BASI and the SCQF

Over the last 5 years, BASI has been going through an alignment process with the University of Edinburgh to align BASI Qualifications with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). The aim of this exercise was to have a nationally recognised scale to which BASI qualifications are aligned. This will give Members, potential employers and…

Pre Performance Routines & Performance Skiing

Written by Gareth Shelbourne – New Generation Ski Instructor Training Centre Coach As I write this it is June, the snow has melted and the British summer has started (and yes its currently raining here on Merseyside).  As this summer is an Olympic year there is a whole heap of sport for me to look forward…

SkiA and the central nervous system

We breath, we walk and we ski – but how do we do it all? Robert Stewart and Hugh Monney I’m not a scientist, but I’ve always been fascinated by the way our bodies adapt physically to perform actions that are not controlled by our conscious mind. Whether that’s performing a sport, playing music or…

Fitness for SKi Instructors Training Session 5

Written by New Generation Ski Instructor Training Hi all, we hope you have enjoyed a few days off and that any aching muscles are starting to recover. It is really important to warm up and cool down thoroughly when training like this. Your warm up and cool down should include range of motion exercises to…

Fitness for Ski Instructor Training Session 4

Written by New Generation Instructor Courses So the weekend is finally here and so is the final session before a few days off. This final session of the week moves away from quite normal programming we have had so far where you do x number of sets of x number of reps and starts to…

Fitness for Ski Instructor Training: Session 3 5/6/15

Written by New Generation Instructor Courses Welcome to session 3 of our Fitness for ski instructor training blogs. As we mentioned the aim of these next 5 weeks is to develop a base level fitness and a good solid foundation to work from. Todays session focuses on upper body strength, something that it is fair to…

Fitness for Ski Instructor Training: Session 2 3/6/5

Written by New Generation Instructor Courses Welcome to session 2. Todays work out doesn’t include any heavy weights or barbells and instead our focus today is on conditioning. The aim of these sessions is to allow you to eventually maintain a higher level of performance for longer. It will suck now but at the end…

Fitness for Ski Instructor Training: Session 1 2/6/15

Written by New Generation Instructor Courses Welcome to the first training session of the summer. The aim of these sessions are to help you prepare physically for your ski instructor training. We gave you Monday off but do not get used to that. This is the first session of a 5 week programme just to…

Let training begin

Written by New Generation Ski Instructor Courses As part of our 2015/16 ski instructor training programmes we are really keen to help people prepare in the best way possible. As part of this we are going to be providing a regular training programme for our students to follow. During the month of May we are…