Thanks for joining Futures!

You now have access to the Futures Snow Awards and are able to sign up to any Futures events.

 

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To download the Step 1 award pack as a PDF click here

 

Two ways to COMPLETE THE STEP 1 AWARD:

1) The best way to complete the Step 1 Award is to attend an official "Futures Snow Award" event.  At this event a group of kids will be taken through all twenty tricks with a qualified coach or instructor. Check out all upcoming events here.

2) It is also possible to download everything online by clicking here. Simply work through the 20 tricks with a local instructor or with the help of an adult. Full instructions on how to complete your award are on the downloadable pack and all those that complete their Step 1 Award will end up in our Hall of Fame!  

These off-snow tricks can be done by anyone just about anywhere! However the on-snow part of this award is not for complete beginners.Step 1 is suitable for those who can easily control their speed, carry out turns and stop safely. 

 

More info...

If you would like to receive a paper version in the post please email info@futuresproject.co.uk with your name and address.

 
 

STEP 1 OFF-Snow Tricks

 
 
 
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Trick 1 - Single leg balance

Part 1 - Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart, knees gently bent.

Part 2 - Slowly shift from one side to the other increasing the pressure until you can lift one leg and balance on the other.

 
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Trick 2 - Forwards and backwards

Part 1 - With your arms at chest height, slowly lean forwards towards the wall and balance on your toes.

Part 2 - Make sure that your weight is on your toes and that you’re only using the wall to balance.

Part 3 - You can also see if you can very gently rock back onto your heels, raising your toes off the ground.

 
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Trick 3 - Jump forwards

Part 1 - With your feet wide apart, squat down by bending your knees.

Part 2 - Now jump forwards and backwards over a line or small object. 

Part 3 - Do it 5 times forwards and backwards.

 
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Trick 4 - Jump Sideways

Part 1 - As in Trick 3, squat and jump sideways over a  line or small object.

Part 2 - Do 5 x to the right and 5 x to the left.

 
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Trick 5 - Jump 90

Part 1 - Stand tall and straight.

Part 2 - Bend your knees and jump 90 degrees to the left.

Part 3 - Now do the same but to the right.

 
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Trick 6 - Jump 180

Part 1 - Just like in Trick 5, stand tall and straight.

Part 2 - Bend your knees and jump 180 degrees round to the right so you are facing in the opposite direction.

Part 3 - Now do the same to the left.

 
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Trick 7 - Safety roll

Part 1 - Put one foot in front of the other and bend your knees.  

Part 2 - Place your hands on the floor, lower your shoulder to the floor and roll across to your opposite hip and stand up.

 
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Trick 8 - Jump forward and spin 90

Part 1 - Jump forwards and rotate 90 degrees.

Part 2 - Make sure you land firmly and safely.

Part 3 - Try again but now rotate the other way so you can do it both to the left and to the right.

 
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Trick 9 - Jump forward and spin 180

Part 1 - Jump forwards and rotate 180 degrees so you are facing the opposite direction.

Part 2 - Make sure you land firmly and safely.

Part 3 - Jump forwards and rotate 180 degrees so you are facing the opposite direction.

 
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Trick 10 - Bunny hop

Part 1 - Bend your knees and place your hands on the floor in front of you.

Part 2 - Now quickly jump your feet from left to right over a line or small object.

Part 3 - Do 10 in a row back and forth without stopping!

 

STEP 1 On-Snow Tricks

 
 
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Trick 1 - Straight Press

Part 1 - Start by riding straight down a gentle slope.

Part 2 - Move your weight backwards along the ski or snowboard to lift the tips of your skis or snowboard.  This is called a tail press.

Part 3 - Also try it the other way around - try and lift the back of your skis or snowboard, this is called a nose press.

Part 4 - Try and keep your balance before lowering back down.

 
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Trick 2 - 5050 (fifty fifty)

Part 1 - Ride in a straight line onto a small ride-on box.

Part 2 - Try to keep your balance - don’t lean forwards or backwards too much.

Part 3 - Ride off the end of the box. You’ve now done a 50/50!

 
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Trick 3 - Two foot hop

Part 1 - Start by riding straight down a gentle slope.

Part 2 - Try and lift both feet and knees to hop your  snowboard or skis off the ground.

Part 3 - Once you’ve got that, you can also try lifting your arms and shoulders at the same time as your feet to see if you can jump even higher.

 
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Trick 4 - Ollie

Part 1 - Start by riding straight down a gentle slope.

Part 2 - Lean back, lifting the front of the snowboard or skis off the snow - like you did in the straight press.

Part 3 - Then straight away spring up and move your weight forward to get some air.

 
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Trick 5 - Jump 90

Part 1 - Stand still with your snowboard or skis pointing across the hill.

Part 2 - Jump 90 degrees so you are then pointing and moving down the hill.

 
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Trick 6 - Jump 90 Switch

Now you are going to do the Jump 90 but backwards! This is called skiing or snowboarding “switch”.

Part 1 - Stand still with your snowboard or skis pointing across the hill.

Part 2 - Jump 90 degrees so you are then pointing backwards and moving down the hill.

 
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Trick 7 - Standing 180

You are going to do this one on the spot so make sure you are standing steady!

Part 1 - Point your skis or snowboard across the slope.

Part 2 - Make sure you are standing firmly. Now rotate or spin your body uphill, lifting both feet and spinning 180 degrees.

 
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Trick 8 - Traverse 180

Now we are going to do a 180 again but this time moving!  

Part 1 - Point your skis or snowboard across the slope and start moving forwards.

Part 2 - Make sure you are standing firmly. Now rotate or spin your body uphill, lifting both feet and spinning 180 degrees.

Part 3 - You should now be facing the opposite way and moving backwards!

 
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Trick 9 - Turns

Part 1 - Ski or snowboard around the obstacles on the slope.

Coaches Notes

Use 4-5 brushes set in hourglass form  down the slope: large radius > small  radius > large radius etc

Use cones or any safe obstacle if  training brushes are not available.  

 
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Trick 10 - Hockey Stop

Part 1 - Start by riding straight down a gentle slope.

Part 2 - Turn your snowboard or skis across the  slope into a side slip to come to a stop, just like they do in ice hockey.