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Coaches Corner

Coach Orientation Meeting November 23

Zoom Link:  Click here

Presentation: Click Here


What do I need to coach with SS Freestyle? 

NEW Coaches 

All NEW Freestyle SKI Coaches need to complete the following:  

o    Click here to sign-up for Freestyle BC course schedule.

o    Fundamentalz Pre-Course Free

o    Complete the following courses by logging into your NCCP Locker/go to "ELEARNING" once you are logged in: , Making Headway , SafeSport and Making Ethical Decisions.

NEW SNOWBOARD Coaches need the Comp-Intro Coach Course

RETURNING Coaches requirements 

Coaches 18 + years old MUST submit CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK to through Snowreg every year. A criminal record check is valid for 2 years.  If you have one less then years old go directly to SnowReg and purchase your Coaching licence.

o    IF you need a Criminal Record check go there are two recommended methods:

o    Method #1 Go to your RCMP detachment.  Apply for an Employer Criminal Record Check - this can take up to 3-6 weeks.  

o    Snowreg - will offer this service through "Sterling Back Check" when you purchase a Coach Membership.  This method will require you to go to Canada Poste to get an ID verification.

ANNUAL Coaches license – please update every year

o    Ski: Freestyle Canada

o    Snowboard: BC Snowboard

o    email your coach license to admin@ssfreestyle.com

The following online NCCP courses are Mandatory for all active coaches:

  • '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 (roughly 2-4 hours) - CLICK HERE

If you have these courses, you do NOT need to take them again.

Pursue your Technical Coaching Pathway

·         Freestyle Skiing

·         Snowboarding

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 TBD - contact snowboard@ssfreestyle.com
  • Canada Snowboard upcoming courses

Please consider the following courses that are STRONGLY RECCOMENDED

·         Keeping Girls in Sport' online course (roughly 90 mins) - CLICK HERE

·         First Aid – Basic

ANNUAL Orientation and Safety Review 

ORIENTATION

Coach Orientation presentation - Click Here

·         Coach card - SSFC COACHES CARDS PROOF 1 (1).pdf

SAFETY AND STANDARDS

Group Management Protocol  - Click here

Group Safety Guide - Click here

Silver Star Emergency Procedures – Click here

Treeline General Emergency Procedures - Click here

HOW TO GET PAID

  • Payroll procedures - Click Here 
  • NEW COACHES - Please complete the Direct Deposit Form - click here. Send Wade and Treasurer this information from the form in an email ASAP.  

COACH BIO INFORMATION

Please go to the following link to upload your Biography information:  Click Here . This content will be used on the new SS Freestyle Website to highlight coaching staff.

2023 Hoodie Order - Click here to order a 2023 coach hoodie.




Coaches Corner Blog Posts:

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

  • 15 Nov 2021 11:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To Coaches,

    For health and safety, covid-19 and vaccination Silver Star Freestyle follows the following guidelines from these jurisdictions:

    • BC Government / Provincial Health Guidelines
    • Interior Health Guidelines
    • Worksafe BC
    • Freestyle BC / BC Snowboard
    • Freestyle Canada / Snowboard Canada
    • Silver Star Mountain and all other facilities that SS Freestyle programs operate in partnership with.

    The most updated policies are kept at the following webpage:

    https://silverstarfreestyleskiclub.wildapricot.org/COVID-19-WINTER-SAFETY-PLAN

    Coaches please frequently review the most current policies and guidelines regarding health and safety. 

  • 31 Oct 2021 10:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To SS Freestyle Trampoline Coaches,

    I am writing this blog post to touch base and give a quick refresher on some coaching procedures and few reminders out about tramp safety in the SS Freestyle Facilities.  There is a lot of excitement at these facilities. To keep everyone healthy and performing, we have to continue to refresh and practice safety behaviours to stay in a continuous safe state.

    These are some of our general best practices and rules on some basic safety procedures around the trampoline environment.  My hope is they will contribute to your success as a coach and the health of the entire club.  There may be bit of cross - over to the dry slope ramps as well.  Stay tuned for some best practices on dry slope ramps. 

    Please read this carefully and let me know what you think. 

    Group Coaching: When there is multiple coaches have a pre-meeting every session to review the lesson plan and establish the roles. Work together and communicate clearly.  The head coach leads the session, and the assistant coach supports the Head Coaches session plan.  We try to establish who the head coach is in the scheduling of sessions.  We also try to have a head coach for each discipline if there is both skiing and snowboarding.  Always do a debrief at the end of your session with the other coach or coaches. 

    Before starting each session:  Do a general warm-up. Command the attention of your athletes before starting the session.   Everyone must be engaged prior to bouncing. Set the tone for safety and performance.  These sessions should start out exceptionally structured.  The sessions can become less structured, explorative, and more like a jam the second half of each session.  The group Head Coaches must be in control start to finish. 

    Transition from warm-up to trampoline:  Set clear instructions safety and group management instruction to ALL athletes before the tramp session starts. And before anyone gets on the trampolines. Ensure that in addition to your normal warm-up you include some specific core exercises to stabilize during first 10-15 minutes on the tramp or ramp.  Even if its just a reminder to engage.  Coming up with some exercises is ideal.  Assign these between turns on the tramps early in the session. 

    Foundational skills - Ensure you give specific volume for each skill.  ie. 10 bounce arms-up/10-arms down/etc.  Maximum bounce time per set should be about 1 minute.  So, taking turns very often.  Equal turns so everyone gets same volumes.  Try to do turns on all tramps at the same time.  Ie. 1 minute skier A on all 3 tramps.  10 second switch.  1 minute Skier B on all tramps.  This allows for smooth and safe transitions.  Especially first 30 minutes of training.

    Trampoline Rules - These are reminders. If you have others that’s good. Please share.  If you are currently following these practices please start immediately and share with your groups every session. 

    • Head Coach - Head coaches are a qualified Air 2 Coach designated by the program director.  The Head Coach must be supervising tramps at all times during the session. 
      • Coach MUST be facing the trampoline ALL the time when athletes are bouncing.
      • Head Coach reviews lesson plan with the Assistant coach every session prior to the sessions starting.  Text, email or google share the plan prior.  The review on devise in person.
    • Assistant coaches MUST have minimum of Air 1 training.  
      • Assistant coach follows the Head Coach training plan
    • Demonstrators - Using demonstrator is a very acceptable practice provided its guided through the qualified Air 2 coach.  Establish the following boundaries prior to the session when using demonstrators.
      • Athletes that have Air 1 and/or 2 training can support the role of the head coach.  
      • Athletes that do not have Air 1 and/or 2 training can NOT coach or give instruction.  They simply demonstrate what's requested of the Head Coach.
      • Coaches can practice their skills to improve. But bounce with in your skill level.  Use a competent demonstrator if needed to support the session.
      • Its preferred that the assistant coach focuses on their roll and that the head coach leads any use a demonstrators.
    • Always bounce inside the red box.  
      • No transfers 
      • Complete "stop bounce" on drifts outside the box.  
    • Corners - Teach your athletes to NEVER step on the trampoline corners.  This is a key safety rule on ALL rectangle Trampolines.  
    • Movement on the tramps should only be done by stepping from the sides or ends. 
      • Step on the tramp. NO jumping onto the tramp.
      • Complete stop bounces before exit of the tramp.  NO jumping off the tramp.
    • Deck Ends - One person per end. 
    • Trampoline - One person per trampoline.
    • Doubles coach must be working with doubles athletes. Even for progressions and throwing mats. 
      • If there is no doubles coach, there is no doubles permitted at the facility. 
      • Currently Hayden, Dan and Wade have Doubles Training.
      • Doubles is a multi season long-term training process.  For now, refining skills and learning tricks in all 4 directions up to 1080 is the goal of club level programs.  Also learning multiple axis's. Doubles are a provincial level program skill after multi-season training approach to achievement of all Air 1 and 2 skills in multiple directions.  If athletes want to do a doubles their coach should discuss the steps and formulate a plan Head Coach Hayden Person and/or Program Director Wade Garrod. By NOT doing a double it doesn’t hold an athlete back. It increases future performance potential.  Doubles are high risk and we are not insured unless ALL steps and progressions are taken to show full competency.

    Operational Procedures - Crispin and I are currently reviewing these. These will be sent out when available. They will also be posted in Coaches Corner with a printed copy at the facility. 

    Emergency Action Plan - Please review the facility EAP.  Additionally, please take 15 minutes to create your own EAP and ensure you have taken the NCCP EAP online training. If you don't have and EAP please produce your own EAP prior to you next session.   This should be stored on your devise.  Attached is an example of the general Emergency procedures and facility information.

    Treeline EAP - Click here

    SS Freestyle will continue to monitor our safety.  So please report any close calls or incidents to wade@ssfreestyel.com directly.  There are no penalties for infractions. But we must continue two-way communication so we can prevent having unwanted incidents and close calls.  Please expect supervisor check in's periodically.  Take your time in progressing athletes’ skills and fight complacency every session. 

    Please if you have any other suggestions or aren't sure about something hit reply-all so we can share with each other.  Or give me a call directly.

    Thanks for reading.

    Kindest Regards,

    Wade Garrod, Program Director

    SS Freestyle.com

    wade@ssfreestyle.com


  • 26 Aug 2021 12:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi Coaches,

    I sent this email out in the spring and heard back from a few of you.  If you have NOT responded please take the time to let me know if you are able to come back this season. And if you can't come back that's ok please let me know. Thank everyone for your great contributions as coaches to the SS Freestyle Club.  Below is a few quick questions.

    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 wade@ssfreestyle.com. Thanks for helping us in planning for next season!

    LEADERSHIP Opportunities: We are seeking some program leaders / head coaches for Fundamentalz, Gteam and Freestylerz.  Please inquire and send your resume to wade@ssfreestyle.com.

    Look forward to hearing from everyone soon.

    Kind Regards,

    Wade Garrod

    Program Director


  • 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 wade@ssfreestyle.com. 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

    Saturday

    • 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
    Sunday
    • 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.

    Cheers,

    Wade


  • 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

    Coaches

    Communications

    • 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!

    Cheers,

    Wade


  • 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: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/r?cid=Y19wbjlycWdhNWc2ZWhscTdlcWJycmZhM3J1NEBncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t


    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!!


    Cheers,

    Hayden

  • 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

    Topics

    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: https://zoom.us/j/95449974343?pwd=UDcwU21pT2E0MDJuVDJrTzBoTWhUZz09

    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

    Link:  https://zoom.us/j/91274049033?pwd=R3E4SllsQ3BZOW5GWjZLUW1mcS9Tdz09

    Agenda:

    • 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 www.ssfreestyle.com.  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.

    ~

    wade@ssfreestyle.com or text 250-550-5322 for more information.

  • 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!

    Cheers,

    Wade

    250-550-5322

    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

    https://zoom.us/j/96693679385?pwd=QWRkQkJ6WkpmQkFxa0lsUXBMOHBVUT09

    Meeting ID: 966 9367 9385

    Passcode: 042714

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