COACHES INFORMATION

Created: 20 October 2021

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Welcome to the 2020-2021 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 *new for 2021-22 the registration for on snow coach assessments formally known as clinics.

As part of this new adjustment 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. As a reminder all coaches for level 100 must be currently working as an active coach and work over 60 hours per season as a coach.

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. All coaches for level 100 must be currently working as an active coach and work over 60 hours per season as a coach.Registration for all Level 100 and 200 clinics will be online and hosted at US Ski& Snowboard. There is no day-of or walk-in registration. Cost of the clinic and exam is $160 for LVL 100 and $270 for LVL 200.

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 to familiarize the group with the learning objectives and any last minute details before gathering on snow. 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. All coaches for level 100 must be currently working as an active coach and work over 60 hours per season as a coach. This will be verified by the coach developer during the assessment. If you cannot provide proof of employment you will not be able to complete the assessment and no refund will be given.

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 & Snowboard achieve our vision to be Best in the World in Skiing and Snowboarding!

2021-2022 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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