plz help me with this question "Explain the American Teaching System and a basic snow-skiing progression."

hey, I am doing to snow sports merit badge for Boy Scouts and I really need some help with this question.

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  • Jim W
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    The ATS is the most recent PSIA system to integrate teaching, service and skiing models in the US. A full reference is from PSIA Manual.

    The basic teaching progression starts a student with balancing on a moving ski on a flat area and progresses to 2 skiis, making a wedge turn in each direction, and stopping by turning uphill by stepping out of the position. Once the student can turn both ways and stop on command on a gentle slope, edging of the skiis by side stepping up and downhill and climbing with a herringbone maneuver is introduced and the skill is developed to let the student climb and slide on a gentle slope. At this point the student is shown how to ride and unload from a beginners lift, the next stage is to ski a great deal and to practice the 3 skills they have been shown and to learn about pressuring the ski edge.

    I teach this in about 1.5 hours in a large resort. 5 days a week, the next lesson will entail more skiing, and some new turns to help the student to become a good skier.

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  • 4 years ago

    American Teaching System

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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    I used to enjoy both until I broke my leg cross country skiing. It is a time of year thing. Around here snow skiing is difficult in the summer. SKI IOWA!!!

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