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Event Crew Development

The Snowsport Scotland Event Crew Development (ECD) programme is our FREE volunteer training programme. Courses in this programme are offered to anyone wishing to learn how to get involved in the running of Alpine, Freestyle, and Freeride snowsports events.

Syllabus: The syllabus has been structured into ten separate 2.5hr training modules covering all aspects of event management, safety and officiating, from basic volunteer roles through to timing, judging, and Chief of Race or Event Director level.

Short Modules:  Each module can be delivered as a half day or evening session, and full day courses can be tailored to combine different modules as necessary.

Scheduling: Courses take place in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Aviemore and Fort William and are scheduled based on demand,

 

To view upcoming ECD courses, check out the Courses Calendar.

To register interest in future ECD courses, please visit the Member Zone by clicking below:

 

Club Bespoke Courses

Member clubs of Snowsports Scotland can also host courses at their own chosen venues, for their own club members, and an appointed ECD trainer will come and deliver a bespoke course for you. To book a course for you club please complete the online form.

 

ECD - Alpine

AL1 - Alpine Race Officiating, Marshalling/Judging & Refereeing

2.5 hours

Introduction to the alpine race structure and all official roles. Training on procedure, protocol and paperwork to equip you to support events in the capacity of start/finish referee, start marshall, gate judge, chief gate judge, time recorder, registration official and backup timers... and more.

 

AL2 - Alpine Race Timing

2.5 hours

Introduction to the role of chief timer, the equipment, skills, procedure and paperwork required to setup and run timing at alpine ski races. Includes practical hands on setup and usage of the latest homologated TAG/ALGE timing systems. After completion of this module candidates should be able to take on chief of timing or timing assistant roles and setup and run the primary and backup timing for an event.

 

AL3 - Alpine Race Calculations

2.5 hours

Hands-on setup and introduction to alpine race calculations using SkiPro software on your own windows laptop. This module will equip you to use and bespoke SkiPro to produce start lists and perform calcs for non-seeded races.

Hands-on setup and introduction to alpine race calculations using SkiPro software on your own windows laptop. This module will equip you to use and bespoke SkiPro to produce start lists and perform calcs for non-seeded races.

 

AL4 - Alpine Race Calculations

2.5 hours

Hands-on session and training on advanced use of SkiPro software for seeded race calculations. This module will train you on how to import competitor data from the web, generate seeded start lists and perform penalty calculations and generate official results.

 

AL5 - Advanced Integrated Timing

2.5 hours

Technical session explaining how to integrate SkiPro software to homologated timing systems. This module will teach you how to integrate TAG/ALGE timing units to your laptop.

 

AL6 - Alpine Chief of Race Workshop

2.5 hours

A consultative workshop session supporting prospective race organisers and advising them of considerations, responsibilities and tasks to be completed when acting as Chief of Race.

ECD - Freestyle

FS1 - Freestyle event organization and calculations

2.5 hours

This module introduces the various freestyle events formats, structures and official/volunteer roles. It also covers an overview of the judging process and principles, and the different ways in which calculations are performed. By the end of this module you should be equipped to support the organization of a freestyle event.

 

FS2 - Freestyle AFP/WST Judging Clinics

Full Day

A full day course provided by Association of Freeski Professionals or World Snowboard Tour judges. This will equip you to judge at freestyle event.

* Note there is a charge for this course.

ECD - Freeride

FR1 - Freeride event organization and calculations

2.5 hours

This module introduces the various freeride events formats, structures and official/volunteer roles. It also covers an overview of insurance and safety considerations, the judging process and principles and the different ways in which calculations are performed. By the end of this module you should be equipped to support the organization of a freeride event.

 

FR2 - Freeride World Tour Judging Clinics

2.5 hours

Comprehensive introduction to the principles of judging, the five key measurement criteria and the scoring principles. The course uses video material to help standardise judging and reduce subjectivity. After this course you will be equipped to join a freeride judging panel at an event under the auspices of a head judge.

ECD - Nordic

Under development

ECD Course Tutors

Information coming soon.

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