The CASI National Technical Team (NTT) is assembled to act as a technical representation of CASI membership, and provides input to CASI technical staff on matters regarding, but not limited to: teaching and training methodologies, course standards, course content, training and member programs. 

New for the 2021-22 season, there have been some changes implemented to the team structure and roles, and we are beginning the process of selecting a portion of this team at this time.

We are currently selecting four (4) team members to contribute to the growth and development of our programs, courses, and training methodologies.


CASI National Technical Team Selection Announcement

This document outlines the primary elements of the National Technical Team selection process, including; the application process and requirements, timelines, logistics, team structure and team member responsibilities / expectations.

Overview

The National Technical Team selection will be a virtual process, enabling CASI to select the nation’s best technical ambassadors for the association. The outcome of this process will be a team that embodies the following attributes: 

  • Inspirational snowboard instructors;
  • Outstanding teachers and presenters;
  • Excellent technical snowboarding minds;
  • Professional ambassadors for snowboard teaching in Canada;
  • Current CASI members, snowboard instructors and Evaluators in good standing.
  • The selection process will be conducted in the following phases:

1: Application Phase

  • Applicants will submit an electronic application package (see below for package requirements)
  • Only complete packages submitted on time will be accepted
  • Application submission deadline: Friday, January 14, 2022 (closes at 5pm PST)

2: Application Review Phase (January 14 - February 18, 2022)

  • Based on thorough review of all elements of each candidate’s application packet, up to 10 applicants will be invited in advance to in-person selection interviews, held via ZOOM
  • An official communication will be made on or before February 18, 2022 indicating who has been invited to the selection interviews

3. Team Selections (February 18 - March 4, 2022). Selections will be completed by a 5-person selection committee, including:

  • Director of Education & Programs
  • Executive Director / CEO
  • A current member of the Board of Directors
  • A previous Tech Team / TEC Committee member not seeking re-selection
  • A selection team member at large

The four (4) selected members of the National Technical Team will be announced on or before March 7, 2022.

Note: The number of spots on the team may change between now and team selection time. CASI does not guarantee that all spots will be filled.

Organization & Team Structure

The National Technical Team is chaired and overseen by the Director of Education & Programs (DEP). The NTT may contain up to 10 members, including staff and a mix of selected team members and appointed team members.

The National Technical Team is composed of the following structure:

  1. Executive Director / CEO (CASI staff position)
  2. Director of Education & Programs (DEP) (CASI staff position)
  3. National Technical Assistant (CASI staff / contract position)
  4. Selected Team Member #1 (Volunteer Position)
  5. Selected Team Member #2 (Volunteer Position)
  6. Selected Team Member #3 (Volunteer Position)
  7. Selected Team Member #4 (Volunteer Position)
  8. Appointed Team Member #1 (CASI Staff: Regional Coordinator Representative)
  9. Appointed Team Member #2* (Volunteer Position)
  10. Appointed Team Member #3* (Volunteer Position)

*Appointed Team Members are selected based on current project needs and skill sets. 

Team Structure Restrictions

  • NTT members must remain active CASI members and Evaluators in good standing for the duration of their term.
  • The team will include representation from Eastern and Western Canada, male and female members, as well as both official languages.

Team Member Terms

Selected Team Members are in place for a minimum two (2) year term, and team members may serve a maximum of three (3) consecutive terms (six (6) years in total). Appointed Team Members are named and remain on the team on an as-needed basis, to be reviewed yearly.

Team Member Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum Level 1 CASI Evaluator, in good standing;
  • Actively involved in snowboard teaching in Canada or abroad.

Team Member Minimum Commitment

CASI members selected to the NTT do so on a volunteer basis. Team members are expected to contribute to the improvement of CASI programs yearly. The following minimum commitment can be expected:

  • Attend a minimum of 6 virtual team meetings (approx.2 hours in duration) held via ZOOM.
  • Attend a minimum of one (1) yearly in-person meeting of approx. 3 days.
  • Assist in the delivery of yearly events, including: Evaluator training and mentoring, certification courses and member training events as required, to a minimum of 10 days per year (paid at normal Evaluator rate).
  • Provide member communications in the form of technical articles,“tips”videos, website / blog articles, or otherwise as required. Team members are required to provide a minimum of three (3) communications per year.

The Technical Team & Interski

Previously, the NTT formed the group that represented CASI at the Interski Congress, held every four years. Planning around Interski is on-going, and the current structure of the NTT may not include representation at the Interski events in the future. Selection of representatives for the next Interski congress will be made at a later date.

Application Process

  • Application submission will be open starting on December 1, 2021 and close at 5pm PST on January 14, 2022.
  • Application packages must be submitted electronically, via email. CASI will not accept late or incomplete applications. This applies to all candidates.
  • All applicants will be notified by February 18, 2022 if they have been invited to a selection interview.
  • Incumbent team members will be assessed through the same process as new candidates.

Items to be submitted with each application package:

1. Intro Letter - (two pages maximum) must address the following points:

  • Your home resort, or region
  • Your teaching background and experience
  • Instructor certification level(s) as well as Evaluator certification level(s)
  • Number of years instructing
  • Number of years as a CASI Evaluator
  • Languages that you teach in
  • Other qualifications
  • What do you feel is the main strength of CASI as an association?
  • What do you feel is the biggest area for improvement within CASI training programs?

2. Resume (two pages maximum) indicating professional high points, experience, relevant activities outside of snowboard teaching, special credentials, foreign language capabilities, etc.

3. Sample of a written technical snowboarding or teaching tip (maximum of 500 words) highlighting an application of a specific technique or technical concept. Tips should be in final quality, suitable for publishing to CASI membership.

4. Sample Video ‘Tech Tip’ highlighting an application of a specific technique or technical concept in video format (maximum 2 minutes in length).

5. Riding Demonstration Videos displaying performance of the following tasks:

  • Intermediate Sliding Turns (forward & switch) on groomed, advanced terrain (black diamond). Minimum 10 turns, shot from below.
  • Expert Short Radius Turns on groomed advanced terrain (black diamond). Minimum 15 turns, shot from below.
  • A high performance run of your choice, in terrain that you choose (i.e.: park, carving, powder, etc.).
  • Photos - one riding photo and one head shot (with goggles off, please!). 

Submitting Videos: Videos should be submitted via web link only (i.e.: Dropbox, Google Drive, YouTube, Vimeo). Please do not email video files directly.

Applications packages can be sent by email to Jeff Chandler, Director of Education & Programs (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), with the subject line: “CASI Tech Team Application: Last Name, First Name

All communications related to the 2022 Team will be sent via email. Questions may be directed to Jeff Chandler, Director of Education & Programs (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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