’s the best ski for you.      New!    


“How to Snowboard” for the Skiing OET Instructor

How to Snowboard 1 How to Snowboard 4 Edge Change with Flexion How to Ride Moguls
How to Snowboard 2 How to Snowboard 5 The Twist How to Ride Moguls 2
How to Snowboard 3 Ice Tips for Snowboarders Front Leg Steering  


Great Tools for Instructors:

There are many great tools for instructors.  Here are a few.

OneForm (Formerly Hudl Technique)  Video tool for the iPhone or Android.  Allows the instructor to video and use tools to analyze a patroller. Slow Motion and drawing on screen.   Videos can also be loaded into the problem from your camera roll.  You also have the ability to share videos with commentary and markups. Link
DOUBLE TAKE Transforms your iPhone into a multi-cam studio allowing you to capture video from two cameras at the same time on recent devices.  With this app you record both the lead and tail at the same time, or a video in both wide angle and telephoto. Link
KIDS KUBE Although designed for teaching kids to ski, this app can provide good videos and ideas how to teach various skills. Link



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updated: 12/30/2021

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