Who: 15 years old and over
Where: Across Canada
What: Ski coaching is a great way to start a life-long career or just share your passion for skiing.
To coach with any Alpine Canada club, you must be certified through the Canadian Ski Coaches’ Federation (CSCF).
Alpine Canada works with the Canadian Ski Coaches’ Federation to develop and deliver coaching certifications and professional development programs. Visit the Canadian Ski Coaches’ Federation website.
* All alpine coaching certification programs are part of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and meet or exceed all NCCP standards.
Coach certification programs reflect Alpine Canada’s long-term skier development plan (AIM 2 WIN).
|Coach certification program||AIM 2 WIN Stage:|
|Entry Level||Skier Essentials|
|Entry Level-Para||Skier Essentials|
|Development Level||Learn to Train/Learn to Race|
|Development Level-Para||Learn to Train/Learn to Race|
|Performance Level||Train to Race|
|High Performance - Level 4 Program Director||Train to Win|
|High Performance - Level 4 Elite Coach||Train to Win|
|Ski Cross - Current certification requires an Entry Level certification plus the Ski Cross Coaching and Safety Module.||Skier Essentials|
Get involved – become a coach
Check out the event listings on the Canadian Ski Coaches’ Federation website to find certification courses near you.
Already a coach?
Alpine Canada and the Canadian Ski Coaches’ Federation now require active coaches to complete annual professional development updating in order to maintain an annual Alpine Canada-CSCF Coach License. Visit the Canadian Ski Coaches’ Federation professional development section for more information.
Check out the alpine coaching resource center on the Canadian Ski Coaches’ Federation website for documentation, coaching DVDs and more.
For more information:
Alpine Canada Alpin
Suite 302, 151 Canada Olympic Rd SW
Phone: 1.800.811.6428 ext. 249 - Manager, Coach Education Administration
Visit the Canadian Ski Coaches’ Federation website.
Frank van den Berg, Director of Mental Performance for Calgary Sport Institute Calgary and Jennifer Stielow, Senior Coach Education Manager for Alpine Canada present an overview of the new Athletic Character assessment. The Athletic Character assessment is focused on developing positive mental fitness in both sport and life.
Sead Causevic, NextGen Head Coach for Alpine Canada Alpin Ski Cross presents an overview of ski cross development in Canada. Sead's presentation reviews the sport of ski cross and training progressions that can be used with any aged athlete to promote the development of athleticism for skiing.
December 2016 – Speed Elements Webinar
This webinar presented by John Kucera, Men’s Development Head Coach, reviews speed elements training and development.
November 2016 – Technical (GS/SL) Presentation Webinar Recording
This webinar presented by Jay Keddy, Women’s World Cup Technical Coach, reviews both technique and tactics for GS and SL.
October 2016 – ACA Coach Education and Domestic Update Webinar Recording
This webinar presented by Dusan Grasic, Domestic Director Alpine Canada, reviews the new course curriculum and certification pathway changes, Top 10 Coaches Program, new domestic development initiatives, and project updates for planned U16 and U19 projects in the 2016/17 season.
September 2016 – Physical Fitness Testing Webinar Recording
This webinar provides an overview of Alpine Canada’s nationwide physical fitness testing protocol presented by Alpine Canada’s Director of Sport Science, Matt Jordan, PhD (c), CSCS. The goal of the new physical fitness testing protocol is to ensure Canadian skiers are developing ski-specific fitness abilities as they progress through the athlete development pathway.