Clinics and Programs
Coaches clinics are offered for moguls and aerials. The Level 100 course for both moguls and aerials is now offered entirely on-line.
Level 100 Moguls
The Level 100 moguls course is conducted on-line. It has been designed to provide the entry level moguls coach with the fundamental skiing and coaching skills and tools to effectively teach junior skiers. The skiing fundamentals are broken down into four key areas: stance and posture, turning, absorption and extension, and jumping. Principles of long-term athlete development for moguls skiing are covered under the framework of the Freestyle Training System, including critical periods of development related to age and maturity. The coach will also learn about the art of coaching moguls skiing, including coaching strategies, planning, communication and athlete feedback.
Participants will receive the Level 100 Freestyle Moguls Fundamentals Coaching Manual (electronically) to review and use to assist in completing the Level 100 moguls on-line exam.
See the certification page for details on the certification levels for USSA freestyle coaches.
NOTE: To complete Level 100 certification, coaches must complete this course, pass the exam, AND complete First Aid and CPR certification (send copies to USSA Sport Education by email or fax 435.940.2790).
Level 200 Moguls
The Level 200 moguls clinic is a 2-day clinic with on-snow and classroom components. It is designed for the part-time and full-time coach working with freestyle skiers preparing for mogul competition. The curriculum builds on the Level 100 content with more advanced skiing fundamentals, tactics, physical conditioning, nutrition, and more specific training plans for the competitive club athlete. Participants will work with experienced mogul coaches on-snow reviewing mogul skiing skills and progressions to improve in each of the fundamental areas. Classroom discussion will focus on the supporting areas off-snow that are essential for the development of a competitve moguls skier.
Advanced Fundamental Mogul Jumps
View Layouts, Back X, Back Mutes, Back Full, D-Spin, Cork 720, and Flat D/Cork 720 through step-by-step animation.
Level 100 Aerials
The Level 100 Aerials course consists of an online presentation and exam. This course is intended to give coaches the tools to safely introduce their athletes to aerial acrobatics on skis. The course covers trampoline safety and progressions; assessing skiing ability, age-appropriate maneuvers and proper equipment; jump choice and speed of the athlete; and body position for takeoff and landing. This course is recommended for any coach who will be working with athletes on the trampoline or that are starting with aerial maneuvers on skis. Click here to purchase the clinic and exam.
NOTE: To complete Level 100 aerials certification, coaches must complete this course, pass the exam, AND complete First Aid and CPR certification (send copies to USSA Sport Education by email or fax 435.940.2790).
Level 200 Aerials
The Level 200 Aerials clinic is a required certification for all freestyle coaches interested in coaching and water qualification of inverted and off axis jumps. This clinic focuses on fundamentals in trampoline, water ramp and snow jumping to safely coach and qualify front flips, back flips, back full and off axis up to 1080.