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EAPSI SYSTEM OVERVIEW

EAPSI Level 1 essentially requires people to be able to demonstrate on video:
  • That they can teach from complete beginners (all ages including little children and nervous or elderly people) up to being completely comfortable on red terrain with complete knowledge of the "Fast track to Parallel" for skiers and up to "Intermediate sliding turns" for snowboarders on BLUE terrain.
  • Level 1 also require candidates to demonstrate a clear, consistent and safe ability to navigate all terrain including expert/ black gradient off piste and bumps independently and without guidance.
  • Level 1 also requires candidates to demonstrate solid and consistent ability for carving on blue terrain.

EAPSI Level 2 essentially requires people to be able to demonstrate on video:

  • That they can teach up to Expert level skiers/ boarders including clear knowledge of the 5 core skills: Stance and Balance, Rotation/ Pivoting/ Steering, Edging, Pressure Control and Timing and Coordination.
  • A clear knowledge of the different learning types (thinkers, doers, watchers/ copiers).
  • A clear knowledge of the teaching cycle and different teaching styles -Whole- part- whole, guided discovery, building block, creative discovery. 
  • Understand clearly and appropriately how to teach on: Piste, Off Piste, Bumps, Steeps and Variable snow conditions (Ice, Slush, Powder). 
  • They must also be able to understand the Level 1 material well enough to be able to teach it to others.

EAPSI Level 3 essentially requires people to be able to demonstrate on video:
  • That they have such a complete knowledge and ability of skiing or snowboarding that they can adapt to all situations comfortably on all terrain, demonstrate total enthusiasm, professionalism and passion appropriately modified and made relevant to the people being taught.
  • They must be able to comfortably teach all the Level 2 material to others and be able to video other people at Level 2 standard while riding/ skiing at high speed and focus on the subject without too much camera wobble so that the video can be used for a Level 2 EAPSI video profile. They must have such a complete knowledge of the Level 1 material that they can EVALUATE the Level 1 Exams.

EAPSI Level 1 Teaching Example Template- Snowboard Beginner Progression



Learn To Snowboard Lesson 1 - Introduction To Equipment And Basic Mobility
Learn To Snowboard Lesson 2 - Balanced Sliding In A Straight Line (Straight Running)


 Learn To Snowboard Lesson 3 - 'J' Turn One Footed Stopping Exercise
 Learn To Snowboard Lesson 4 - Basic Stance Position & Introduction To Edges


 Learn To Snowboard Lesson 5 - Balance And Introduction To Side Slipping
 Learn To Snowboard Lesson 6 - Side Slipping Exercises (Falling Leaf/Pendulum)

 Learn To Snowboard Lesson 7 - Introduction To Basic Turns, Going Straight In The Fall Line
 Learn To Snowboard Lesson 8 - Learning Isolated Turns & Introduction To Linking Turns
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