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 and Swadlincote Snowsports Centre.

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.

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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

Mondays Swadlincote SnowSport Centre

6:00 to 7:30pm

  • Skier Development - Open training aimed at all skiers looking to improve
  • Children Racer Development - children under the age of 12, and less experienced skiers

7:30 to 9pm

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

Tuesdays Ackers Adventure

6:00 to 7:30pm

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

6:00 to 7:30pm

Young Racer Development

  • Skier Development - Open training aimed at all skiers looking to improve
  • Children Racer Development - children under the age of 12, and less experienced skiers

7:30 to 9pm

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

Wednesdays Swadlincote Snowsports Centre

6:00 to 7:30pm

  • Skier Development - Open training aimed at all skiers looking to improve
  • Children Racer Development - children under the age of 12, and less experienced skiers

7:30 to 9pm

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

Thursdays Ackers Adventure

6:00 to 7:30pm

Taster Session
Aimed at all newcomers to the club at all levels except beginner

Children Squad Performance
Race Performance Training for those 11 years old and younger that are registered national racers.

7:30 to 9pm

Junior & Senior Squad Perfomance
invited junior and senior squad members who are in U14s and older age categories that are registered national racers.

Fridays Ackers Adventure

4:30 to 6:000pm

Prearranged sessions with partner schools

6:00 to 7:30pm

Skiing FUN'damentals
Core skills and skiing fundamentals. Minimum standard: ability to ski in control from the top of the slope and to use the button lift.

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

7:30 to 9pm

Adult 'All Round Skiing' Development
For all levels of adult/teen skiers and instructors/coaches who want to improve their general skiing abilities and explore ski

Note: In the Winter, we hold monthly race events on Fridays and on these dates there is no training 6-9pm.