Documents - Coaching Resources

Roller Ski Instructor Level 1

UK Snowsport Roller Ski Instructor Level 1 award overview

Roller Ski Instructor Level 2

UK Snowsport Roller Ski Instructor Level 2 award overview

Roller Ski Level 3 Coach

UK Snowsport Roller Ski Coach Level 3 award overview

It’s Not What You Do, But The Way That You Do It




Practical application of tasks and focus of attention in skill development – Richard Barbour

A Needs Led Approach – Mark Bennett MBE

Keynote Presentation ” It’s not what you do but the way that you do” A needs led approach

Mark Bennett MBE has spent the last 30 years developing robust and scalable strategies and tools to help organisations, teams and individuals maximise the performance potential of themselves and the people they are influencing.

Mark hasn’t just developed the ‘how to’ tools and strategies to increase engagement, learning and performance; he has designed powerful interventions that support the change required to embed the behaviours and cultures that maximise performance.

He currently works as a consultant, coach trainer and mentor with various corporations, professional and national sport organizations, teams and Universities around the world, as well as Schools and community sports to help transform the leadership capabilities of every manager, coach and teacher that he comes in contact with. Put simply, Mark makes people better “influencers”.


Coaches Protocol

This document is a good practice guide in operating away from your home base whether you are in the UK or travelling abroad.

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

WADA 2023 PROHIBITED LIST: Summary of major modifications

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?

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

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.

Cross Country Ski Instructor Level 1

Level 1 On-snow award – V5- new 24

Cross Country Ski Instructor Level 2

Level 2 On-snow award – V5

Cross Country Ski Coach Level 3

Level 3 On-snow award – V5 RG

Cross Country Ski Coach Level 4

UK Snowsport 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

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 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 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 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

Learning Log

Record key information about learning you have done in the following Learning Log. This is suitable for all  awards in all disciplines.

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