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Clendenin Method Certification

Your Path to Perfect Practice

Each level of Clendenin Method Certification has certain requirements and benefits as described below. A Green Level certification is achievable with a camp or private lesson. Let us know your interest in additional levels of certification. 

Green Level

Requirements to attain Green Level Certification:

  1. Attend a camp or Private Lesson
  2. 4-words (basic understanding)
  3. Do 3 Basic Keys to the Kingdom: Drifting variations, basic poles, squeegee
  4. Basic Equipment Knowledge
  5. Speed management and turn shape awareness
  6. Four levels of conscious awareness
  7. Stem awareness

Benefits:

  1. Green Grad Certification Card 
  2. Path to success with the basic implementation of 4 Words  
  3. Access to Tough Love Members site 
  4. PDF of Book 
  5. First notification of camps, specials, and trips 
  6. $100 discount to be used on either a private lesson or one CM North American camp (0ne discount per camp)
  7. Upon request: Written or verbal assessment for application to Blue Level certification at the time Green Level requirements are completed. Your Tough Love Movement Analysis may serve as this assessment for advancing to the Blue Level. 

Blue Level 

Process

It's up to you to take the initiative to request the evaluation of each movement requirement to coaches in private lessons or camps. It is possible to complete Blue-Level certification in one camp, provided the Tough Love Movement Analysis, completed after the camp and demonstrating Requirement 3 below.

Requirements to attain Blue Level Certification: 

  1. A written or verbal request to be considered for advancement to Blue Level prior to or during a camp or private lesson. 
  2. Tough Love Membership and Tough Love Movement Analysis demonstrating parallel turns in all groomed terrain
  3. Parallel turns on groomed green-blue terrain 
  4. Functional demo of sequence of 4-words in green-blue terrain
  5. Demo Balance Migration basics from a full-stop in both directions
  6. Squeegee with pole touch that matches your turn shape and your core movement
  7. Demo Keys to the Kingdom Basics with a controlled drift.
  8. Ability to reference information in the Book
  9. Ability to communicate and follow your progress using both email and the Tough Love members' website.

Benefits:

  1. Blue Certification Card 
  2. Discount on additional Tough Love Movement Analysis videos 
  3. Priority access to camps, trips, and lessons 
  4. First notification of camps, specials, and trips 
  5. An additional $100 discount to be used, during the current season or the following season, on either a private lesson or a CM North American camp (one discount per camp or lesson)

Black Level 

Requirements  to attain Black Level Certification: 

  1. Request to be considered for advancement to Black Level prior to a camp or private lesson. 
  2. On-snow demonstration of improvement based on Tough Love Movement Analysis 
  3. Parallel turns in bumps 
  4. Linked Pivot slips in a corridor 
  5. Turn shape and speed management in Bumps 
  6. Balance Migration Advanced 
  7. Tough Love Movement Analysis progress grade 
  8. Demonstrate ability to explain all Keys and all basic book content. 
  9. Advanced Keys; Paint the turn, Park the Car, Balance Migration variations 

Benefits: 

  1. Black Certification Card  
  2. Discount on additional Tough Love Movement Analysis videos 
  3. Priority access to camps, trips, and lessons 
  4. First notification of camps, specials, and trips 
  5. Last-minute special discounts – upon request, black level skiers will be notified of significant discounts for available spots two weeks before a camp. 
  6. An additional $100 discount to be used on either a private lesson or a CM North American camp 

Double-Black Level 

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