Development Team

Position open until further notice - October 5, 2019

Location: Vernon, BC

SS Freestyle is seeking Development Team Coaches for "Learn to Train" stage skiers at Silver Star Mountain.  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 Development Team coaches will have the following attributes:

Preparedness - assist in building a comprehensive plan for the season for their groups;

Coaching leadership- relentlessly collaborate with other Comp Team and Comp Snowboard team 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 operation of SS Freestyle programs. 

Above all this person has to have passion for the sport of freestyle skiing and support all disciplines of skiing and snowboarding offered by the SS Freestyle Club. 

Type of work: seasonal part-time contract.

Schedule:  The position could start on a casual basis October 15, 2019.  The coach will need to coach 2 to 3 days per week starting December 1, 2019.  Weekly communication with team are required. Travel to Freestyle BC and IFSA competitions is required. 

In Summary: SS Freestyle has some flexibility and the club is 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 lead coach position.  Scroll down for a more comprehensive list of what is required from the successful candidate of this position. 

This position reports to 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 Freestyle BC and Jr. IFSA freeski 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 freeski athlete at the regional or national level
  • Three or more seasons as coach at a club 
  • Current criminal record check
  • First Aid - Basic
  • Drivers licence - Class 5
  • Must have Freestyle Canada Fundamentalz or FUNZ update
  • IFSA Level 100 Coaches Certification
  • Must have "Making Headway"
  • Must have NCCP "Making Ethical Decisions" module
  • "Keeping Girls in Sport" online 
  • Considerable coaching experience in Freeskiing and or other genre's of skiing and/or other sports
  • 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

  • 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 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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