Coach Education

Coach Education

Photo Caption Simon Bruty for OIS/IOC

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.

Coaching resources

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 
Calgary AB
T3B 6B7
Phone: 403-777-3201 - Domestic Services Administrator 
Visit the Canadian Ski Coaches’ Federation website.

February 2017 

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.


January 2017

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.

ACA Physical Fitness Testing Protocol (pdf)


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