Children’s Specialist 1

February 25, 2019 @ 8:30 am – February 26, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Diamond Peak
1210 Ski Way
Incline Village, NV 89451
Event Code:
Children’s Specialist L1

This 2-day event explores the CAP model (how kids think, move, and feel) and teaching progressions for children in different age zones. We will also explore children’s movement patterns “kids moveology”, and work on your own skiing/riding skills and improvement. On day 2 we cover building kid friendly teaching progressions with the Play Drill Adventure Summary method as well as focus on your own skiing/riding development. We’ll finish the day with informal group teaching presentations. This is a pass/fail event.


  • Must be a Certified Level I Instructor, current with PSIA-AASI membership.
  • Must complete the CS1 Workbook containing the online exam prior to registering for the course.


  • Children’s Specialist Western Division online resources (free!)
  • Manuals, handbooks, & guides available for purchase online via the National Accessories Catalog
    • Children’s Instruction Manual, 2nd edition (2008) – required, use to complete Workbook
    • Core Concepts for Snowsports Instructors (2008) – required
    • Teaching Snowsports Manual (2018)
    • Children’s Alpine Teaching Handbook – suggested
    • Children’s Snowboard Teaching Handbook (2017) – suggested