Created: 19 January 2016

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Professional, fun and energetic coaches are the backbone of competitive snowboarding & freeskiing. 

USASA and US Ski & Snowboard together deliver high quality education programs at all levels of the pipeline for coaches in the United States. The philosophy, based on the Snowboarding & Freeskiing Training System, is to coach athletes to become great athletes first, with a solid fundamental skills and love for snowboarding & freeskiing.

Benefits of riding / skiing with a certified USASA Coach:

  • Thorough training
    • Classroom
    • On Snow
  • First Aid Certification
  • CPR Certification
  • SafeSport Training
  • CDC Heads Up Concussion Education
  • Mandatory NCSI Background Check
  • Ability coach at both USASA & US Ski & Snowboard events

To find a USASA Certified Coach or to check on the certification level of the coach you are currently training with please CLICK HERE


Jeff Juneau

Jeff Juneau - Killington Mountain School

What does being USASA-certified say about a coach? It reinforces a commitment to their roles as both coach and mentor. As part of earning their USASA credentials, coaches go through a robust screening & safety program. Next, they participate in a multi-day course with clinicians that are some of the most experienced coaches in the country. These clinicians make a final evaluation that is a combination of on-snow coaching and written exam.

The USASA endorsement is more than just a certification- it is an education program that encourages and supports a coach's development throughout their career. Lifelong learning and growth is just as important for our coaches as it is for our athletes. USASA certification gives great coaches additional tools to effectively develop athletes in a safe and positive environment.

miah wheeler

Miah Wheeler - AVSC

Great coaches understand that parents want the best for their children. It is only fitting then that great coaches will want the best education to ensure these athletes are progressing in a safe, fun and fair environment.

USASA/US Ski & Snowboard Coaches Education Programs

The US Coach Education program is a joint effort between USASA and theUS Ski & Snowboard. 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. The education program follows the athlete development pipeline.

Certification begins with the with Level 100 and 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 and these clinics are organized by the USASA.

The Level 300 and 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 Coach Education Committee is responsible for the development and implementation of the clinics and exams at each level.

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