Event Schedule

¦¦¦Snowboard Eastern Team Tryout


Dates: Thursday, March 24, 2022 - Friday, March 25, 2022 from 8:45 am - 4:00 pm ET (2 Days)
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Location: Stowe (VT) (Plan to meet your group on snow at the starting time listed above, outside the Midway Lodge. If we are notified of any change, we will email and/or text updated information to you. - COVID)

Event Code: 322MU0324A

Registration Information:
- Early Bird Price: $230.00 (available through Wednesday, March 9)
- Standard Price: $255.00
- CEUs: 12

Event Prerequisite(s): Current PSIA-AASI Membership, Level 3 Certification

Registration Closes: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 11:59 pm ET


Online Registration: CLOSED

Offline Registration: Please call the Eastern office (518) 452-6095 during regular hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm EST.


Course Description:
Eastern Team Tryouts. Pertinent information is published in the SnowPro, and e-mailed to registrants as appropriate.

Additional Event Details:

The AASI Eastern Team tryout is a tryout for people that are interested in National Team tryouts in 2024. The main responsibilities are simply committing to the AASI Eastern Team tryout, being committed to all the fees and timelines associated with trying out for the PSIA-AASI National Team in 2024, and generating similar content that will be needed for the National Team tryouts (writing samples, videos, etc.). The Eastern Team tryout will be competing for spots to be endorsed by the Eastern Division to represent at the National Team tryout. The Eastern Team tryout is not an event where you come "see how you stack up" or come to "see what it is all about". You should have your mind made up that you are trying out for the PSIA-AASI National Team in 2024 prior to signing up for the Eastern Team tryout. It is not currently a requirement to be on the Eastern Team to apply for National Team tryouts. It is a strongly suggested way to prepare for the process and start to organize your content needed for National Team tryouts for both on snow and off snow. Being a member of the Eastern Team will help an individual have the opportunity to secure a Divisional Endorsement to attend the National Team tryouts, however an endorsement is not guaranteed for all Eastern Team members. The Eastern Team tryout is a 2-day tryout.

Membership/Certification/Experience requirements to attend the tryout for the AASI Eastern Team and the National Team Selection process:


  • Current PSIA-AASI member
  • U.S. citizen or Permanent U.S. resident
  • AASI Level 3 certification
  • Children's Specialist 2 accreditation
  • Snowboard educator skilled in training, assessment, and evaluation of PSIA-AASI National Certification Standards and learning outcomes.
  • Encompass a broad, diverse, technical knowledge of skiing/riding, teaching, professional development, and learning theory relevant to snowsports instruction.
  • Superb and inspirational communication skills.
  • On Snow: Master of group handling, creative, innovative, and relevant content, and accurate demonstrations.
  • Writing skills: Skilled in writing and able to contribute to relevant ideas for communication topics. Have reasonable command of all communication channels including Social Media.
  • Public speaking confidence and inspiration for education content and association message.
  • Athletic, inspiring, and accurate rider and role model.
  • Team Player focused on the vision and organizational Ends/Objectives of PSIA-AASI and its membership.
  • Passion for providing exceptional guest service.

Please Note: If you plan to attend the AASI Eastern Team tryout, you will need to meet all the above listed Membership/Certification/Experience requirements.

To be accepted to the tryout for the AASI Eastern Team tryout you must register for the tryout no later than 11:59 PM on March 1, 2022.

In addition to registering for the try, you must submit a registration packet no later than 11:59 PM on March 1, 2022, consisting of:


  • Cover Letter (Less than 1000 words)
  • Share how you see your contributions and experience will benefit the team and association.
  • Resume (two pages maximum)
  • Include professional key milestones (E.g. presentations, authored materials, relevant activities outside of ski or snowboard teaching, foreign language competencies, special credentials, etc.)
  • References
  • Names and contact information, including phone number and e-mail address of 3 professional and 2 personal references.
  • A video (Less than 5 minutes in length, edited and produced by you)
  • Please answer / speak to the following:
  • Introduce yourself and explain what makes you who you are.
  • Share your commitment to snowsports instruction and why you want to serve on the National Team.
  • Share what you believe to be the team's purpose, and how you will contribute on the team to the association's success.
  • What does a successful team member look like?
  • Specifications: Upload to YouTube as an unlisted video and send link with application
  • Please note: The video needs to be of sufficient quality to be viewed comfortable (in focus, clear sound at a sufficient volume) on a desktop computer or laptop.
  • Writing sample of one instructional tip (Less than 500 words)
  • Highlight the application of a specific technique, movement, or teaching strategy.
  • Audience: PSIA-AASI membership reading national publication.
  • This is to be an original, unpublished work.

All files are to be named according to the following protocol: (member name)_(member number)_(file name).(file type)

Example: Jerry McJibbons_110000_Cover Letter.docx

The registration and application packet must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on March 1, 2022.




ADMINISTRATIVE CHARGES:


IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL from a 1-DAY EVENT:

  • Up to 14 days prior to the event: $20.00 fee

  • During the two weeks prior to the event: $25.00 fee

  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL from a MULTI-DAY EVENT:

  • Up to 14 days prior to the event: $20.00 fee

  • During the two weeks prior to the event: $50.00 fee


  • Notice to the office must be made no later than 4:30pm on last business day before the event.

    IF YOU DO NOT SHOW AT YOUR EVENT AND DO NOT CONTACT US by 4:30pm on last business day before the event: No refund.

    IF YOUR CHECK IS RETURNED TO US: Checks returned for insufficient funds will not be redeposited. The registration will be voided unless such checks or charges are replaced by certified check, money order or cash prior to the event. For returned checks, this must include a processing charge of $25.00.






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