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Motion Analysis (MA) – How-To Video – Snowboard Instructor Tools

Motion Analysis (MA) – How-To Video – Snowboard Instructor Tools


hi I’m Quentin and welcome to Snowboard
Instructor Tools. In this video, we are going to see how to use the Motion Analysis video. Before going into a demo, let’s see why Motion Analysis is important to us. Motion Analysis increase your analytical skills by
training your eyes and practising planning lessons So let’s jump into it
with a short demo. The student goal is very important as
relations should bring a student closer to their goals. The physical and
psychological state of your students will define how well they will perform
and help you decide what exercise to do Also, important factor to take into
consideration is the terrain snow condition and the state of the equipment
of your students. For our student Tanya, her goal is to increase control during the turns. It’s her first day of the season,
she is passionate and excited about snowboarding The terrain is bumpy, it’s an intermediate slope
and the snow hardpack. It looks like the front binding may need to be
open a little bit more. Now it’s time to write down the observation we make
about the skills of our students. I’m going to use a Canadian system as I’m part of the Association Feel free to comment below
what association you are part of as well as what skills it uses. For Position & Balance
on her toeside, she has a broken waist and
she’s facing forward Heelside, she also has a broken waist
and her legs are stiff Her front knee looks
like its pushed in a little bit. For Pivot, she’s using counter rotation
Her lower body and upper body are going in two opposite direction. On Pressure Control
her Heelside has stiff legs On her toeside, she’s putting pressure across the fall line. Her edging is good for that
terrain and that level. Timing & Coordination
she’s not finishing her heelside turn. Now that we have observed our
student riding, It is time to decide what is the goal of the lesson? That goal should be achievable by the students
for the time of the lesson and should bring the student closer to their goal My goal for Tanya is to use lower body steering
for rounder closed turn That should bring her closer to her goal of
increasing control during the turn Now it’s time to choose what exercise we want to do If my students already know
the movements I want to practice, I’m
going to choose two exercises that going to increase his understanding of that movement If I want to introduce a new movement to my students
I’m going to choose three exercises The first one a static exercise to introduce the
movement to my student in a very safe way The second one an active exercise, It’s
making them movements while riding at a very low pace And finally, I’m going to
introduce the exercise and the movement into a turn so we understand what it affects during the turn. No matter what path you choose it’s very important that
your student gets a lot of mileage not just with exercise but also be able to
put that movement into their turns in varied conditions. For Tanya I want to
introduce her to use a lower body to turn instead of using counter rotation
so my first exercise is going to be a static twist the disc on the flat terrain
then during garland, I’m gonna use headlights on the knees to use that
lower body finally I’m gonna use headlights on the knees again during the
turn my goal and exercise for Tanya is just one combination out of many
possible. Your certification and your experience will bring you into choosing
different goals and different exercise as long as your students get closer to
the goal and improve the understanding of snowboarding, then your lesson was a
good lesson! This is what motion analysis is Training your eyes and planning a
good lesson. It works best to do it with friends and co-workers, so you can also
gather what exercises and what is their point of view and how they will handle their lesson for that particular student so you can increase your bag of
tricks I aim at posting a new Motion Analysis video with my observation and
exercises I choose every week Subscribe and share with your friends to train If you want to support us join us with the link in the description
I will be sharing more information, tools and add more perks as time goes on

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