Professional, fun and energetic coaches are the backbone of competitive snowboarding. USASA and USSA together deliver high quality education programs at all levels of the pipeline for coaches in the United States. The philosophy, based on the Snowboarding Training System, is to coach athletes to become great snowboarders first, with a solid fundamental skills and love for their sport.
Snowboarding coaches education programs follow the athlete development pipeline. USASA organizes the Level 100 and 200 clinics. The USSA organizes Level 300 and up clinics. See the resources below for more information.
USASA/USSA Coaches Education Programs
The US Snowboard Coach Education program is a joint effort between USASA and USSA. The goal is to provide a consistent path for coaches to get the training and resources they need to help their athletes reach their goals in the sport. Certification begins with the with Club Coach (Level 100) and Regional Coach (Level 200) clinics. The focus of the 100 and 200 level is on coaches who are working with kids who compete primarily in USASA events. The National Coach (Level 300) and Pro Coach (Level 400) certifications are focused on coaches working with athletes at the next levels of competition in the US and around the world. The US Snowboard Coach Education Committee is responsible for the development and implementation of the clinics and exams at each level.
Clinics and Programs
USSA and USASA offer coaches education clinic throughout the year. For Level 100 -200 Clinics, please visit the USASA website.
USSA will host the Level 300 Coaches Symposium May 12-13 at the Center of Excellence in Park City, UT. This clinic is open to all interested coaches and those who are sitting for their Level 300 certification.
Eastern Coaches Summit:
Registration is now open for the 2013 Eastern Snowboard and Freeski Coach Summit at Killington Mountain School October 26-27, 2013.
Snowboarding Programs Popular Content
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.