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.
Who is this course for?
- Sports enthusiasts looking to further their knowledge
- Snowsport professionals and sport instructors
- 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!
Physical Training Fundamentals
- Basics of training planning
- ABC’s - Agility, Balance, Coordination
- Energy Systems
Use of techniques and exercises in:
- circuit training
- weight lifting
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, 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.