How to Become a Snowboard Instructor

Have you ever pictured yourself carving up light snow powder in Colorado? Have you imagined of being an instructor, showing kids and adults alike how to enjoy winter through snowboarding? All you need is this grave motivation and one winter season of fun learning.

Once the season ends, you will emerge as credible and knowledgeable snowboard instructor. Here is how to do it.

Whether you are searching for the ideal way to spend your gap year or get out of the daily grind of work, starting a new career in instructing snowboarding could be your next journey of a lifetime!

Selecting a Course Period

There are lots of courses on snowboard instructing offered by numerous training organizations worldwide. Each of them gives you the chance to have the ultimate snowboarding experience and the chance to qualify for an instructing career in your favorite snow sport. If you were to enroll in any of them, choose an organization that can facilitate your employment immediately after successfully finishing their training program. Courses on snowboard instructing could run from 5 days to 90 days, depending on your preference. You have the freedom to engage in training to earn you basic qualification or in one that provides intensive coaching. If you are really serious in this career path, you might as well opt for a long-running course and attempt to pass more comprehensive requirements and challenges and winter sports-based gap years. Such extensive programs are being offered largely by British training operators. However, gap year training alternatives can also be acquired in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.

Securing International Recognition

If you desire to obtain professional qualifications to instruct snowboarding, make sure to carefully pick a course that offers you an internationally recognized credential. Pursuing an internationally recognized qualification in snowboard instructing will immensely help you land the job you have been dreaming of. You will increase the likelihood of getting the best snowboarding in the world right before you, combined with every opportunity to hone your skills in your beloved sports. Indeed, an international qualification is your only gate pass to work anywhere in the world. Therefore, always check the credentials of the institution you are training under.

Four of the internationally recognized ski and snowboarding qualifications include BASI, or the British Association of Snowsport Instructors; CSIA, or the Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance; CASI, or the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors; and the NZSIA, or the New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance.

The Rookie Academy offers Copper Colorado USA Snowboard Instructor Courses that ranges from a 5-week level 1 course from January 9 through February 14, 2010 for only USD7,450 (early season price) to a 19-week Level 1&2 course plus internship from November 30, 2009 through April 11, 2010 for only USD14,950 (early season price).

The goal of learning scientific and formalized instruction methods is to learn how to properly relay principles and techniques in executing the sports to just about any student, regardless of age, gender, and level of skill. A good training organization should be able to inculcate to you the needing teaching principles to enable you to advance in your career.


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