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Level 4 – Canada – British Columbia – Whistler Bike Park – Sept 19-23 -2022
The 5-day Level 4 course is for very experienced instructors wanting to learn the necessary skills and tools to transition into coaching advanced to expert riders, during long term skill development coaching programs. The Level 4 Certification Course trains instructors how to assess and develop the technical skills of riders on any terrain, up to and including black diamond and double black diamond ability levels. Instructors will also learn more about instructing vs. coaching skills, providing them with the tools necessary to either teach an expert rider on a half-day lesson, or coach students over a weekly, monthly or even seasonal period.
This is particularly relevant for instructors who are wanting to work on long term coaching programs, including instructor training camps or race (competition) development programs, for example. This course therefore requires a mastery in riding and teaching skills expected from full-time, professional, career instructors or coaches.
It is the aim of the PMBI Level 4 course to also complement and support existing coaching certification programs, such as those provided by the Coaching Association of Canada, to provide mountain bike coaches the full detail of information and tools they need to deliver the best possible results for their students.
The PMBI Level 4 (previously known as the PMBI Level 3, prior to 2022) was developed from the ground up in the early 2010’s, with the intention of always being the top-tier certification. For 2022, this course has simply been rebranded ‘Level 4’, as PMBIA have introduced a new, modular Level 3 Certification that sits between the previous Level 2 and 3 programs. Questions about the new 4-tier Certification System? Visit the Level 4 FAQ page here for all the details.
Course Duration: Five days + pre-course reading and worksheet (2-3hrs), totalling 43hrs, including assessment.
For more information and to check out the pre-requisites for this course click here https://pmbia.org/level-4/#course-prep