Cross Country

Certification Pathway

 

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Cross Country Level 1 Certification

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum 16 years of Age
  • Attend Cross Country Level 1 Prep Clinic
  • Complete the E-Learning Module: Delivering the Beginner Experience – Cross Country
  • Complete the XC level 1 E-Learning Course (Must be completed PRIOR to attending the 1-Day XC Level 1 Assessment)
  • Current on Dues & Credit Hours
  • If you have a background in XC coaching/teaching or hold  a Level 2 certification in another discipline there is a process for bypassing Level 1 certification.  Please see the additional notes at the bottom of page

Requirement:

  • Attend and pass all portions of the Cross Country 1 Certification.

Cross Country Level 2 Certification

Prerequisites:

  • Current on Dues & Credit Hours
  • Level 1 Cross Country Certified or Certified Level 2  in any other discipline (see additional notes at the bottom of the page)
  • Attend a Cross Country 2 Prep course
  • Complete the E-Learning Module: Delivering the Beginner Experience – Cross Country (not required but highly recommended)
  • Complete the XC level 1 E-Learning Course (not required but highly recommended)
  • Complete the Level 2 Certification Workbook and bring to first  morning  of the assessment.

Requirement:

  • Attend and pass all portions of the Cross Country 2 Certification.

Cross Country Level 3 Certification

Prerequisites:

  • Current on Dues & Credit Hours
  • Level 2 Cross Country Certified
  • Attend a Cross Country 3 Prep course
  • Complete the E-Learning Module: Delivering the Beginner Experience – Cross Country (not required but highly recommended)
  • Complete the Level 3 Workbook and turn in the first morning of the assessment. We highly recommend reviewing/completing the level XC level 1 E-Learning Course, this will help familiarize you with the New XC Certification National Standards of 2021.

Requirement:

  • Attend and pass all portions of the Cross Country 3 Certification.

Cross Country RMT Certificate

Prerequisites:

  • Current in Dues & Credit Hours
  • Level 3 Cross Country Certified
  • Attend a Rocky Mountain Trainer Prep clinic or attend XC PSIA Ed Staff Fall Training (to attend  PSIA Ed Staff Fall Training option you must contact XC chairperson prior and write a letter of intention of becoming a RMT)
  • Complete the E-Learning Module: Delivering the Beginner Experience – Cross Country
  • Complete  RMT Selection Workbook and turn in first morning of the selection. It is highly recommended that you complete the XC level 1 E-Learning Course and Level 1, 2 and 3 Work books.  This will help familiarize you with the New XC Certification National Standards of 2021.

Requirement:

  • Attend and pass all portions of the RMT selection

Additional Notes:

Skipping Level 1 Certification and going directly to Level 2 Certification Process

Achieving XC level 1 Certification is always highly recommended for anyone pursuing higher certification because the candidate will be more familiar with PSIA XC teaching methodologies and will have a greater chance at success in the higher certification process. However, to accommodate those rare instances where a XC Instructor has a wealth of experience and knowledge specific to teaching and performing in another sport/discipline and wants to go directly to higher certification, the following guidelines have been established:

  • A current membership in PSIA
  • PSIA Level 2 Certification in another snowsports discipline OR have a minimum of 100 hours XC Ski teaching or coaching experience (must submit coaching hours to PSIA-RM office)
  • Pass a telephone interview with XC Chairperson
  • Complete all XC Level 2 prerequisites before attending a Level 2 assessment.
  • *If you do not pass at the level 2 certification level, you will not be given a level 1 certification.

Movement Analysis Videos

Education Materials

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Cross Country Documents
Cross Country Certification Guidebook811.7 KB
National Certification Standards & Performance Guide55.8 KB
PSIA-AASI ADA Policy328.6 KB
Cross Country Course Outlines
Cross Country Learn to Classic Ski and/or Develop Effective Beginner Teaching Progressions78.8 KB
Cross Country Learn to Skate Ski and/or Develop Effective Beginner Teaching Progressions87.7 KB
Cross Country Pattern Breakers140.6 KB
Cross Country Skills Improvement94.1 KB
Downhill Skills on Cross Country Skis; For all Disciplines163.2 KB
Games, Drills, and Skills for Kids86.7 KB
Transitions in Classic XC Skiing138.9 KB
Transitions in Skate XC Skiing138.8 KB
XC Dryland and Rollerski Intro132.2 KB
Cross Country Level 1
1. Cross Country Level 1 Prep Clinic99.5 KB
2. Cross Country Level 1 Assessment Outline110.4 KB
3. Cross Country Level 1 Assessment Form137.4 KB
4. Cross Country Level 1 On Hill Personal Assessment Form124.8 KB
Cross Country National Standards & Performance Guide41.6 KB
New Snowsports Instructor Guide5.3 MB
Cross Country Level 2
1. Cross Country Level 2 Assessment Outline202.8 KB
2. Cross Country Level 2 MA/Technical Assessment Form370.1 KB
3. Cross Country Level 2 Skiing Assessment form 133.0 KB
4. Cross Country Level 2 Teaching Assessment Form 134.0 KB
5. Cross Country Level 2 Workbook12.8 KB
6. Cross Country Level 2 Prep102.3 KB
Cross Country National Standards & Performance Guide41.6 KB
Cross Country Level 3
1. Cross Country Level 3 Assessment Outline166.7 KB
2. Cross Country Level 3 Skiing Assessment Form132.6 KB
3. Cross Country Level 3 Teaching Assessment Form133.9 KB
4. Cross Country Level 3 MA/Technical Assessment Form132.0 KB
5. Cross Country Level 3 Workbook12.8 KB
6. Cross Country Level 3 Prep102.7 KB
Cross Country National Standards & Performance Guide41.6 KB
Cross Country RMT
1. Cross Country RMT Assessment Form151.4 KB
2. Cross Country RMT Selection Outline157.1 KB
3. Cross Country RMT Workbook431.5 KB
4. Cross Country RMT Prep102.9 KB

Rocky Mountain Cross Country Rendezvous

December 6-7, 2021

Gold Run, Summit County Colorado

The biggest skiing and teaching event of the season! Learn a new cross country discipline, or explore modern cross country skiing, teaching and people skills with members of the PSIA National Team and Rocky Mountain Educational Staff in a small-group learning environment. This event is a must for instructors looking to enhance their cross country ski skills, become a more effective ski instructor, or work towards a higher level of instructor certification. Many clinic topics to choose from, with 1 or 2 day options available.

Registration Options

  • 1 Day Option – Dec 6 or 7, 2021 – $120
  • 2 Day Option – Dec 6-7, 2021 – $240

 

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Clinic Topics & Schedule

Classic/Skate Ski Improvement – Offered Day 1 and Day 2

Prerequisites: Intermediate Classic/Skate Skills

Hone and update your X-C skiing skills and knowledge. This one or two-day clinic is designed to help participants improve their skate and/or classic skiing and teaching skills. Get personal feedback on your push off, weight transfer, and glide while solidifying your knowledge of various Skate and Classic maneuvers. Participants will be split into groups based on skiing abilities and goals and focus on one discipline (skate or classic) each day.

Learn to Classic / Creating a Positive Experience for Beginners – Offered Day 1 Only

This is a combined clinic for both novice skiers looking to learn how to skate ski for the first time and experienced ski instructors wanting to learn new ways to develop effective beginner teaching progressions. We will develop progressions foster learning in a welcoming learning/teaching environment for everyone.(key areas covered: personal ski improvement, teaching skills, people skills)

Skate & Classic Skiing Pattern Breakers – Offered Day 2 Only

Prerequisites: Intermediate Skate/Classic Skills

Skiing skills develop over hours, days, and years of practice. Over time everyone develops movement patterns that are both productive and unproductive to efficient skiing. Changing movement patterns can be one of the most important, and often frustrating, things to do to improve your skiing. In this clinic we will explore unconventional ways to change your perception and performance. (key areas covered: personal skiing improvement, technical skills, people skills, teaching skills)

Games, Drills & Skills for Kids – Offered Day 1 Only

Prerequisites: Intermediate Classic and Skate Skills

If you are coaching or teaching kids on skis then you know that the key to a successful outing is keeping the kids moving and having fun. But how do you ensure that they are learning something along the way? In this clinic, you’ll learn a variety of games and drills that will keep the fun level high and the learning continuous. (key areas covered: children/kids, teaching skills, people skills)

Learn to Skate / Creating a Positive Experience for Beginners – Offered Day 2 Only

This is a combined clinic for both novice skiers looking to learn how to skate ski for the first time and experienced ski instructors wanting to learn new ways to develop effective beginner teaching progressions. We will develop progressions foster learning in a welcoming learning/teaching environment for everyone. (key areas covered: personal ski improvement, teaching skills, people skills)

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