Leadership Opportunity

G Team Head Coach     

Position posting closes November  6, 2020 @ 5pm

Location: Vernon, BC

Silver Star Freestyle Club is building its coaching team for the 2020-21 ski season and beyond.  The Club has a leadership opportunity open NOW!  SS Freestyle seeks a G Team Head Coach and Gstyle Coordinator to work with an amazing group of young athletes and coaches.  This person in this position will have a passion to ski and a passion to see more girls participating in sport.  SS Freestyle is a proud partner of the Freestyle BC G-Style initiative and seeks leadership to promote the growth of girls in in freestyle skiing.

The successful candidate in this position will report and work along side the Program Director, Program Coordinators, the "Mother Board" and will have the following attributes:

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

Coaching leadership- relentlessly collaborate with other coaches, directors and members of the club;

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 part-time position.  The 2020/21 program will run on snow Saturday and Sundays Dec 5 until March 7.  Possible spring, fall and summer opportunities to coach as well.  

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.

Click here for Job Description.  Click here for GTeam Program Details.

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 as freestyle athlete at the club, provincial or national level
  • Three or more seasons as freestyle coach at a club, provincial or national level
  • Current criminal record check
  • First Aid - Basic
  • Drivers licence - Class 5
  • Must have Freestyle Canada Fundamentalz or FUNZ update
  • Must have "Making Headway"
  • Must have NCCP "Making Ethical Decisions" module
  •  "Keeping Girls in Sport" online 
  • Considerable coaching experience in multiple disciplines - 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

  • 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 
  • IFSA Level 100 Coaches Certification
  • Competition Development Moguls and/or Slopestyle OR plan to pursue
  • 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
  • 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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