The Core Competencies

The Core Competencies

What

you're going to learn now is learn how the Core Competencies are used in Analysis.

Why

you're going to do this is because the Core Competencies are a useful tool to help you choose a Riding Skill to work on in your lesson.

How

you're going to do this is by:

  • watching the video explanation
  • answering the questions that follow

The core competenciesbasic riding competencies; things that a snowboarder should be able to do to ride well at a basic level are a toolthing that helps us do something that help us with analysislooking at a snowboarder to see what is good and what can be better.

The core competencies are:

These Core Competencies help us determinefind out;
discover;
decide
which skillreferring to the Riding Skills:
Position & Balance
Pivot
Eding
Pressure
Timing & Coordination
we need to work onimprove;
make better
in the lesson to help the student reach their goal.

For example, if a student is not centered on their snowboard, the skill we probablymost likely;
greatest chance
need to developmake better is the skill of "Position & BalanceHow we stand on our snowboards and how we stay standing while snowboarding by changing how we stand."  

If a student is centered but they're not very mobile, they're stiffnot bending;
not mobile
they're not bending their jointsplaces where our bodies bend (hips, knees, ankles, etc.), then the skill we probably need to develop is "Position & Balance" or "Pressurethe changing forces acting on the snowboard because of terrain, speed or deformation of the snowboard."

If a student is centered and mobile, but they're not turning the board with their lower body, then the skill we probably need to develop is "PivotRotational movements that affect the direction of the snowboard."

If a student is centered and mobile, if they're turning the board with their lower body, but they're having difficulty balancing over the edge, then the skills we probably need to work on are "Position & Balance" or "EdgingThe creation of more or less edge angle depending on what you want to do."

For more information on the Core Competencies and how they work as an analytical tool, check out page 57 in the Reference Guide.