New Zealand

Feedback tool box

Styles of feedback we explored where : Negative, positive, immediate, delayed, intrinsic, extrinsic, augmented and seek give seek.

The New Zealand association builds and develops there feedback styles throughout there levels. Looking at positive attributes and negative attributes to each style. Helping the instructors decide which approach to take.

Key take aways :

There are pros and cons to negative vs positive , immediate and delayed.

The use of intrinsic feedback is a way of creating internal feels associated with improvement.

Extrinsic is external feelings associated with improvement.

Augmented uses probing questions to help develop specific outcomes for student. It is more collaborative.

“Seek give seek”uses several different types of questions to help student and instructor develop feedback direction. Onus is on student for helping develop what they would like to get out of there own riding. It is a collaborative exchange. This method is best used with advanced students.

Argentina optimal freestyle learning

In this session, we learned how Argentina uses two different methods for presenting freestyle lessons.

First method

The Global method

Global method uses 3 different avenues for improvement/development. One is using a simple explanation followed by student trial. Second is focusing on a specific part of the trick and working on that. Third is changing variables to help improvement. Examples being terrain, equipment ect…

Second method

Analytical method

Essentially this is a more building block approach breaking down the maneuver into small components. They use very specific explanations to help improve understanding.


Snowboard freestyle. Benefits of freestyle in Level 1 and 2.

In this session we covered how the Czechia use freestyle manoeuvres to enhance instructors technical riding skill.

Use of range of movement helps instructors create awareness of how to dynamically balance on the snowboard.

Maneuver we used : Ollie, Nollie , nose tail press with rotation and without. Sliding 180 in a turn plus sliding 360.

All of those maneuvers where used to help build movement patterns for the turning progression.