Freestyle ontario's Coach Programs
Freestyle Ontario offers Canada’s only freestyle specific coach training program, created and developed by Freestyle Canada. Freestyle Canada’s coach pathway teaches coaches the progressions required for athletes to learn today’s most advanced maneuvers in park, pipe and moguls. The courses offered by Freestyle Ontario are recognized by the National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP) and required for all Freestyle Coaches working at ski clubs/resorts across Canada.
Using trampoline, water-ramp, air bag and on-snow components candidates learn how to train athletes everything from their first back flip on trampoline, up to their first doubles on snow. Ontario Ski Hills are looking for qualified coaches to lead their freestyle programs, and develop Canada's best freestyle skiers.
This page hold the following information for Ontario Coaches:
- Freestyle Ontario's upcoming scheduled coaching courses
- Freestyle Canada Coach Pathway Overview
- Available funding and professional development opportunities for Ontario coaches
- Freestyle Canada membership and licence information
Coaching Courses 2017
FUNdamentalz, Canada Freestyle membership
Dec 9-10 -MSLM
Dec 16-17-Camp Fortune
Dec 27-28-Boler Mountain
Freestyle canada COACH PATHWAY OVERVIEW
Coaching Courses are offered by Freestyle Ontario in partnership with Freestyle Canada. Coaches begin the coach pathway with the Entry Level Club Coach Course and then can move on to the 7 Supercoach Course Modules.
Club Coach Course: This is the Entry-Level Freestyle Coaching Course required for all freestyle Coaches in Canada. Upon completion of the on-snow workshop coaches can teach Jumps & Bumps Level Club Program in Park, Pipe & Moguls. The Club Coach Course is a 3 Day On-Snow Workshop, with on hill Evaluation. Coaches must complete post-course evaluation to gain full certification.
*This course is not the same as the CSIA Park & Pipe Module. The CFSA Club Coach Course is a more comprehensive course for people looking to train athletes in a freestyle environment. The CFSA Club Coach Course allows coaches to move on to more freestyle specific training where as the CSIA Park & Pipe Course is the highest level in freestyle a CSIA instructor can achieve.
Supercoach Program: The Supercoach Program includes 7 courses for coaches moving into the NCCP's Competition Introduction Phase. These courses are eligible for a 60% bursary with the Coaches Association of Ontario and prepare coaches for training their athletes in competitive and high performance environments. The Air 1 - Air 4 Courses are trampoline, water ramp and on-snow courses and make up the CFSA's Air Qualification pathway for Coaches. Coaches learn how to train and qualify inverts in these different setting in a safe and advanced manner. Upon completion, coaches can teach Team or Freestylerz programs and Trampoline Programs. These courses are offered in the Spring in Whistler B.C., or in Ontario throughout the year.
- Air 1* - Introduction to acrobatic skills on tramp (No prerequisite for this course)
- Air 2 - Advanced acrobatic skills on tramp
- Air 3 - Coaching invert acrobatic skill in the Water Ramp and Airbag environments
- Air 4 - Coaching invert acrobatic skill in the on-snow environments
- Technical Skiing Module 1 - Introduction to flat skiing skills
- Technical Skiing Module 2 - Mogul and Wave tank skills
- Park & Pipe Module - Coaching advanced jump, rail, and halfpipe skills
Competition Development Program:
- Moguls Certification
- Slopestyle Certification
- Halfpipe Certification
Freestyle canada Membership and Licence
All participant attending Freestyle Ski Coaching Courses must be members in good standing with Freestyle Canada and Freestyle Ontario. A minimum of a Freestyle Canada Can Free 1&2 Licence is required. Active coaches require at full Coach Licence.
Freestyle Ontario will make its best effort to reduce costs to the coach candidates. However coach course candidates are responsible for their own lift tickets, food, travel, etc.