FS3 Information

Freestyle Specialist 3 (FS3) is the expert-level freestyle education course for PSIA and AASI, and it includes an evaluation component. The course includes a written workbook; skiing/riding and teaching scenarios; and a technical discussion regarding how individuals learn and progress to advanced freestyle zones. Participants will integrate all knowledge, experience and skill for any and all applications of freestyle.

The FS3 course is for instructors near the highest levels of professional development in freestyle coaching/instruction.

Evaluations of those taking the FS3 course reflect the participants’ knowledge of safety in the freestyle environment, teaching freestyle, and possess the requisite skills necessary to demonstrate freestyle maneuvers to their guests. Successful completion of the course grants professional recognition to the coach/instructor for their education, experience, and expertise in freestyle. Depending on the division, this may be a multidisciplinary course.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Must complete the FS 3 Workbook with a score of 80 percent or higher.
  • Must be an active participant in course.
  • A passing score from divisional freestyle education staff based on the participant’s demonstrated knowledge, understanding, teaching, movement analysis, and on-snow movement as described in the standards below.

Participants’ achievement will be relayed via verbal feedback from the clinician throughout the course and written feedback at its end.

Experience Requirements:

  • Must be a current PSIA-AASI (or equivalent) Certified Level I
  • Must be able to ski or ride at current certification level
  • Must complete the FS3 Workbook

PSIA-AASI recognizes three levels of Freestyle specialty: Freestyle Specialist 1, Freestyle Specialist 2 and Freestyle Specialist 3. Success is based on the individual’s attainment and application of discipline specific skill ability, educational expertise and experience related to teaching freestyle to the general public.

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Division FS3

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