Coaching Program

We believe coaches are the most critical factor in quality freestyle skiing programs.

BC Freestyle offers coach development courses in BC in partnership with the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association and the Coaches Association of Canada.

This section is designed to give an overview of how a coach is developed in Freestyle Skiing. CFSA has updated and revised much of its technical and theoretical coach course material to strengthen our two foundation pillars:

  1. Freeskiing Skills
  2. Acrobatic Skills

Our Coach “Pathway” is the direction and system a coach needs to acquire the knowledge and skills to develop freestyle skiers in all of our disciplines:

  1. Moguls
  2. Slopestyle
  3. Halfpipe
  4. Aerials
  5. Big Aerials

CFSA’s new Coach Pathway is developed and aligned with the National Coaching Certification Program and Long Term Athlete Development from Canadian Sport For Life. Under the NCCP structure, our programs fall into the  NCCP Context of coach training outlined below.

The coach is the most critical factor in making an excellent freestyle program through having fun and acquiring skills. Working with athletes takes a wealth of knowledge and skills achieved through experience, coach training and mentorship. Take the time to get updated each year and complete your certifications; you will be rewarded through your skier’s achievements.

NCCP Course Schedule NCCP Course Schedule Coach Training Resources FUNz & Freestylerz Program Club Coach pay scale

Fundamentalz Coach Pre-Course: https://learn.freestylecanada.ski/courses/fundamentalz

Fundamentalz Coach On Snow: Developing fundamental instructional skills for kids in Freestyle Ski programs. Learn teaching progressions of freestyle specific skills and mechanics in: Mogul skiing skills, Park and Halfpipe skills and Air skills

Price $350 (2 days)

NCCP Courses: 

Make Ethical Decisions: https://coach.ca/nccp-make-ethical-decisions

Plus Online Evaluation

Price: Average $70. In-person or Online (8 hours)

Making Head Way (in Freestyle Skiing): https://coach.ca/nccp-making-head-way-freestyle-ski

Online & Free

Air 1: The goal of the Air 1 course is to coach acrobatic foundation skills on the Trampoline. Air 1 teaches basic trampoline skill mechanics, how to create flip and spin rotation, how to land safely and overall develop great foundation skills that will be the building blocks of Air 2 skills.

Plus Evaluation

Price: $350 (2 days)

 

Air 2: The Air 2 course will allow coaches to teach advanced acrobatics skills up to twisting single inverts. Coaches will be able to understand basic tramp acrobatic mechanics and invert progressions. Candidates will be asked to attempt inverted maneuvers progressions, demonstrate knowledge of moves and progressions through coaching.

Plus Evaluation

Price: $395 (3 days)

 

Air 3: Air 3 covers skills in the Air Bag and Water Ramp environments. Skills are broken down into 2 levels which are directly transferred from the Air 1 and Air 2 modules – trampoline/acrobatics skills. Air 3A: Back Tuck, Front Tuck, Cork7. Air 3B: all other single inverts and off-axis tricks with spins.

Plus Evaluation

Price: $395 (3 days)

 

Air 4: In the Air 4 Snow Module Coaches will be trained to teach skills for Comp Intro, introductory and advanced acrobatics/gymnastic skills up to twisting singles in Freestyle Ski competition and training environments.

Plus Evaluation

Price: $395 (3 days)

Park & Pipe Course: Upon completion of the Park and Halfpipe Module, you should be able to:

  • Coach the fundamental skills of advanced spins in the terrain park
  • Coach the fundamental skills of technical rails and boxes
  • Coach the fundamental skills of advanced Halfpipe skiing
  • Detect and correct technique with confidence

Plus Evaluation

Price: $350 ( 2 days)

 

Moguls Course: In this Moguls Course, participants will learn the foundations of mogul skiing techniques, air techniques and mogul site preparation. 

Plus Evaluation

Price: $350 (2 days)

 

Skiing Skillz Course: The purpose of this course is towards developing excellent skiing skills and to coach basic knowledge of skiing mechanics that are key elements in the development of freestyle skiers.

Plus Evaluation

Price: $350 (2 days)

Teaching & Learning Course: https://coach.ca/nccp-teaching-and-learning

 

Planning a Practice Course: https://coach.ca/nccp-planning-practice

 

Make Ethical Decisions: https://coach.ca/nccp-make-ethical-decisions

Plus Online Evaluation

Price: Average $70. In-person or Online (8 hours)

 

Making Head Way (in Freestyle Skiing): https://coach.ca/nccp-making-head-way-freestyle-ski

Online & Free

Air Doubles Tramp

Air Doubles Bag/Snow

Slopestyle Comp Dev

Moguls Comp Dev