Useful downloads to help you on your coaching journey.

The resources below are available for instructors and coaches to use not only to develop those they are working with but also to support them in developing themselves. We are passionate about developing people and enabling people to become expert within the remit of their award.

There are tools to help coaches develop themselves as well as resources to help them to develop others.

UK Snowsports Coaching Conference 2021

Climbing a Mountain wearing a “Pac-A-Mac” – Stuart Armstrong
This presentation was by our Key Note speaker Stuart Armstrong from The Talent Equation    
How to build a positive learning environment for people to thrive – Deena Blacking
An interactive session from Deena Blacking of Drivetrain
Promoting Success Through Injury Prevention – Kelly Wild
Kelly takes us through her latest research on how skiers can benefit from taking simple steps in not only helping prevent injuries in skiing but improving performance at the same time.
“It’s not what’s inside your head, but what your head’s inside of.” – Tom Hartley
Tom Hartley of UK Coaching helping us to pull together and influence the environment

Tools for Coaches

Mentoring & Supervision for Trainee Instructors and Coaches
The webinar is for instructors and coaches who are interested in or already support aspirant and trainee instructors and coaches with mentoring or supervision. This was recorded on the 23rd of June 2020.
CPD Basic Reflection
CPD Reflection - any learning you do whether formal or informal will benefit form you reflecting on it. Reflection can help deepen the learning and help you realise how you can apply the learning into your coaching. This sheet can help you structure that reflection.
Learning Log
Record key information about learning you have done in the following Learning Log. This is suitable for all  awards in all disciplines.

Coaching Resources

Using environmental constraints for improving skill acquisition By Tomasz Ondrusz
By Tomasz Ondrusz Within Snowsport England (SE) coaching scheme we tend to focus on developing skill which we understand as: “The learned ability to bring about pre-determined results with maximum certainty and with minimum outlay of time or effort or both" (Barbara Knapp), in other words to do "what you intend with high repeatability and efficiency”. The learners (whether beginners or elite performers) use feedback to modify their performance. Here feedback is a specific term meaning 'Information used by the performer during a skilful performance'. This includes prior beliefs, memories, knowledge, as well as sensory information to which the skier is attending. This information will be modified by the performer's perception and emotional state and will be used to automatically select their response.
What’s the right width to have your feet apart?
What’s the right width to have your feet apart? This article was submitted by Rob Blyth (Kendal Snowsports Club) with Tomasz Ondrusz
Performance Profile – editable
The purpose of the disc is to give a visual representation of the scores which can be efficiently reviewed. In its simplest form the profile is a tool for raising awareness of current abilities and performance qualities. It can also serve to clarify understanding and underpinning knowledge. The act of creating the profile and displaying it focuses the attention of the participant and coach on the snapshot of what is real at that moment. This performance profile is most effective when used in conjunction with other coaching tools such as SMARTER goal setting and the Intention/Attention feedback loop.
UK Anti-Doping

As coaches, you are vital in helping your athletes develop the right values, attitudes and behaviours that we would associate with being a good sportsperson.

The coach-athlete relationship is very special. Your role goes beyond developing the technical sporting skills they need to perform at their best. Developing the person is a fundamental part of being a great coach.

You most likely know your athlete(s) better than anyone else – their personality, how they cope, levels of resilience and what motivates them.

Help them navigate the highs and lows of their sporting endeavours, making sure that during the lows they always make the right choices.

Anti-Doping Rules apply to you too. So, don’t let one bad decision ruin a potential sporting career – your athlete’s or yours.

For more information CLICK HERE

A Guide To Visually Impaired Friendly Sport by British Blind Sport
This resource is all about helping sport providers to be Visually Impaired (VI) friendly through their provision of activities, training, resources and support. British Blind Sport and UK Coaching have teamed up to create an online training course

Performance (Alpine and Park & Pipe)

World Anti-Doping Code 2021
UKAD Anti-doping Rule Violations Explained
How well do you know the ADRVs under the 2021 World Anti Doping Code?
Clean Sport
Everyone involved in sport has a duty and a responsibility to play their part in the journey towards clean sport. So what can you do?
What’s the right width to have your feet apart?
What’s the right width to have your feet apart? This article was submitted by Rob Blyth (Kendal Snowsports Club) with Tomasz Ondrusz
Alpine Performance Foundation Coach (L1)
UK Snowsport Alpine Performance Foundation Coach Award Overview and Assessment criteria
UK Snowsport Alpine Performance Club Coach (L2)
UK Snowsport Alpine Performance Club Coach (Level 2) Award overview, training and assessment
UK Snowsport Alpine Performance Head Coach (L3)
UK Snowsport Alpine Performance Head Coach (L3) overview
UK Snowsport Park & Pipe Foundation Performance Coach (L1)
UK Snowsport Park & Pipe Foundation Performance Coach (L1) overview
UK Snowsport Park & Pipe Club Performance Coach (L2)
UK Anti-Doping

As coaches, you are vital in helping your athletes develop the right values, attitudes and behaviours that we would associate with being a good sportsperson.

The coach-athlete relationship is very special. Your role goes beyond developing the technical sporting skills they need to perform at their best. Developing the person is a fundamental part of being a great coach.

You most likely know your athlete(s) better than anyone else – their personality, how they cope, levels of resilience and what motivates them.

Help them navigate the highs and lows of their sporting endeavours, making sure that during the lows they always make the right choices.

Anti-Doping Rules apply to you too. So, don’t let one bad decision ruin a potential sporting career – your athlete’s or yours.

For more information CLICK HERE

Development (Ski & Snowboard)

What’s the right width to have your feet apart?
What’s the right width to have your feet apart? This article was submitted by Rob Blyth (Kendal Snowsports Club) with Tomasz Ondrusz
UK Snowsport Snowboard Foundation Instructor (Level 1)
Snowboard Foundation Instructor (Level 1) Award overview, training, and assessment
UK Snowsport Snowboard Instructor (L2)
UK Snowsport Snowboard Instructor (L2) Overview
UK Snowsport Ski Foundation Instructor (Level 1) overview
UK Snowsport Ski Foundation Instructor Award Overview and Assessment criteria
UK Snowsport Ski Instructor (Level 2) Overview
UK Snowsport Ski Instructor Award Overview and Assessment criteria
UK Snowsport Ski Foundation Instructor & Instructor (L1 & L2) Refresher
UK Snowsport Ski Foundation Instructor & Instructor (L1 & L2) Refresher Overview
UK Snowsport Alpine Development Coach (L4)
UK Snowsport Development Coach (L3) Award Overview

Nordic

World Anti-Doping Code 2021
UKAD Anti-doping Rule Violations Explained
How well do you know the ADRVs under the 2021 World Anti Doping Code?
Clean Sport
Everyone involved in sport has a duty and a responsibility to play their part in the journey towards clean sport. So what can you do?
Cross Country Ski Instructor Level 1
Cross Country Ski Instructor Level 1 award overivew
Cross Country Ski Instructor Level 2
Cross Country Ski Instructor Level 2 award overview
Cross Country Ski Coach Level 3
Cross Country Ski Coach Level 3 Award Overview
Cross Country Ski Coach Level 4
Cross Country Ski Coach Level 4 award overview
Telemark Level 1 Instructor
Telemark Level 1 Instructor Overview
Telemark Level 2 Instructor
Telemark Level 2 Instructor Overview
Nordic Proficiency Awards
UK Snowsport Roller Ski Instructor Level 1
UK Snowsport Roller Ski Instructor Level 1 overview
UK Snowsport Roller Ski Instructor Level 2
UK Snowsport Roller Ski Instructor Level 2 training and assessment overview