The USSA Sport Education Department delivers high quality education programs at all levels of the pipeline for coaches of skiing and snowboarding in the United States. Our philosophy, based on the USSA Training Systems, is to coach athletes to become great skiers first, with a broad fundamental skill base and a love for their sport. Only then can they develop into great competitors for the long run. With this long-term development focus, USSA recognizes that it takes the leadership of quality coaches at each level of the training system for athletes to reach their full potential in sport and in life.
Become A Coach
Ready to start coaching freestyle skiing? Here's what you need to know. Learn more.
Programs and Services
USSA Sport Education supports the professional development of freestyle coaches through coaching clinics, conferences, webinars and other events. Learn more.
Certification and Testing
The coaching certification program is the primary means for coaches to develop their sport and teaching knowledge and to be recognized for their experience and abilities. Certification is required to fulfill certain roles in freestyle coaching and is recommended for all member coaches, from part-time or volunteer to full-time. Learn more.
Center of Excellence TV
Watch video clips of skiing drills, movement analysis, demos from World Cup skiers and juniors, coaching tips, and athlete and coach interviews. These videos are targeted at coaches and are great to share with parents and athletes as well. Learn more.
Certified coaches are encouraged to complete continuing education credits every two years. There are many opportunities throughout the year to earn credit and continue your development as a coach. Learn more.
Educational resources for coaches, clubs, parents and athletes are available for purchase at the USSA Education Shop. Registration for coaching clinics and on-line courses is also done here. Learn more.