Coaches Corner

SS Freestyle runs athlete centered programs that are driven by our professional coaches.  

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SS Freestyle Coach Team:

SS Freestyle would like to welcome the following coaches back for the 2019-2020 ski season:

Comp Team:  Hayden Person (head coach), Noah Morrison

Development Team: Coming soon

Freestylerz & GTeam: Tom Swiecicki (Coach Svin, Head Coach), Talia Metzler. Hayden Broderick. Emily Broderick. Caden Colmorgen. Laine Koroll. Erik Urqhart. Miya Johnson. Shane Pelkey. Jaxon Peteres. More coming soon...

Fundamentalz:  List Coming Soon...

Leadership - Veronika Chapman / Adam Hopewell

Sarah Stevenson, Kendall Mckinnon, Keaton Dick, Mason Wood, Kyle Coubrough, Brayden Beckley

Guest Coach: Josh Melbourne

Snowboard crew: Crispin Lipscomb, Daniel Curtis, 

Guest coaches: Elena Gaskell, Noah Morrison, Patrick DewSeb & more

Program Director: Wade Garrod

Annual Freestyle Canada Coach Licence 

Coaches must renew their coaches licence prior to coaching after June 30 every year.  Get your Coach licence NOW:

Ski: Freestyle Canada
Snowboard: BC Snowboard

** Note: SS Freestyle Coach Licences can be reimbursed on your first invoice. Include the email receipt in the submission. 

Important Links for SS Freestyle Coaches:

Ski and Snowboard Program Times: Program Times.pdf

Ski and Snowboard SS Freestyle Program Calendars: Click Here

Freestyle Ski Canada Coaches Pathway: Click Here

Freestyle Ski BC Coach Courses: Click Here

Snowboard Canada Coaches Pathway: Click Here

Snowboard Canada Coach Courses: Click Here

SS Freestyle FZ/Gteam Coach Facebook Page: Click Here

Coach Orientation presentation - Copy of SSFC 19_20 Coaches Orientation V2.pdf

Group Management Protocol - SS Freestyle Group Management Protocol.pdf

Payroll Procedures - Click Here

Coaches Corner Blog Posts:

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  • 31 Aug 2020 1:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Click Here to register for the Upcoming Coaches Orientation at Lot E!

    Hey Coaches!!

    Summer's coming to a fast close and we wanted to do a little coaches get-together at the E-Lot tramps before we have to shut them down.

    Most of you have been to at least one orientation and we wanted to do things a little differently this year so we will be running a coaches tramps and rails session. 

    There's going to be 2 dates to choose from so hopefully that gives everyone something that works for their schedules, if you want to come out to both, awesome!

    THE PLAN behind these sessions is simple:

    -Catch up with the other coaches after the summer

    -Have fun, get some exercise and work on a few tramp/rail tricks

    -Dust of the ol' coaches hat and spend a little time coaching each other, discussing coaching ideas, techniques etc.


    Dates: September 12th (Saturday) and/or September 20th (Sunday)

    Times: 10am - 12:15pm

    Covid-19 information -  Please ensure you have read and understand the following documents and understand we are in a "new normal".  These documents are in place to ensure the safety of all freestyle athletes, coaches and the general population in BC. 

    What you'll need

    Water and snacks


    Hand Sanitzer

    **We're outside on the mountain - Dress for weather and bring a change of clothes!**


    • skis, ski boots, long pants and long sleeve recommended, helmet mandatory
    • Skis can be regular park skis. 
    • No poles


    • Tramp socks recommended (air house socks) or other socks

    Up-to-date Coaches Licence!!!! - MANDATORY

    Skiers you can renew your membership here:!/memberships/freestyle-bc-2020-2021-memberships

    In order to complete your licence registration you're also going to need a current criminal record check. The quickest and easiest way I found to obtain this is through these guys....

    Snowboard memberships right here...

    Please register here so we know which session you'll be coming to (or both) and please make sure to send Wade and I proof of your membership and a copy of your criminal record check.

    As well, if you can't make it for some reason let me know. Memberships and criminal record checks still need to get to Wade and I before you coach or train!!

    Thanks Everyone, super stoked to be nearing the winter and excited to see you all again!

    Questions etc, let me know!!



    Coach Svin                                                           

  • 06 Apr 2020 10:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi Coaches, 

    If you have a jacket or radio please contact by April 15.

    Cheers, Wade

  • 24 Feb 2020 12:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi Coaches,

    It's that time of year again! The end of our winter programs is fast approaching and we need to start thinking about our athlete's year-end report cards.

    To ensure everyone gets the time they need to complete all their report cards, I have arranged a 2 hour classroom session this coming Saturday and request that as many, if not all coaches attend!

    Date: February 29th.

    Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

    Location: Kids Adventure Centre (Directly across from the Brown Bag lunch room.

    **Report Cards are critical so if you cannot make this session please let myself or your head coach know so we can ensure you get your cards completed on time!!**


  • 23 Jan 2020 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi Coaches! 

    Here are some general procedures regarding Winter 2020 Payroll:

    Fundamentals/Gteam/Freestylerz/Riders Coaches

    • Deadlines for payroll each period - Jan 26/Feb 24/Mar 9 
    • 2020 paydays for general coaching - Feb 1/Mar 1/ March 15
    Lead Coaches / Comp Teams / Dev Team / Guest Coaches / Head Coaches
    • Payday deadlines - 15th each month / Jan 26/Feb24/Mar 9/Mar 23/April 6
    • Paydays are on the 1st or up to 5 business days after the 15th.

    NEW! - All invoices mush be sent to AND . NOT

    ALL invoices must be approved by Wade:)

    Copy of EXAMPLE INVOICE monthly.xlsx

    Google Sheets -

    Lastly I would like to welcome Jason Shearer and Richard Groves to the leadership finance team.  Welcome aboard boys!

    If you have any questions please contact Wade directly via txt or email. ~ txt 250-550-5322

  • 03 Jan 2020 11:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi Fundamentalz Coaches,

    The BIG day for 60 Fundamentalz skiers is this weekend!  As you know our Fundamentalz program starts Saturday January 4 and Sunday Jan 5.  The program Runs until March 7 (10 weeks).

    AM Coaches Saturday - I would like us to meet at the Coaches Shack (boots on with equipment).  Please arrive at 8:20am, in order to leave ourselves time to get prepared.   Click here to view the Fundamentalz coaching schedule. 

    Please be familiar with the fundamentals pocket book and be sure to bring it to all sessions. We use lesson plans followed in the book with your owns tweaks and twist to set us up for a successful season coaching and a successful season for the kids in the program.

    I will hand out coach coats and radios at the shack.  Click here to view groups.  You will receive a sign with your names on it.  The kids will come to you. If you have your cell phone pls bring it:)

    As coaches you will need to help with a few things at the start:

    • make sure all the kids in your groups get a jersey
    • Check to make sure a parents phone number is on the back of the pass
    • Do an equipment check before the parents leave
    • Chat to the kids and make sure they feel welcome
    • Help with name tags
    • Check on friend requests

    We will leave the meeting point by 9am in the mornings and 12:50 in the afternoon. Here are the meet times:

    • Saturday AM 8:45-11:45am
    • Saturday PM 12:45-3:30pm
    • Sunday AM 8:45-11:45am
    General Program Schedule - All programs

    For the first week we will split into groups at the top of the Gondola.  From there we will make groups and go down Sundance on the first run.  We will work together to make sure your groups are working.

    If you have any questions feel free to contact me.  See you on the slopes!


    Kind Regards,

    Wade Garrod, Program Director

  • 08 Nov 2019 1:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hey Coaches!

    There are lots of opportunities coming up this season, to advance your coaching training. Here are some of the courses you may wish to take advantage of!..

    • Air 2 (Advanced trampoline skills) - Air 2 course in Kelowna November 22-24 at the Airhouse. Here is the registration link:

    • Air 3 (air bag) - hosted at Silver Star from December 11-12. This is for coaches who did not take the water ramp portion last summer. Please let Coach Svin or Wade know ASAP if you are interested.
    • Air 4 - January 13-15 at Silver Star with Pat Walsh. 
    • Park & Pipe Module - January 16-17 at Silver Star with Pat Walsh. *(Discounted if coaches sign up for both Air 4 + P&P Module.)

  • 05 Nov 2019 11:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Silver Star Freestyle Club is providing 2 options for this year's coaches orientation to make it as convenient as possible for everyone to attend!

    Option 1: (KELOWNA) Wednesday November 20th @ Airhouse. 6:45pm

    *(Coaches will be able to use the trampolines after orientation)*

    Option 2: (VERNON) Sunday November 24th @ Maven Lane. 3:00pm

    *(All coaches are welcome to come try the new dry-slope rail session at Wade's house from 1pm-2:30.  And there is a Burger and Beer fundraiser for our club, at the Longhorn Pub starting at 4:30pm (19+ only at the Pub))*

    Please review prior to the meeting:

    Coach Orientation presentation - Copy of SSFC 19_20 Coaches Orientation V2.pdf

    Group Management Protocol - SS Freestyle Group Management Protocol.pdf

    The pre-season orientation is very important to ensuring you're up to speed on any policies, procedures as well as any new changes to our operations so we'd like to see everyone attend one of these sessions.

    Please advise Wade ( if you will attend orientation in Kelowna and advise Svin ( if you will attend the Vernon orientation).

  • 05 Nov 2019 11:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ever wondered what other coaching courses are out there? Or how to take your coaching to the next level? It's simple with the NCCP Coaches Pathway....( Check out the link in the article )

    Freestyle Canada Coach Pathway Changes

    Ensuring Freestyle Canada has certified coaches who provide a safe sport experience for our members is key to the growth and success of our Freestyle Community

    Coaches are ambassadors of our sport. Investing in knowledge, practical learning experiences and opportunities to assess coach competencies will positively shape our sport and prepare us for future growth.

    A number of exciting new changes have been made to the Coach Pathway in order to ensure coaches can achieve certification with greater ease. The revised pathway has been created through consultation with external industry leaders and internal stakeholders. Significant effort has been made to ensure that the new requirements are considerate of the realities of our coaching community.

    Check out the newly revised coach pathway.

  • 04 Oct 2019 10:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hey SS Freestyle Coaches we are seeking Development Team coaches for this season. Please check out the job posting and if its a fit for you or someone you know:

    Send cover letter and resume to!  

  • 02 Oct 2019 9:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Female Coach Course Certification Bursary 

    Freestyle BC is proud to introduce the Female Coach Certification Bursary for the 2019-2020 season. We will be offering a FUNdamentalz entry-level coaching course to eight female candidates (from anywhere in the province); course to be held in Vancouver, free of charge.

    A part of our commitment to our membership is to ensure we support and mentor highest quality coaches, judges and officials in the country.  Our professional development team is dedicated to provided high-quality training opportunities this season for everyone in the province.  Be sure to check for updates at or reach out to Sebastien Berthiaume <> to register, or request a clinic in your area. 

    submitted: Freestyle BC

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