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USASA Coaches

2013-2014 Coach Certification Clinic Dates and Locations

Click here for Clinic Schedule and Registration

For more info on Coach clinics, please contact Marie Basil at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Prerequisites for Level 100 Coach Certification:

* To Become Certified:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Work as a coach over 60 hours per season
  • Confirm in writiing via letter of employment from one of the following
    • regional series director
    • level 300 coach or regional clinic leader or
    • supervisor of a ski/snowboard school (for those coming over from PSIA/AASI)
  • Provide proof of First Aid/Cpr
  • Provide proof of CDC Concusion www.cdc.gov (Free)
  • Provide proof of USOC SafeSport www.safesport.org/ (Free)
  • Register for 2 day clinic - Cost $120
  • Pass 2 day clinic
  • Pass background check

All coaches wishing to attend a clinic for the 2013-2014 season will need to complete the online course listed above & provide confirmation of employment prior to attending the classroom courses.  Please bring verification / documentation of completion to your clinic.  There is a maximum of 12 participants per clinic unless otherwise noted.  There is no on-site registration unless pre-authorized by the clinician.  Do not just show up for a clinic without registering online and expect to get in.

Click here for clinic schedule and registration   For more info on Coach clinics, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

* To Re-Certify:

The Coaches Recertification Test is for previously certified Level 100 Coaches only who are looking to maintain their current status.  If you do not appear in the online Coaches Directory then you are not eligible to take this test. You must be a current member of the USASA for this test. Level 100 Coaches must re-certify every 2 years either with another class (same class or upgrade to higher level) or via the online recertification tests. Coaches may only re-certify online once every four years.  A physical clinic must be attended every four years. NCIS background checks will be perfomed on all re-certified coaches are part of the recertification protocol.  Online re-certification cost is $60.00

After you register for the Online Re-Certification exam you are reguired to login back into your profile on the USASA website, scroll down to the bottom of your profile page where you'll find a GREEN "Begin Test" button as illustrated below.  Good luck!

USASA__United_States_of_America_Snowboard_Association_-_Join__Renew_or_Login

Once you have completed the online recertificaton you will be required to submit copies of the following certificates before your re-certification will be marked Current:

  • CDC Heads Up
  • USOC Safesport
  • First Aid/CPR

Please e-mail copies of the aforementioned certificates to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be entered into your profile.   If you are unable to e-mail copies of these doc's you can mail hard copies to:

  • USASA
  • PO Box 15500
  • South Lake Tahoe, CA., 96151

Click here for Level 100 Coaches Online Re-Certification Screenshot_10113_1156_AM


Prerequisites for Level 200 Coach Certification:

* To Become Certified:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • 12 months as a Level 100 Coach
  • Currently working as an active coach and registered as a member of USASA or USSA.
  • Work over 150 hours per season
  • Confirm in writiing via letter of employment from one of the following
    • regional series director
    • level 300 coach or regional clinic leader or
    • supervisor of a ski/snowboard school (for those coming over from PSIA/AASI)
  • Provide proof of First Aid/Cpr
  • Provide proof of CDC Concusion www.cdc.gov (Free)
  • Provide proof of USOC SafeSport www.safesport.org/ (Free)
  • Register for 2 day clinic - Cost $120
  • Pass 2 day clinic
  • Pass background check

All coaches wishing to attend a clinic for the 2013-2014 season will need to complete the online course listed above & provide confirmation of employment prior to attending the classroom courses.  Please bring verification / documentation of completion to your clinic.  There is a maximum of 12 participants per clinic unless otherwise noted.  There is no on-site registration unless pre-authorized by the clinician.  Do not just show up for a clinic without registering online and expect to get in.

* To Re-Certify:
The Coaches Recertification Test is for previously certified Level 200 Coaches only who are looking to maintain their current status.  If you do not appear in the online Coaches Directory then you are not eligible to take this test. You must be a current member of the USASA for this test. Level 200 Coaches must re-certify every 2 years either with another class (same class or upgrade to higher level) or via the online recertification tests. Coaches may only re-certify online once every four years.  A physical clinic must be attended every four years. NCIS background checks will be perfomed on all re-certified coaches are part of the recertification protocol.  Online re-certification cost is $60.00

After you register for the Online Re-Certification exam you are reguired to login back into your profile on the USASA website, scroll down to the bottom of your profile page where you'll find a GREEN "Begin Test" button as illustrated below.  Good luck!

USASA__United_States_of_America_Snowboard_Association_-_Join__Renew_or_Login

Once you have completed the online recertificaton you will be required to submit copies of the following certificates before your re-certification will be marked Current:

  • CDC Heads Up
  • USOC Safesport
  • First Aid/CPR
Please e-mail copies of the aforementioned certificates to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to be entered into your profile.   If you are unable to e-mail copies of these doc's you can mail hard copies to:
  • USASA
  • PO Box 15500
  • South Lake Tahoe, CA., 96151
Click here for Level 200 Coaches Online Re-Certification Screenshot_10113_1156_AM


Level 300 Coach Certification:

Level 300 Coaches Ceritifaction are issued by the USSA.  Please contact Abby Nyberg / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for information on certification and schedules.


USASA Regional Representatives and Trainers

As part of our efforts to better organize the US Snowboard Coach Education Commitee, we elected regional representative across the country. These individuals are tasked with overseeing the coach program and helping coordinate clinics in their region. The following are the regions in the US and the representative for that region:

Eastern Division- ME, VT, NH, NY, CT, MA, PA, MD, VA
Rep: Chris Davies, Gould Academy

Far West Division- CA
Rep: Dylan Omlin

Intermountain Division- UT, ID, WY, MT
Rep: Stuart Rea, Team Utah

Central Division- OH, WI, MI, MN, IL
Rep: Matt Guftason

Rocky Mountain Division- CO, NM, AZ
Rep: Ben Boyd, Snowboard Club of Vail

Northwest Division- OR, WA
Rep: Coggin Hill- Mt Bachelor Ski and Snowboard Foundation

USASA Executive Board Coaches Representative

Each year, the coaches of USASA nominate and elect a coaches rep to the USASA Executive Board. This position gives the coaches a voice in the management and direction of USASA. Nominations are taken at the annual USASA board meeting during Nationals. Votes are then submitted by e-mail over the next two weeks after the nominations.

KC Gandee is the USASA Coaches Rep & your contact to voice your concerns and opinions about the direction and vision of USASA. Please contact him with any questions This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


US Snowboard Coach Education Program

The US Snowboard Coach Education program is a joint effort between USASA and USSA. The goal is to provide a consistent path for coaches to get the training and resources they need to help their athletes reach their goals in the sport. Certification begins with the with Club Coach (Level 100) and Regional Coach (Level 200) clinics. The focus of the 100 and 200 level is on coaches who are working with kids who compete primarily in USASA events. The National Coach (Level 300) and Pro Coach (Level 400) certifications are focused on coaches working with athletes at the next levels of competition in the US and around the world. The US Snowboard Coach Education Committee is responsible for the development and implementation of the clinics and exams at each level.

Click here for more detail information on The Coach Education Program


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