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Coach Opportunity 

Big Mountain Head Coach  - Ski

Position open until further notice - Posted September 1, 2022

Location: Vernon, BC

SS Freestyle is seeking a Big Mountain Coach for the 2022/23 ski season and beyond.  Silver Freestyle Club performance programs consist of the following:

  • Jr. Development Team
  • The Development Team
  • The Freestyle Comp Team - U14, U16/U18 (Two Groups)
  • The Big Mountain Team - Ages 13-17
  • The Snowboard Comp Team 

This coach will have the following attributes:

Preparedness - ability to build and implement comprehensive lesson plans for each session;

Coaching leadership- relentlessly collaborate with the Lead coach performance coaches at SS Freestyle;

Experience – intuitive decision making and communication skills;

Coaching leadership- relentlessly collaborate with other SS Freestyle performance program coaches;

Experience – intuitive decision making and communication skills to help lead;

Preservation- foster an existing inclusive and passionate competitive culture for skiing;

Connection– this person will work closely and respectfully with his or her group of athletes and parents;

Drive – this person will work with a team of coaches and volunteers to maintain a fast pace and fun operations of SS Freestyle programs. 

Above all this person has to have passion for the sport of freeskiing and support all the disciplines of skiing and snowboarding offered by the SS Freestyle Club. 

Type of work: seasonal part-time contract.

Schedule:  The coach will need to coach 2 days per week starting December 1, 2019.  Travel to regional and national Jr. IFSA competitions may be required. 

In Summary: SS Freestyle has some flexibility and the club is willing to cater some of the club needs to the strengths of the coach candidate. The Silver Star Freestyle Club has the right to lengthen or shorten the job posting term if it desires.  Email your resume and cover letter to if you wish to apply for this lead coach position.  Scroll down for a more comprehensive list of what is required from the successful candidate of this position. 

This position reports to Wade Garrod the Silver Star Freestyle Club Program Director.  

SS Freestyle Club Objectives

  • To deliver high quality training programs and services to the Silver Star Freestyle Ski Club athletes
  • To grow the sport of freestyle skiing through increased enrollment in club programs
  • To develop skiers for life in a safe and fun environment
  • To prepare competitive ski athletes for BC and Freestyle Canada and Jr. Freeski competitions
  • To develop and mentor future coaches
  • To build and maintain world leading freestyle training and competition environments

Required Qualifications

  • Three or more seasons as a Freeski athlete at the regional or national level
  • Three or more seasons as coach at a club 
  • Current criminal record check
  • First Aid - Basic
  • Drivers license - Class 5
  • Must have Freestyle Canada Fundamentalz or FUNZ update
  • IFSA Level 100 Coaches Certification
  • Must have "Making Headway"
  • Must have NCCP "Making Ethical Decisions" module
  •  "Keeping Girls in Sport" online 
  • Considerable coaching experience in Freeskiing and or other genre's of skiing and/or other sports
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload to ensure effective on and off snow operations
  • Ability to practice prompt communications via phone, txt, email or in person as require
  • Acts as desirable role model for children and teenagers

Desirable Qualifications Skills and Attributes

  • L200 & a solid technical understanding of technical skiing in multiple genres (ie. Freeski, Freestyle, Alpine, CSIA)
  • Can Freestyle Coach Modules - TSM 1 & 2, Air 1-4, P&P, Plan a Practice, Plan a Season
  • Head Start Pro or Safestart
  • Drivers license - Professional Classification 
  • Competition Development Moguls and/or Slopestyle OR plan to pursue
  • Can Freestyle Doubles Tramp / On Snow
  • Experience in managing conflict and finding resolutions
  • Demonstrates the ability to be productive and have good work ethic
  • Strives to lead a healthy and active life style
  • Ability to implement sport psychology and S&C development programming 
  • Has a high level understanding of the CS4L model (Long Term Athlete Development)
  • Ability to complete athlete evaluations and provide productive feedback
  • Ability to set goals, report on progress,  and show success reaching benchmarks

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