People Skills Multisport by USA

This topic was setup for delivery over two sessions on the final day of Interski; one in the morning led by US Snowboard Eric Rolls and one in the afternoon led by US skiers Jonathon Ballou and Ann Schorley. From SBINZ, we had one of our team attend in the morning...

PLAYGrounds for Success by USA

Imagine a playground full of snow in the middle of Bulgaria! One of the coolest parts about Interski was seeing the collaboration between AASI and Burton unfold. They wanted to showcase what they believe the future of snow sports to be. The week prior to the congress,...

Stop Thinking, Start Learning by Switzerland

The Indoor Lecture Have you even taught a lesson and caught yourself rambling on and on? Your students were either thinking about what they want for lunch, pretending to listen out of respect. The Swiss indoor and on-snow presentations want to draw attention to these...

Snowboarding Fundamentals by USA

I was fortunate to go out on an on-snow clinic with Tony Macri from the USA National Team on the last day at Interski. Most of you will also know that Tony is an SBINZ Senior Examiner and sits on our own Snowboard Committee. Tony dominates in everything he does,...

Good Reasons to Introduce Freestyle to Beginners by Chile

On Friday morning I went to hang out with Daniel Casanga, Eduardo Batarce and Lily Richard from the Chilean team to learn more about why they are introducing freestyle to beginners. The overall goal of the clinic was to explore how we can use the benefits of movement...

Air to Carve by Korea

Leo, Richie and I had the opportunity to join the Koreans on-snow clinic today and based on the title we were pretty dam excited. They took us on a journey with their limited English, to-the-point approach and wowed us with their hard boot demonstrators. We learned...

Bridging the Gap – The Snowboard On-Snow Clinic

The on-snow clinic we delivered today at Interski looked at how we balance soft skills and hard skills in the SBINZ system, and what we do as an education body to bridge the gap between the two. Considering the Interski 2019 theme of Future.Snowsports, the utilisation...

Sit Down Snowboarding with the Netherlands

Yesterday morning there were several on-snow clinics to choose from. Let me show you the reason I decided to attend this one… When I walked past this set up in the base area I really wanted to know more, so I went and hung out with Gina, representing The...

A Multi-Sport Clinic by Poland

Yesterday, Claire and I joined in on a multi-sport on-snow clinic presented by the Ula (Urszula), representing Poland. The title of the clinic was “Track on snow as a didactic message”. With a little background homework we discovered that didactics is the theory of...

Customised Snowboard Technique from Sweden

The first snowboard indoor lecture of Interski 2019 was delivered by Sweden, to a full audience of fellow snowboarders from around the world. The organisers (namely Eric Sheckleton) kindly put a snowboard-specific venue in the plans this year, allowing all the looking...