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 riders first, with a solid fundamental skills and love for snowboarding.
USASA/USSA Coaches Education Programs
The US Snowboard Coach Education program is a joint effort between USASA and the 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. The education program follows the athlete development pipeline. Certification begins with the with Level 100 and 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 and these clinics are organized by the USASA. The Level 300 and 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.
Coaches Education Clinic
USSA and USASA offer coaches education clinics throughout the year. For Level 100 and 200 clinics visit the USASA website.
USSA will host the 2014 Level 300 Coaches Symposium in October 24-26, 2014 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.
Upcoming Level 300 Clinics:
Level 300 Classroom clinic - October 24-26, 2014, Center of Excellence, Park City, UT
Sport Endorsement Clinics:
Coaches wishing to complete their Level 300 certification, must take 2 sport endorsement clinics (HP,SS,SBX, PAR). USSA will offer endorsement clinics throughout the season.
Snowboardcross Endorsement - October 27, Center of Excellence, Park City, UT
Halfpipe Endorsement - October 27, Center of Excellence, Park City, UT
Slopestyle Endorsement - October 28, Center of Excellence, Park City, UT
Level 300 Certification Requirements
Requirements: Complete and pass the Level 300 classroom clinic, on-snow clinic and 2 sport endorsements.
Candidate: Coaches who are working with athletes competing in National level competitions. Also coaches who are leading programs and managing a staff of other coaches.
Athlete type: Athletes whose focus is competing at the USASA Regional Series, USASA Nationals or entry-level USSA competitions. Athletes will be on snow between 4 – 6 days per week during the season and may participate in summer camps or year round training programs.
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.