REGISTRATION update: 2022/23 Winter Registration 

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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.

  • 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, wade@ssfreestyle.com and Myself, svin@ssfreestyle.com

    Cheers

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

    Hi Coaches, 

    If you have a jacket or radio please contact svin@ssfreestyle.com 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!!**

    Cheers.

  • 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!

    IF YOU GET DELAYED PLEASE TXT ME - 250-550-5322

    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:

      https://freestylebc.ski/event/air-2-kelowna-2019/

    • 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)
    CALLING ALL COACHES

    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 (wade@ssfreestyle.com) if you will attend orientation in Kelowna and advise Svin (svin@ssfreestyle.com) 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:

    https://silverstarfreestyleskiclub.wildapricot.org/page-1861502

    Send cover letter and resume to wade@ssfreestyle.com!  


  • 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 freestylebc.ski or reach out to Sebastien Berthiaume <seb@freestylebc.ski> to register, or request a clinic in your area. 

    submitted: Freestyle BC

  • 26 Sep 2019 2:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi Coaches, 

    First Aid Course coming up in K Town.  Offered by Kim from Phoenix Fitness.

    DATE: Sunday October 27th 

    TIME: 11 AM-2PM

    VENUE: Global Fitness in Kelowna

    ADDRESS: 1574 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6G2

    COST: The course costs $70 but SSFC has agreed to pay half of the course fee! (we'll reimburse once the course facilitator sends out the certs and invoice!!)

    TO REGISTER: Contact Kim at Phoenix Fitness - admin@phoenixfitnesskelowna.ca

    If you already have a current and valid 1st Aid certification there's no reason to take this course however please email svin@ssfreestyle.com with a copy of your certification so we have it in your files!!

    Any questions hit up Svin. 



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