IASI Strength and Conditioning Coach Level 1

IASI Strength and Conditioning Coach Level 1

The Alpine Strength and Conditioning Coach Level 1 is the introduction course for this new IASI pathway.

Following interests expressed by members, the association has responded by setting up this new education branch, for those interested in becoming more involved in the physical training of novice and advance athletes.

The Alpine S&C Coach Level 1 covers many aspects of what a coach needs to know when training novice athletes.

Course Aim

Who is this course for?

  • Sports enthusiasts looking to further their knowledge
  • Snowsport professionals and sport instructors
  • Athletes
  • Anyone keen to increase their field of expertise in the area of Strength & Conditioning.

The course is there to help understanding the athlete's needs in alpine sports.
Through a broad amount of information on the fundamentals of sport coaching and physical training we aim to create a solid backbone of knowledge for anyone venturing into this environment for the first time. Participants will also benefit for their own personal training regime!

Course guideline

Physical Training Fundamentals

  • Basics of training planning
  • ABC’s - Agility, Balance, Coordination
  • Energy Systems

Use of techniques and exercises in:

  • circuit training
  • aerobics
  • weight lifting
  • acrobatics

This section is the most practical part of the course, where the actual on-field training techniques are presented.
This runs through a mix of seminars, workshops and practice time. Every participant will be able to learn, discuss and put in practice each part of this vast subject. In order to be able to pass on the most complete information and empower people to be able to put into practice, this course will focus on novice athletes and the progression towards the higher levels.

Coaching Fundamentals

  • Coaching, Teaching, Mentoring:
    what the differences are, why each is important and how to use them in athlete development for performance
  • LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development)
  • Coaching techniques for:
    -individual athletes and teams
    -children and adults
    – how, when and why to adapt
  • Coaching the Coach:
    Basics of coaching theories and how to get a team of coaches working together

General Sport Knowledge

Participants will be able to attend seminars on different topics that are essential for a better understanding of the overall athlete and sport's needs.

  • Anatomy and Biomechanics of Movement
  • Injury Prevention whilst Training
  • Nutrition Applied to Sport II (Part 2, following the seminar from the IASI Coaching Theory module)
  • Supplements in Sport
  • Doping in Sport
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The course runs over 5 consecutive days and with a continuous assessment format, where participants will have the chance to showcase their understanding on each day.
Under the guidance of the Educator delivering the course, each participant will be guided through the topic at task and asked to share their understanding in various forms (written, oral or practical) depending on the requirement.

The short tests that are required daily are tailored to help reflecting on the experience and information shared, so that each participant has the chance to better understand if all the key concepts have been acquired.

The aim of the Educator is to support this process and use the test as a reflection tool, not just as a marking system.

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In order to better prepare for the course we recommend some readings prior, so to make the most out of the time together.
These will be accessible readings that everyone will be able to understand and digest!

Participants must hold:

- Up to date IASI membership
- Any IASI Level 1 (Alpine, Snowboard, Telemark, Adaptive, Freestyle/Race Coach)
- IASI Coaching Theory Module*

*this can be substituted by:
a similar module from another ski instructor association, personal training or sport coaching qualification, degree or diploma in sport.
All alternative learning/qualifications will need to be filed at the moment of subscription and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Course Location and Dates

Location: Bologna, Italy
Dates: Spring/Summer 2024

Accommodation package will be in place, so participants can just plan their travel to the facility and not worry about anything else.
This is an indoor/outdoor course and not on-snow!

IASI Alpine Strength And Conditioning Coach - Links

You can get in touch with us directly at info@subzerocoaching.com for more info and updates on this course.

Reading material will also be available for candidates to prepare for this course. Articles from Subzero will be uploaded on the dedicated page.

IASI Alpine Strength and Conditioning Coach level 1 - Subzero Coaching