Leadership Opportunity

Head Coach

Can Free Team Programs 

Position open until further notice - Posted May 10, 2019

Silver Star Freestyle Ski Club is building its coaching team for the 2019-20 ski season and beyond.  The Club has a leadership opportunity open NOW!  Silver Freestyle Club performance programs consist of the following:

  • The Development Team
  • The Freestyle Comp Team 
  • The Big Mountain Team 
  • The Snowboard Comp Team 
  • The Snowsports Academy

The successful candidate in this position will have the following attributes:

Preparedness - build a comprehensive plan for the season for their group;

Coaching leadership- relentlessly collaborate with other Can Free Team and Comp Snowboard stream coaches;

Experience – intuitive decision making and communication skills to help lead this segment of the club;

Preservation- foster an existing inclusive and passionate competitive culture;

Connection– this person will work closely and respectfully with his or her group of athletes and parents;

Drive – this person will work with a team of coaches and volunteers to maintain a fast pace and fun operations of SS Freestyle programs. 

Above all this person has to have passion for the sport of freestyle and support all the genre’s of skiing and snowboarding offered by the SS Freestyle Club.  The position is a seasonal full-time contract but can start as a part-time casual contract July 1, 2019 with seasonal full-time starting September 1, 2019.

In Summary

We have some flexibility and are willing to cater some of the club needs to the strengths of the coach candidate. The Silver Star Freestyle Club has the right to lengthen or shorten the job posting term if it desires.  Email your resume and cover letter to wade@ssfreetyle.com if you wish to apply for this leadership opportunity.  Scroll down for a more comprehensive list of what is required from the successful candidate of this position. 

This position reports to Wade Garrod the Silver Star Freestyle Club Program Director.  

SS Freestyle Club Objectives

  • To deliver high quality training programs and services to the Silver Star Freestyle Ski Club athletes
  • To grow the sport of freestyle skiing through increased enrollment in club programs
  • To develop skiers for life in a safe and fun environment
  • To prepare competitive ski athletes for BC and Canadian Freestyle ski competitions
  • To develop and mentor future coaches
  • To build and maintain world leading freestyle training and competition facilities

Required Qualifications

  • Three or more seasons as a freestyle athlete at the club, provincial or national level
  • Three or more seasons as coach at a club, provincial or national level
  • Current criminal record check
  • First Aid - Basic
  • Drivers licence - Class 5
  • Minimum of five Can Freestyle Coach Certifications
  • Must have Can Freestyle Fundamentalz on-line module
  • Must have "Making Headway"
  • Must have NCCP "Making Ethical Decisions" module
  • Considerable coaching experience in Free skiing, Moguls, Air, Park and Half Pipe
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload to ensure effective on and off snow operations
  • Ability to practice prompt communications via phone, txt, email or in person as require
  • Acts as desirable role model for children and teenagers

Desirable Qualifications Skills and Attributes

  • Post-Secondary education would be an asset
  • Can Freestyle Super Coach (all modules) - FUNdamentalz or update, TSM 1 & 2, Air 1-4, P&P, Plan a Practice, Plan a Season
  • Head Start or Safestart
  • Drivers licence - Professional Classification 
  • Competition Development Moguls and/or Slopestyle OR plan to pursue
  • Can Freestyle Doubles Tramp / On Snow
  • Experience in managing conflict and finding resolutions
  • Demonstrates the ability to be productive and have good work ethic
  • Strives to lead a healthy and active life style
  • Ability to implement sport psychology and S&C development programming 
  • Has a high level understanding of the CS4L model
  • Ability to complete athlete evaluations and provide productive feedback
  • Ability to set goals, report on progress,  and show success reaching benchmarks


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