Pole Position “In the Classroom”
In light of the inflation of training methods and drills during the last two decades, ski instructors worldwide seem to agree that successful training is essentially all about the simplification of knowledge transfer.
Instructors seek to stimulate of as many of the senses as possible. That is to let the athletes listen, see, feel, discuss, and physically implement theory. This is where Pole Position enters the picture.
The Pole Position flex strap is implemented to help teachers, instructors, and coaches bridge the gap between theory and practice. As a practice tool. A training aid. To transfer knowledge. To learn faster. Balance and coordination of simple movements using Pole Position to guide their way.
Pole Position is used across all ages and all skill levels. Here are some examples:
Kids Group Training – Kids learn through play and imitation. The flex strap brings focus to the class.
Adult Beginners – Teaching newbie skiers is as rewarding as can be challenging as instructors are given the unique opportunity to communicate an experience that (hopefully) leads to a life-long passion. Pole Position is used as an excellent device to reduce the vital input to a minimal.
Intermediate & Club Level – Pole Position helps intermediate to advanced skiers find and maintain the dynamic readiness balance as the flex strap promotes more fluid, natural movement patterns while simultaneously strengthening the core muscle groups. The flex strap helps riders return to the base readiness level. Faster. In a natural way.
Expert and Specialty Disciplines – Special training, moguls, carving clinics and freeride camps use Pole Position in special training classes. The flex strap adds another dimension, another experience to each session.
Resorts – offer classes where Pole Position is in focus and core concepts are taught to groups where all participants are skiing with the flex strap.
Federations – integrate Pole Position in their education of ski instructors