Leadership Opportunity

Head Coach

Can Free Team Programs 

Position open until further notice - Posted May 10, 2019

Location: Vernon, BC

Silver Star Freestyle Club is building its coaching team for the 2019-20 ski season and beyond.  The Club has a leadership opportunity open NOW!  SS Freestyle seeks a Head Coach to help oversee planning and implementation for the following programs; performs lead coach duties for one of the groups; and manage the SD 22 Freestyle Snowsports Academy. These are the SS Freestyle performance programs: 

  • 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 help oversee planning and implementation of all these groups.  The head coach 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. 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.  The Silver Star Freestyle Club has the right to lengthen or shorten the job posting term if it desires.

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

Desirable Qualifications Skills and Attributes

  • Can Freestyle Coach Modules - TSM 1 & 2, Air 1-4, P&P, Plan a Practice, Plan a Season
  • Head Start Pro 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 and desire to implement sport psychology and S&C development programming 
  • Has a high level understanding of the CS4L model (Long Term Athlete Development)
  • 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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