COACHES AND SUPPORT STAFF
The ski coaches who work for Impulse and BISS Racing have trained and qualified through the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI) as both performance coaches and, in the case of most, ski instructors. This is one of the most respected training systems worldwide and recognised by the International Ski Instructors Association (ISIA).
Many of our coaches are also ex national team members.
We are focused on providing regular, long term coaching to assist skiers in developing their general skiing skills as well as the tools to help those who are, or wish to be involved in racing to improve their racing technique. We all have varied experience within ski coaching and ski teaching which gives us a great understanding of ski coaching and how to get the best out of our clients, regardless of age and initial ability.
Phil has been coaching for over 20 years with credits as head coach for various UK clubs and Head Coach for The British Childrens Ski Team. He has been running Impulse and BISS Racing since 2008, with a year round programme in both the alps and the UK, heading up a team of experienced coaches. He has worked as national team head coach for children and for older athletes attending events such as the Alpine World Champs, European Youth Winter Olympics and world student winter games. More recently, Phil is a coaching mentor and tutor for aspirant coaches through UKCP and BASI. Phils Ethos is simple and has served his athletes well over the years, whether novice racers or international racers. Qualified to the current highest available UK coaching qualification UKCP L3 and ISIA.
Barney has been with Impulse since racing as a child and has joined us as a coach after retiring from racing in 2014. Barney was a member of the English Alpine Team for 3 seasons, is a former English Champion and had an offer to join the British Team as he was retiring. Barney has been working through his coaching qualifications since retiring from racing and is working toward a full time career in skiing.
UK AND ALPINE COACH
Jamie heads up our UK programme, mainly working with our schools and other racers at Hemel Snowcentre. He has been working for us for several years, running sessions in the UK at Hemel and Welwyn. He joins us during the season for our main camps, working on events such as the BISS Alpine Champs, Interschools, Schoolboys/girls and the ISA Alpine Champs. Jamie is qualified through BASI and SSE.
LOUISE BROWN (LOU)
UK AND ALPINE COACH, HEAD OF PASTORAL CARE AND CWO.
Lou has worked with Impulse and BISS since 2010. she is an ex racer and started as houseparent with us. She is currently working through her coaching and teaching qualifications and working full time helping run Impulse and BISS.