Alpine Coaching

One of the key benefits of being a member of Midland Ski Club is access to our extensive alpine coaching program which runs on the slope at Ackers Adventure.

With instruction, the emphasis is on the instructor imparting information to the skier with the hope that the skier will pick up some of the information and act on it. Coaching is a more interactive and long-term process, whereby the coach and skier work together to improve the skier.

The minimum standard to start being coached with MSC is the ability to do snowplough turns from the top of the slope and to use the lift: if you can't yet do this then the slope can provide lessons.

With MSC coaching you can take your skiing as far as you want: a number of MSC members have progressed to national squads including representing GB in international competition.

Ski Bartlett
SnowTrex
Old Saracen's Head, Balsall Common

All sessions are run by instructors and coaches qualified through SnowSport England or the British Association of Snowsport Instructors or equivalent internationally-recognised organisations.

Coaching Programme

Tuesdays

6:00 to 7:30pm

Skier Development
Open training aimed at all skiers looking to improve.

Coach: Steve Wragg

6:00 to 7:30pm

Young Racer Development
Open race training aimed at the U12s and younger who mostly race around stubbies.

Coach: Roger Crombleholme

7:30 to 9pm

Race Development
Open race training aimed at U14s and older categories who race around full gates.

Coach: Roger Crombleholme.

Thursdays

6:00 to 7:30pm

Young Racer Performance
Race Performance Training for those U12s and younger who are already competing at Club National standard.

Coach: Roger Crombleholme

7:30 to 9pm

Race Performance
Race Performance Training for U14s and older who are already competing Club National standard and above.

Coach: Guy Hornsby.

Fridays

6:00 to 7:30pm

Skiing Fundamentals
Core skills and skiing fundamentals. Minimimum standard: ability to ski in control from the top of the slope and to use the button lift.

Coach: Phil Care

6:00 to 7:30pm

Progression to Steered Parallels
For those skiers wanting to refine their turns.

Coach: Steve Wragg

7:30 to 9pm

Adult Recreational Development
For all levels of adult skiers.

Coach: Roger Crombleholme.