Freestyle Programs

Become A Coach

Welcome to ski coaching!  Coaches are the backbone of our clubs and make a tremendous impact on our sport in the United States.  Whether you are helping out on a part-time or volunteer basis, or you are choosing coaching as a full-time profession, the influence you have on those you coach is profound.

At the USSA, we start off all coaches with some basic education through the on-line USSA Fast Start Course.  USSA Sport Education offers coaching clinics throughout the year and around the country designed to give you a solid background in fundamental skiing skills, moguls and aerials, and in teaching sport.  The first level of education for moguls and aerials are completed on-line. Try to complete these within the first year of your coaching.

A USSA coach membership is required for coaches to work at many USSA clubs.  It is required to be in the venue for USSA sanctioned competitions as a coach.  To become a USSA coach member:

  • Register on-line here
  • Complete a background screening (cost included in your membership dues)
  • Complete the USSA Fast Start Course

Once you've completed your membership, we encourage you to pursue education in coaching through the USSA coaches certification program and to seek entry level officials training to help learn the rules of the sport.  Join USSA Sport Education on Facebook and Twitter to stay connected.  Check out Center of Excellence TV, a fantastic video resource for coaches.  And take advantage of our coaching resources and get discounts with your membership at the USSA Education Shop.

To find a coaching job, contact your local ski areas or ski clubs, or some clubs post open coaching positions here.

For more information, contact USSA Sport Education by phone 435.647.2050 or email.

 
Center of Excellence
The Center of Excellence in Park City, UT, is a national training and education center providing world-class facilities and educational resources for the USSA's athletes, coaches, clubs and others.
My USSA

Need to renew your membership, get coaching tips or work on your technique? Want to check rankings or results? Find all that and more on your My USSA page. 

 
Membership

Ready to become a member of USSA? Whether you're an athlete who wants to compete, a fan who wants to follow the action, or part of the support team, the USSA has a program for you.

 
Get Involved

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2014 Winter Games

The 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, are coming up quickly. Get the latest information on selection criteria, Sochi preparation and more here.