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.

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    • 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

    • 06 Sep 2019 3:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      To SS Freestyle Coaches,

      Coach Svin built a coaching course calendar. See below with some courses that are coming up for this season.  If your interested in coming back this season please email me ASAP and check out the following courses coming up real soon:

      The First Aid Course is Next Thursday September 12

      TIME: 6:30 to 9:30

      LOCATION: Maven Lane Gym, Park in back. Enter through gym.

      COST:  This course costs $70 but SS Freestyle will pay half. Please bring $35 if you attend.

      RSVP: if you can attend please email me at wade@ssfreestyle.com .

      DEADLINE for registration: Monday September 9th.

      If you are current with first aid you don't need to participate. But please send me your certificate for our files.


      Air 1 Trampoline October

      DATE: October 4/5

      LOCATION: Maven Lane Gym, Park in back. Enter through gym

      COST: $349 - SS Freestyle will offer its active coaches $100 back on your first 2019/20 paycheck for taking this course

      REGISTRATION: https://freestylebc.ski/event/air-1-vernon-2019/

      REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 29, 2019

      Hope to see you out at some of the upcoming training. Click Here for calendar.  If you have any questions txt Svin or I.

      Kind Regards,

      Wade Garrod, Program Director

      SS Freestyle


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    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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