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BASI Level 1 training

Below is the Assessment Criteria for the BASI Alpine Level 1. You need to be able to perform at the level in the areas listed below and should centre your training around this. Training you receive from ICE on a Performance and Preparation course, will focus on these areas and will look at these outcomes relative to your performance to ensure you get the most from the course.

Performance and Preparation courses are taught exclusively by BASI Trainers who work with the Assessment Criteria all the time so are fully of where the level lies and is in a position to offer advice as to where your level is. Please consult your trainer at any stage during a course for an appraisal on your level next to the criteria. Performance and Preparation courses focus mainly on achieving the Technical Assessment Criteria and the Teaching Criteria is listed for interest purposes only.

BASI Alpine Level 1 Activity Technical Assessment Criteria

Central Theme
 Perform all phases of CT.
 Clearly show definition between each phase of the central theme.
 Understand how to achieve effective posture and balance.
 You may have feedback and cues from the Trainer.

Piste Long
 Cleanly carve of the last 2/3rds of turns on a green or easy blue piste without traverse.
 Understand how to achieve effective posture and balance.

Piste Short
 Perform round parallel turns on a blue or easy red piste without traverse.
 Use a variety of corridor widths.
 Show some grip through the turns.
 Show the ability to maintain a constant speed.
 Understand how to achieve effective posture and balance.

BASI Alpine Level 1 Activity Teaching Assessment Criteria

Understanding

Understanding The Central Theme
 Describe the central theme in relation to the fundamental elements with reference to written material if necessary

Understanding Beyond the Central Theme
 Describe how the fundamental elements link to piste performance
 Develop an awareness of how the fundamental elements link to the other strands

Performance Analysis – The Central Theme
 Identify and evaluate major faults and provide effective solutions for the learner

Performance Analysis – Beyond the Central Theme
 Develop a basic understanding of major faults and effective solutions in piste performance

Understanding Learning
 Develop a basic understanding of the TIED model
 Show a basic understanding of the skill acquisition model
 Develop an awareness of the different teaching styles
 Show a basic understanding of goal setting and the relevance to snowsport teaching

Delivery

Enjoyment
 Ensure that the principle of maximum class activity is employed during teaching sessions
 Sessions should result with a sense of achievement for the learners

Communication
 Be clear, concise and audible with your instructions
 Ensure that your message relates to the goals of your session
 Show an awareness of how different ways of communicating will affect different types of learner (VAK)
 Develop an awareness of the importance of listening to learners and reacting appropriately

Feedback
 Deliver feedback in a supportive, positive way
 Deliver feedback that is directly related to the task
 Show an understanding of the relevance of intrinsic and extrinsic feedback
 Develop an awareness of how the TIED model provides a feedback loop

Achieving the Goals
 Show the ability to build the team
 Establish appropriate group goals and work towards achieving them

Structure and Content
 Tailor the session to the needs of the individuals in the group
 Deliver planned sessions that flow from introduction through to conclusion

Reviewing
 Develop an understanding of reviewing skills

Safety

Principles
 Show a comprehensive understanding of the Ski-way Code and of the FIS regulations

People
 Demonstrate safe group management and injury prevention procedure
 Show an effective understanding of an emergency procedure

Equipment/Lifts
 Show a comprehensive understanding of how to keep groups members safe in relation to equipment and lifts

Mountain Environment
 Show a comprehensive understanding of how to keep groups members safe in relation to the mountain environment

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