The Competition Ski Team is for aspiring young freestyle and / or freeskiers skiers ages 13-18. Athletes in this program:
The following athletes have been invited to ski on the 2020/21 SS Freestyle Competition Ski Team:
Melody Fagerlund (Big Mountain)
Sharon Van Schalm
Tegan Evans (Big Mountain)
Brandon Van Schalm
Coaches for this program are selected based on their experience as a coach and competitive experience. SS Freestyle is extremely happy to announce Comp Team Head Coach Hayden Person back for the next two seasons. Hayden is is an accomplished park and mogul skiers. Hayden competed on the BC Freestyle Moguls team at the international level. Backing him up is coach Svin who has over two decades of experience working in action snow-sports industry, freestyle coach and living the dream of a full time skier. Svin has skied with SS Freestyle for many years and will be doing two days per week with the Competitive program mid-week. Stay tuned for more coaching announcements.
Comp Ski and Snowboard Teams -
This team offers freestyle specific disciplines of moguls, slopestyle, and big air. For athletes tracking towards the freeski and big mtn disciplines we offer specific training options with in the ski side of the team. If your a snowboard athletes the Comp Team has a group for you as well. Ages 13-18. Athletes in this program compete in Timber Tour events for Freestyle, IFSA Jr. Events, and Snowboard athletes compete at the BC Snowboard Series events. The goal with athletes at this stage is to get athletes to peak for the season at a Jr. National or other National level event.
What's the SS Freestyle Comp team Criteria? Answer - Similar to Development teams. The criteria is mainly that athletes must be driven, have great attitude, fun to be around and good work ethic. Athletes must be prepared to ski 2-4 days per week during the winter season and participate in some summer and fall training programs. Age group is 13-18 with some exceptions.
How do I get on the SS Freestyle Comp Team? Answer - There are two options:
Invitation: This program is generally an invitation program. The invitation list will be posted no later then October 1.
Application process: If athletes are not on the invite list or unsure if they will be invited but would like to join the program there is an application process. SS Freestyle and its coach team will help assess if this program is a fit for the applicant. The window for application is from September 1 to October 15, 2020.
Applicants can submit requests to join to:
Freestyle Ski - firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Mountain Ski - email@example.com
Snowboard Comp Team - firstname.lastname@example.org
SS Freestyle and its coach team will help assess if this program is a fit for the applicant. The window for application is from September 1 to October 15, 2020.
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