AO training guidelines for 2020-21 season

U.S. Ski & Snowboard has published Alpine Official training guidelines for the 2020-21 season designed to keep us healthy and COVID-19 free.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard COVID-19 Alpine Domestic Competitions Guidance

Some highlights from the guidance include:

  • All training this season will be done virtually. IMD will use Zoom as its training platform and will put up a schedule soon of available Update and Review sessions. Pre-registration will be required and each training session will be limited to 20 participants. If your last update year is 2019, you must attend an Update and Review training session this year.
  • Testing for advancement in AO specialty areas (TD, RF, CR, CC, RA and TC) will not be available during the 2020-21 season.
  • TD Workshop session will be scheduled for IMD TDs who are required to attend an update each season. That Zoom session will also be scheduled and require pre-registration.
  • The Competition Official Course and Quiz are available for download now from Alpine 101. This course is a required pre-requisite for attending any AO specialty area course and testing. While there will be no specialty area testing this season, you can complete the CO course and get that requirement out of the way.

Please watch this news item for updates and changes as the season progresses. The pandemic requires us to be fluid and ready to change as the situation develops.

If you have questions, you can post them in the Alpine 101 COVID-19 Forum and we will do our best to field them.

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