Coaches Corner


What do I need in order to coach with SSFC?

NEW Coaches 

All Freestyle Ski Coaches need Freestyle Fundamentalz Coach Course

    All Snowboard Coaches need need the Comp-intro Coach Course

    • Ensure you have an NCCP # - Go to The Coaches Locker
    • Register for a Course 
      • Contact for local course Dec
      • All coaches will need a BC Snowboard license prior to attending the course

    ALL Coaches

    Please ensure your criminal record check is current. 3 or less years.
      • Can get this at the local Police Station - this takes up to 3 weeks.
      • CLICK HERE 
      • You will need to download this when you get your licence. 
    Please update your 2020-21 Coaches licence 

    Please consider the following courses that are STRONGLY RECCOMENDED

    • Keeping Girls in Sport' online course (roughly 90 mins) - CLICK HERE
    • 'SAFE SPORT' online course (roughly 90 mins) - CLICK HERE
    • 'Making Head Way' Concussion e-learning (60-90 mins) - CLICK HERE
    • NCCP "Making Ethical Decisions" module - CLICK HERE
    • First Aid - Basic
    Pursue your Technical Coaching Pathway

    Please consider some of the Upcoming Courses

    • Fundamentalz (ski)- two day intro to freestyle coaching 
    • Air Sense (ski & snowboard) - Air 1/2/3/4 are multiple modules involving trampoline, air bag, water ramps and on snow designed to give coaches the tools to teach acrobatics in sport
    • Snowboard Comp Intro  mid Dec TBD- contact

    Important Links for SS Freestyle Coaches:


    Coach Orientation presentationSSFC 20_21 Coaches Orientation V2.pdf

    Group Management Protocol SS Freestyle Group Management Protocol.pdf

    Payroll ProceduresClick Here


    Freestyle Ski Canada Coaches Pathway: Click Here

    Freestyle Ski BC Coaching Courses: Click Here


    Canada Snowboard Coaches Pathway: Click Here

    Canada Snowboard Coaching Programs: Click Here

    Coaches Corner Blog Posts:

    For all the updated information on coaching check out the latest Blogs and Events Calendar below.

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    • 31 May 2021 2:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Hi SS Freestyle Coaches,

      Hope you are all doing well!  Thanks everyone for helping us get through a covid winter. Some spring programs are now operating and we are planning some summer fun as well. Here is a couple of updates at this time.


      Air 1 and 2's (Trampoline Coach training)

      SS Freestyle always encourages coaches to take training when it is available locally.  The next Air 1 and Air 2 trampoline courses are coming up in VERNON and APEX Water Ramp (Oliver):

      If you haven't got these courses yet we hope you will consider taking them this year.


      Planning for 2021/22 Season

      SS Freestyle has started planning for next year.  The club is working on some main priorities:  Coach Development, Facilities, Events, and Communications.  We need your help by answering a few questions and giving us some direction for next year:

      1. Are you planning to coach next season?
      2. What courses or training would you like to take in the future?  One of the aims is to put together some funds for the upcoming season to help coaches that are taking training so please include a list of courses you wish to take.
      3. Do you know anyone who would be interested in becoming a coach for SS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard? If so, the list includes their name and contact info.
      4. General feedback - Do you have any suggestions for the SS Freestyle Club?  SS Freestyle is open to your ideas and now is the time to contribute.  Let us know!

      Please email this directly to Thanks for helping us in planning for next season!


      Remember Coaches Corner has a lot of relevant information. This information will live there. Click Here.

      Look forward to hearing from everyone soon.

      Kind Regards,

      Wade Garrod

      Program Director

    • 05 Mar 2021 12:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Hi Coaches,

      First I would like to thank everyone for such an amazing season during such weird times.  I know there was a lot of rules and interesting situations we had to work through.   The season is wrapping up so this weekend is a bit of a celebration.

      This weekend all meeting times and locations will remain the same for Riders, Freestylerz, GTeam and Fundamentalz.

      Lunches / Gift bags


      • Helmut Sausage Kitchen and Buy Low Foods are supplying a lunch bag and gift bag for all athletes this Saturday.
      • Coaches will receive lunch bag from Helmuts both days
      • FZ, Riders, Gteam and Fundz will get lunch and gift bag
      • Comp Team/Dev Teams will receive lunch bag from Helmuts
      • Coaches will receive lunch bag from Helmuts both days

      Here is the info about the Skills Rodeo and Spring Jam wind-up:

      Raffle tickets - If anyone asks you about raffle tickets please have them returned to Luke at the Buy Low Tent tomorrow.  Click here for the lastest Raffle info.

      Thanks everybody!   Let's have a great weekend.  Text or email me if you have questions.



    • 12 Feb 2021 12:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Hi Coaches,

      TWO big things this weekend

      1. WARNING - Cold Temps

      The weather forecast is COLD.  SS Freestyle will operate its programs as per usual this weekend.  Here are some things to prepare for:

      • Wear extra layers and protection from cold.  Warm mittens and hand warmers recommended.
      • Explain to your athletes what frostbite is and how it feels. 
      • Monitor for cold extremities. 
      • Plan to hike features rather than ski long runs
      • Stop frequently for warm-ups to promote being active and staying warm
      • groups can warm-up at the Chilcoot Lodge (follow Covid Rules)

      2. RAFFLE

      The annual raffle is launching this weekend.  Amazing prizes donated - Click here



      • We need everyone's help sharing the information of when and where to pick-up tickets.  This is a big coordinated effort.  Please communicate the information to families when they arrive and drop off their kids.

      See you this weekend!



    • 30 Dec 2020 5:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Hi Fundamentalz Coaches!

      First weekend of the 2021 Fundamentalz program is coming up Jan 2/3, 2021. Please be prepared by reading ALL this information and following week 1 Fundamentalz pocket books.  See details for a very quick New Years day ZOOM call below.

      Groups: Click Here

      Meeting Times and locations: Click Here

      See you at the coaches shack ready to coach!

      Txt me if you have any questions.

      Zoom call: 6:30pm to 7pm Jan 1


      Code: 066877

      Fundamentalz Coach Roster (Jan 2 - Mar 7)

      Saturday  AM - 8:10am Coaches meet - Zone A

      Adam (Lead Coach), Brayden, Dani, Kendall, Melody

      Athlete TIMES:

      • 8:30am ~ meeting time
      • 8:40am ~ skiing time
      • 11:30am ~ return time

      Saturday PM - 12:15 Coaches meet - Zone A

      Adam (Lead Coach) Brayden, Kendall, Logan, Quinn

      Athlete TIMES:

      • 12:30pm ~ meeting time
      • 12:40pm ~ skiing time
      • 3:30pm ~ return time

      Sunday AM - 8:10am Coaches meet - Zone A

      Brennan, Dani, Kendall, Nathan

      Athlete TIMES:

      • 8:30am ~ meeting time
      • 8:40am ~ skiing time
      • 11:30am ~ return time

      Sunday PM - 12:15 Coaches meet - Zone A

      Brennan, Dani, Nathan

      Athlete TIMES:

      • 12:30pm ~ meeting time
      • 12:40pm ~ skiing time
      • 3:30pm ~ return time

      Sub Coaches

      Athletes love having the same coach every week. It is part of the success of the freestyle program at silver star.  But from time to time acceptable reasons apply for needing a substitute with your group.  To ensure we have a plan around this please take a few minutes now to help identify who will be your substitute coach.  If you need time off this is a SHARED responsibility between you and the coach team.   



    • 02 Dec 2020 8:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Hi Team,

      I hope that everyone is doing well and staying healthy!

      This winter we are doing some coach development sessions where coaches can come along with the Comp Team for a morning or afternoon session and be involved with the program. These opportunities will be available during the week and on weekends.

      These sessions aim to provide opportunities for coaches to:

      -Gain more experience

      -Better understand progression

      -Ask questions

      -Increase technical knowledge

      -Ski and learn new skills

      Our first opportunity is this Sunday with basic jumping and spins, details are on the calendar. If we don’t have a jump we’ll do some rail basics. I’ll fill in the rest of December over the next few days. Some of the coaching courses are on this calendar as well.

      View the calendar here:

      If you're interested in joining in on any of the sessions or have any questions please let me know!

      Looking forward to getting on snow!!



    • 30 Nov 2020 3:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Hi Coaches,

      FIVE more sleeps till the SS Freestyle December programs are starting.  Here is the information for a Zoom meeting tonight at 6:30.

      In Attendance:  Hayden Broderick, Cody, Kyle, Hayden Person, Svin, Laine, Miya, Crispin, Dan, Wade, Jamie, Jaxon, Keaton


      We will review the following:

      • Coaches Schedule/Contracts
      • Checklists (Covid checklist, passes, licence, parking, etc)
      • Review meeting spots
      • Radios/Jackets/Tents
      • Lesson plan
      • Schedule
      • Covid stuff, location
      • What happens if:
        • patrol/emergency action
        • I have Covid symptoms
          • sub coaches

      Here is the Zoom link:

      Please confirm you can make the meeting.

      Cheers,  Wade

      Winter Coaching Schedule.xlsx

    • 13 Nov 2020 6:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Hi SS Freestyle Coaches,

      We have another coaches call coming up Monday November 16. Below are the details. If you can't make it please let me know. Wade. 

      Time: 6:30pm



      • Covid Safety plan: Review
      • Review Coaches corner updates: 
      • Touch Orientation - ask coaches to review
        • Review Gstylerz
        • Brad Swanson presentation
      • Payroll procedures
      • AGM reminder. Zoom call Monday Nov 23 Click here

      You can preview most of this at  Covid information is linked to the Red banner at the top.  The orientation is in coach corner.

      We will use the website as a reference. So be prepared to browse using your computer or device.

      Have a great weekend.

      ~ or text 250-550-5322 for more information.

    • 10 Nov 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Hi Coaches! 

      Here are some general procedures regarding Winter 2020/21 Payroll:


      Weekend Coaches

      Period One

      • Period dates: November 24 - December 28

      • Invoice Due: Dec. 29
      • Paid: December 31

      Period Two

      • Period dates: December 29 - January 25
      • Invoice Due:  January 26
      • Paid: January 31
      Period Three
      • Period dates: January 26 - February 22

      • Invoice Due: February 23
      • Paid February 28

      Period Four
      • Period dates:  February 23 - March 23
      • Invoice Due:  March 24
      • Paid:  March 31
      Period Five
      • Period dates:  March 24 - April 4
      • Invoice due: April 5
      • Paid:  April 15
      Head Coaches
      • Period dates: Same as above
      • Mid-Month Invoices due by 10th each month
      • Paydays - 15th and same as above

      All invoices mush be sent to AND . NOT

      ALL invoices must be approved by Wade:)


      Microsoft Excel - Winter Invoices - Last Name, First Name.xlsx

      Google Sheets -


      Wade Garrod, Program Director

      Jason Shearer, SS Freestyle Treasurer

    • 29 Oct 2020 12:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Scroll down to view the ZOOM invite.

      To SS Freestyle Coaches,

      Whether you're new to the SS Freestyle Coach TEAM, not sure you're on the TEAM or a returning coach TEAM member SS Freestyle is keen to welcome you to the 20/21 season.

      To get everyone started and revved for the season I would like to host a ZOOM call this coming Monday November 2nd @ 7:30pm.  The link is below.  In the meantime please put the time and date in your calendar. This will be a short call to review important action items to be ready for the coming season. 

      Over the weekend please prepare:

      • Review Coaches Corner: Click Here
      • Track down your criminal record check
      • put together your coach development plan - what training do you need or want 

      If you can NOT attend this ZOOM call due to a previous engagement please txt WADE.

      Have happy and SAFE Halloween!




      PS. Please drop off your coach coat to 1300 29th Ave if you already have not done so. 

      ZOOM Invite:

      Wade Garrod is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

      Topic: Coaches Meeting

      Time: Nov 2, 2020 07:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

      Join Zoom Meeting

      Meeting ID: 966 9367 9385

      Passcode: 042714

      Find your local number:

      Dial by your location

      +1 438 809 7799 Canada

      +1 587 328 1099 Canada

      +1 647 374 4685 Canada

      +1 647 558 0588 Canada

      +1 778 907 2071 Canada

      +1 204 272 7920 Canada

      Meeting ID: 966 9367 9385

      Passcode: 042714

      International - Find your local number:

    • 27 Oct 2020 11:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Hey Coaches,

      We have 2 head coach position vacancies for the 20/21 winter season.

      Head Coaches

      • Freestylerz and GTeam (2 positions). CLICK HERE for position responsibilities / job description.
      If you are interested to learn more about these super fun Head Coach opportunities please apply by sending a brief cover letter email and your up-to-date resume to Wade, and Myself,


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    SS Freestyle 20/21 Coaching Team:

    SS Freestyle would like to welcome the following coaches back for the 2020/2021 ski season:

    Fundamentalz and Riders Half-day:  


    Adam Hopewell (Lead Coach) - Fundamentalz module

    Brayden Beckley - Fundamentalz module

    Brennan King - Fundamentalz module

    Dani Johnson - Fundamentalz module

    Kendall McKinnon - Fundamentalz module, Air 1, Air 2 

    Logan Stewart - Fundamentalz module, Air 1

    Melody Fagerlund - Fundamentalz module

    Nathan Stewart - Fundamentalz module

    Quinn Taylor - Fundamentalz module


    Ethan Heckrodt - Snowboard Comp-Intro

    Freestylerz, GTeam, Riders


    Ben Pearce - Snowboard Comp Intro

    Antonio Salgado - Snowboard Comp Intro in Training


    Cody Wessels (Freestylerz Head Coach) - Fundamentalz module

    Caden Danbrook - Fundamentalz module

    Hayden Broderick - Fundamentalz module, Air 1

    Kyle Coubrough - Fundamentalz module


    Laine Koroll (Freestylerz Head Coach) - Fundamentalz module, Air 1, Air 2

    Miya Johnson - Fundamentalz module

    Kate Earl - Fundamentalz module

    Emily Broderick - Fundamentalz module


    Ben Pearce - Snowboard Comp Intro

    Tony Slagdo - Snowboard Comp Intro, CASI

    Antonio Salgado - Snowboard Comp Intro in Training, CASI

    Comp Team: 

    Crispin Lipscomb (Snowboard Head Coach) - Facilitator Comp Intro, Comp Dev Coach, Air 1, 2, & 3, Three time Olympian

    Hayden Person (Ski Head Coach) - Fundz Coach, Air 1, 2, 3, 4 and Comp Dev Air Doubles Tramp, Comp Dev Coach in Training, Plus numerous other NCCP Coach Modules. Former BC Team Athlete.

    Caden Colmorgen - Fundamentalz, Air 1, Air 2, Air 3

    Tanner Gordon - Fundz Coach, National Team Skier

    Tom Swiecicki aka "SVIN" (Academy Coach) - Air 1, 2 & 3, Fundz Coach (Facilitator in Training), IFSA Coach L100, NCCP Sport Psychology

    Development Team: 

    Daniel Curtis (Snowboard Head Coach) - Comp Intro Advanced Coach, CASI 3, CASI Facilitator, Air 1, 2 & 3

    Tom Swiecicki aka. coach Svin (Ski Head Coach) - Air 1, 2 & 3, Fundz Coach, IFSA Coach L100, NCCP Sport Psychology

    Jackson Stewart (Big Mtn) - Air 1, Fundz Coach, IFSA Coach L100, Level 1 & 2 CSIA

    Jaxon Peters - Fundz Coach, Air 1 & 2

    Keaton Dick - Fundz Coach, Air 1 & 2

    Landon Gordon - Fundz Coach

    National Team Guest Coaches - Elena Gaskell, Landon Gordon, Noah Morrison, Pat Dew

    Program Director: Wade Garrod, Fundz Coach Facilitator, Air 1&2, Air 3/4 Facilitator, Comp Dev in Training

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