WAITLIST UPDATE : Current status is that several winter programs are full and there is a waitlist until we recruit more coaches.  All Waitlist requests will be notified as spots become available.  Waitlists can hold off on memberships until they have a confirmed spot. 



Coaches Corner


Coach Training Sign-up

What do I need in order to coach with SS Freestyle?

ALL NEW Coaches 

All NEW Freestyle SKI Coaches need to complete the following:  

All SNOWBOARD Coaches need the Comp-Intro Coach Course

ALL Coaches

Coaches 18 + years old MUST submit CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK to through Snowreg.
    • SS Freestyle requires a new Criminal Record Check every 2 years.
      • Method #1 Go to your RCMP detachment.  Apply for an Employer Criminal Record Check - this can take up to 3-6 weeks.  
      • Snowreg - will offer this service through "Sterling Back Check" when you purchase a Coach Membership.  This method will require you to get an ID verification at a Canada Post office.
    • Freestyle - Email your most up to date criminal record check to chris@freestylecanada.ski
    • Snowboard - TBA

Health and Safety

  • Vaccination - Current Situation
  • Policies and Guidelines

Please update your 2021-22 Coaches licence 


The following online 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

Please consider the following courses that are STRONGLY RECCOMENDED

  • Keeping Girls in Sport' online course (roughly 90 mins) - 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 TBD- contact snowboard@ssfreestyle.com
  • Canada Snowboard upcoming courses

    Important Links for SS Freestyle Coaches:

    CLUB

    Coach Orientation presentationSSFC 20_21 Coaches Orientation V2.pdf

    Group Management Protocol SS Freestyle Group Management Protocol.pdf

    Payroll ProceduresClick Here - NEW PROCEDURES COMING SOON

    SKI

    Freestyle Ski Canada Coaches Pathway: Click Here

    Freestyle Ski BC Coaching Courses: Click Here


    BOARD

    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.

    • 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

      Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aeu0Rduhcs

      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: https://zoom.us/u/aeu0Rduhcs



    • 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.




    SS Freestyle 20/21 Coaching Team:

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


    Program leaders

    Wade Garrod - Program Director-  Fundz Coach Facilitator, Air 1&2, Air 3/4 Facilitator, Double Trampoline, Comp Dev in Training, Various other NCCP Module

    Shane Harle - Saturday - Head Coach Freestylerz/Fundametalz

    Caden Colmorgen - Sunday - Head Coach Freestylerz/Fundamentalz


    Fundamentalz and Riders Half-day:  

    Fundamentalz



    Riders Half-day


    Freestylerz, GTeam, Riders

    Riders

    Antonio Salgado - Snowboard Comp Intro in Training - Comp Intro, CASI

    Ben Pearce - Snowboard Comp Intro - Comp Intro

    Raquel Marchiel - Riders Gteam - Comp Intro

    Freestylerz

    Brayden Beckley - Fundamentalz module

    Brennan King - Fundamentalz module

    Caden Danbrook - Fundamentalz module

    Cody Wessels - Fundamentalz module

    Logan Stewart - Fundamentalz module, Air 1

    Nathan Stewart - Fundamentalz module

    Logan Stewart - Fundamentalz module, Air 1

    Sierra Dorward - Fundamentalz in-training


    Teen Freestylerz

    Keaton Dick - Fundamentalz, Air 1-4


    Gteam

    Kendall McKinnon (Gteam Head Coach) - Fundamentalz module, Air 1, Air 2 

    Dani Johnson - Fundamentalz module

    Makenna Christensen - Fundamentalz in-training

    Quinn Taylor - Fundamentalz module


    Riders

    Ben Pearce - Snowboard Comp Intro

    Tony Slagdo - Snowboard Comp Intro, CASI

    Antonio Salgado - Snowboard Comp Intro in Training, CASI


    Jr. Development Teams

    Matthew Leslie (Snowboard Head Coach)

    Hayden Broderick (Ski Head Coach) - Fundamentalz module, Air 1, Air 3

    Emily Broderick - Fundamentalz module

    Development Team: 

    Daniel Curtis (Snowboard Head Coach) - Comp Intro Advanced Coach, CASI 3, CASI Facilitator, Air 1, 2, 3, 4)

    Tom Swiecicki aka "SVIN" (Head Coach Dev Team, Big Mtn Director) - Air 1, 2 & 3, Fundz Coach (Facilitator in Training), IFSA Coach L100, NCCP Sport Psychology

    Jackson Stewart (Big Mtn) - Air 1, Fundz Coach, IFSA Coach L100, Level 1, 2, 3, 4, CSIA 

    Jaxon Peters - Fundz Coach, Air 1, 2, 3

    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.

    Nick Payne - Fundamentalz, Air 3/4 In Training, Level 1 Ski instructor (APSI), SA Coaching Cert (Snow Australia), Former International level skier


    National Team Guest Coaches - Elena Gaskell, Noah Morrison, Patrick Dew


    Sub Coaches - Miya Johnson, Melody Fagerlund, Ella Garrod, Kristin Hoivik, Tegan Evans, Tate Garrod


    Program leaders

    Wade Garrod - Program Director-  Fundz Coach Facilitator, Air 1&2, Air 3/4 Facilitator, Double Trampoline, Comp Dev in Training, Various other NCCP Module

    Shane Harle - Saturday - Head Coach Freestylerz/Fundametalz

    Caden Colmorgen - Sunday - Head Coach Freestylerz/Fundamentalz


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