Snowboard Resources

Why has there been a global decline of snowboarding?

By Freddie Bacon 2015 There is no one reason that can explain the global decline of snowboarding. In this article I will cover many reasons and offer my opinion as MORE »

GIVING THE RIGHT LESSON

By Luke Gillet 2015 Ever gone through the motions or just pulled out a stock standard lesson locked in your head? I’m sure we all have but is it fair MORE »

MUSIC & BOARDING

By Greg Samson 2015 Snowboarding and music go together like bacon & everything! From the tracks used on our favourite riding vids, and the live bands playing at comps such MORE »

Planning Engaging Clinics

By Rich Waldie 2015 Just like in a lesson, where the instructor has to balance their goals with that of the student, for a trainer planning a clinic reconciling the MORE »

Creating and Maintaining a Motivational Climate

By Tyler Kirk 2015 As instructors, trainers, coaches and mentors one of our primary focuses should be to facilitate and nurture motivation within our students. After all, our key role MORE »

Brain, Heart and Gut. How to make decisions like an old, wise man (or woman!).

By Josh Barkman, 2015 Often, people during their everyday life, end up questioning themselves as to what they should do, or what they should say when making decisions. It is MORE »

Guest Satisfaction

By Ryan Thompson 2011 In an era of world travel offering many different leisure activities the snowboard industry is in an extremely competitive market place. The challenge is to differentiate MORE »

The Memory Control System

By Paul Philip, 2005. After riding and teaching snowboarding for a number of years I have found that to truly teach the sport to a high level you must first MORE »

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

By Dayne Lewis, 2006. We’ve all heard the expression ‘actions speak louder than words’, but do we really understand how it can affect the learning outcome of our students? Our MORE »

Building New Progressions

By Keith Stubbs, 2006. How big is your ‘bag of tricks’? Instructors often refer to their ‘bag of tricks’ in reference to how many different teaching tools they have stored MORE »

Fast Track To Pipe

By James Lea, 2006. Instructing pipe is the most rewarding and exciting part of my job. When I think about pipe it’s like riding a wave; big bottom turn and MORE »

Injury Prevention

By Lionel Haldane, 2006. Unfortunately one does not have to be involved in the Snowboard Instructing industry for very long before becoming aware of the number and frequency of snowboarding MORE »

Psychological Preparation

By Richie Johnston, 2006. Physical preparation, technical skill and psychological readiness are the three fundamental steps to becoming the best rider you can be. However, psychological readiness is often most MORE »

Snowboarding’s Forgotten Muscles

By Lucien Gordon, 2006. Snowboarding is a very static sport when it comes to the muscles in our body. This is due to the nature of having our feet held MORE »

Spin To Win

By Dan Smith, 2007. When teaching frontside 360s, have you ever seen your students skid 90 degrees before takeoff and felt the need to shield your eyes as they almost MORE »

Branching Out

By Kelly Barclay, 2008. To a beginner ‘basic stance’ is the way to stand on a snowboard. For an Instructor basic stance is a tool to make his or her MORE »

The Difference Between Instructing and Coaching

By Craig “Renski” Reynolds Many new and old instructors are confused about the difference between snowboard instructing and snowboard coaching and are not sure whether we are instructors or coaches, MORE »