Children’s Specialist 2 w/Spring Convention

April 26, 2019 @ 8:30 am – April 28, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Mammoth Mountain
10001 Minaret Rd
Mammoth Lakes
CA 93546
$360 + $15 lift ticket/day (paid at resort)
Event Code:
Children’s Specialist L2

This is a three-day event that assists instructors at designing and implementing creative, appropriate and movement oriented lesson plans for children 4-14. These lesson plans are focused at the high intermediate through expert level of the selected discipline. The idea is for the participants to demonstrate their ability to understand and use teaching principles provided in the Children’s Manual and other materials to develop polished and creative lesson plans. Each participant gives a full presentation lasting 45  minutes, with follow up feedback from the group on the last day of the course. Participants should have an in-depth understanding of the CAP Model utilizing previous lesson experiences. Real vs. Ideal movement patterns at higher skill levels will be reviewed. Creative and experimental lesson planning will be emphasized. This course is very interactive.



  • Must be a Certified Level 2 or 3 Instructor (Alpine, Snowboard, Nordic, Adaptive), current with PSIA-AASI membership.
  • Must have completed the Children’s Specialist 1.  (Level 2-3 Certified instructors in any discipline may petition for special permission to skip the CS1 requirement.)
  • Print & complete the CS2 Workbook and deliver to the clinician on the first day of the event.


  • 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