COACHES INFORMATION

Created: 20 October 2021

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Welcome to the 2022-2023 Season!!

USASA Coach Education is developed in partnership with the US Coach Education Committee composed of top coach leaders from freeskiing and snowboarding, and the Sport Education Department at US Ski & Snowboard. USASA assists in the scheduling of clinics and assigning coach developers for L100 and L200 courses. US Ski & Snowboard is responsible for managing the online curriculum and the registration for on snow coach assessments.  In order to participate in a USASA event as a coach you must be a certified coach through US Skiing & Snowboarding and hold a USASA membership.

All coaches for level 100 must be currently working as an active coach within a US Ski & Snowboard club or with an insured and licensed independent coaching program. In addition coaches are required to show proof they will be working over 60 hours per season as a coach for the program. This prerequisite will be verified at your assessment. If you cannot provide proof of employment you will not be able to participate in the clinic and no refunds will be given.

You may register for the online training at any time, and once completed you will be able to choose a one-day coach assessment near you to verify your knowledge base and complete the certification process. The online training takes from 5-7 hours to complete so give yourself plenty of time to engage and learn. The purpose of the online courses are to prepare you to effectively develop athletes in your program and enhance your knowledge base. To start the process, you will need to upload verification of your prerequisites which includes your first aid/CPR certificate and your concussion certificate in your US Ski & Snowboard membership profile.

Next, you will visit the Coaching Fundamentals Modules to begin the process.

Go to https://my.usskiandsnowboard.org and select coaches education to begin.

These fundamentals span across all disciplines and provide a good starting base for your education. Then, you will review a set of Sport Specific Modules where you will learn about the equipment, technique, tactics, and competition knowledge and skills required of a Level 100/200 coach in your sport.

IMPORTANT NOTICE - You must be a registered member of US Ski & Snowboard in order to sign up for a clinic and/or USASA for an online recertification. Online recertifications for the 2022/23 season will be available after Nov.1st. 

The courses are specific for snowboard and freeski so be sure you sign up for the right one. Through these courses, you will begin building your coaching portfolio that you will continue to develop as you progress through the USASA and US Ski & Snowboard coach development pathway. Once these components are complete, you will attend a one day, on-snow coaching assessment in a location of your choosing.

The assigned coach developer who will be leading the assessment will reach out and schedule a 1-2 hr virtual meeting within one week of the assessment to familiarize the group with the learning objectives and any last minute details before gathering on snow. *New for 2022 we will offer an additional in classroom experience to the day before the assessment to facilitate completion of the online learning portion of the clinic. You may add this extra day at registration for an additional fee.

During the on-snow assessment, you will review the fundamental technical and tactical aspects of coaching and you will also be evaluated on your ability to teach, demonstrate, and analyze several fundamental skiing/riding skills. Upon successful completion of the on-snow assessment, you will complete a course survey and obtain the appropriate Level Coach Certificate.

We are excited to have you embark on your coach certification pathway. Your investment in creating a coaching standard is ensuring that all of our athletes receive the best training experiences and outstanding support during competitions. Thank you for helping USASA and U.S. Ski & Snowboarding achieve our vision to be Best in the World in Skiing and Snowboarding!

2022-2023 Participant Process for Coaches Education- Clinics will be limited to a 8:1 ratio per discipline. All state local and federal COVID-19 guidelines in addition to USASA and US Ski & Snowboard Covid-19 guidelines.

Step 1. Go to https://my.usskiandsnowboard.org and select coaches education to begin
Step 2. Upon successful login to Moodle Platform, complete the online course.*Completion time varies between 5-7 hours, please plan accordingly (must be completed prior to in person clinic.)
Step 3. Upon successful completion of your online Moodle Platform, register for an on snow assessment. On snow Assessment dates are listed at US Ski & Snowboard and Here at USASA.
Step 4. Complete the in person clinic and online final exam and you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

 

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