UKCP Snowboarding


16 yrs of age at start of the course

Snowboard Coach Level 1

Designed for working with children (specifically 5-12 years old) and entry standard competitors. Snowboard Coach L1 is able to plan and run training sessions appropriate for developing and challenging their athletes’ skills.

There are two main classroom based modules on the course:

  • Planning a Training Session
  • Making Difficult Decisions

On snow the following content is covered:

  • Structuring a training session
  • Technical elements of snowboarding
  • Understanding skill acquisition
  • Skill analysis
  • Video analysis
  • Working with children

Students are expected to be able to carve cleanly linked turns on blue terrain:

  • Ride linked turns switch confidently
  • Perform good ollies
  • Perform accurate 180° jumps on the slope
  • Jump straight-air on a box/jump of 4-7m
  • slide a box 50/50


Licensed Status

Snowboard Coach Level 1 + First Aid + Safeguarding Children + CRB / Disclosure Check

Snowboard Coach Level 1 LICENSED STATUS will be able to plan and run a training session for young athletes by themselves, within a closed environment. They will have been assessed on delivery, reviewing and action-planning their own coaching sessions and on personal skiing performance.


Equipment Requirements

Snowboard (Freestyle friendly) and a helmet are required. Impact shorts and a back protector are advisable.


Course Outcomes

  • Able to deliver a structured training session
  • Able to deliver parts of a Long Term Athlete Development Programme(LTAD)
  • Basic skills (skiing and coaching)
  • Able to inspire and motivate
  • Have coaching and communication skills
  • Able to paint a competent picture by demonstrating
  • Have been exposed to a basic decision making process
  • Able to deal with emergency procedures
  • An awareness of the Traffic Lights system for charting athlete progression
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