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

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

    Silver Star Mountain -General Emergency Action Plan.pdf

    Important Links for SS Freestyle Coaches:


    Coach Orientation presentation - Click Here


    Group Management Protocol SS Freestyle Group Management Protocol.pdf

    Group Safety Guide - GROUP SAFETY GUIDE.pdf

    Silver Star Emergency Procedures - Silver Star Mountain -General Emergency Action Plan.pdf

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


    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.

    • 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!!**


    • 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:


      • 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 (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:


      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. 

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

      Hi Coaches,

      Thanks to those that attended the First Aid Course Last week in Vernon. Svin is will post some Kelowna dates for First Aid this week.

      The following info is from Seb at Freestyle BC regarding the upcoming Air 1 at Air House - Coach Wade

      Freestyle BC has organized an Air 1 at the Kelowna Airhouse October 5-6. This replaces the previously planned course at Maven Lane. 

      Here is the link to register:


      I will keep you posted regarding Air 2!

      Let me know if you have any questions.


      Seb, Freestyle BC

    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:  


    Riders Half-day

    Freestylerz, GTeam, Riders


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

    Ben Pearce - Snowboard Comp Intro - Comp Intro

    Raquel Marchiel - Riders Gteam - Comp Intro


    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


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

    Dani Johnson - Fundamentalz module

    Makenna Christensen - Fundamentalz in-training

    Quinn Taylor - Fundamentalz module


    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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