SBINZ E-Learning and Manual

SBINZ have developed various online e-learning courses. These resources can be accessed through your member profile, or directly here (login is still required)… Snowboard E-Learning.

Visit the downloads page to download the SBINZ Instructor’s Manual.

SBINZ Learning Resource Videos

The following educational videos were created by the 2015-2019 Technical Team to help build instructors’ understanding on a number of topics. The goal was to explore each topic further than what the manual goes into.

SBINZ Demo / Riding Task Videos

The following videos are designed to showcase the different riding tasks and demonstrations required at each level of certification. These are not instructional “how to” videos. They are simply designed to demonstrate each riding task for candidates sitting SBINZ certifications.

Trainer’s Certification Articles

The articles below have been written by instructors and examiners when going through their Trainer’s Cert. process. They are vast and varied however, the topics discussed may not be the exact opinion of SBINZ, but they present many great learning opportunities nonetheless.

How Music Affects Performance

By Josh Taylor in 2017. Every snowboarder has a preference as to whether or not they enjoy listening to music whilst riding. This is definitely a personal choice that can be influenced by past experiences of trying it out or even as to what your peers choose to do....

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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, or when we should be instructing and when we should be coaching. ...

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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 to what we as industry professionals can do to prevent any further decline. The issue that...

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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 and is it good for our industry? No is quite blatantly the answer. So here are some tools and ideas on giving a...

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Music and Snowboarding

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 as the X-games or Air and style, to the dude/dudesses sliding around the mt with headphones...

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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 wants of the instructors with the needs of the Snow sports School can be a difficult task. There’s...

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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 is to create life-long snowboarders, and certain forms of motivation are essential...

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Guest Satisfaction

By Ryan Thompson in 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 the snowboard industry from the other leisure and travel options to...

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Methods for Methods

By Rhys Jones in 2010. The Method Air is the classic snowboard trick; a firm favourite for snowboarders since its origins.  Although to some people the Method may not be a difficult trick, to do one with style and panache is arguably one of the greatest challenges in...

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Branching Out

By Kelly Barclay in 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 job easier. To a Trainer/Examiner the basic stance is a standard by which to coach, it is a means in which to assess,...

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Spin To Win

By Dan Smith in 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 catch a toe edge when they reach the lip of the jump?! If the students were lucky enough they will...

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