U14: To provide guidance, leadership and clarity to all of our 12-13 year old Individual racers within the province. Also, to determine criteria and selection to provincial, national and international alpine ski racing events.
U16: To provide guidance, leadership and clarity to all of our 14-15 year old individual racers within the province. Also, to determine criteria and selection to provincial, national and international alpine ski racing events.
U18/FIS: To provide guidance, leadership and clarity to all of our 16 - 17 year old racers within the province. Also, to determine criteria and selection to provincial, national and international alpine ski racing events.
Become a Coach
Ontario Entry Level Coach Certification Program
Entry Level Certification Pathway
What to expect on the course
3 Day Schedule
Course Evaluation and Skiing Standards
Retest Evaluation Information
The Canadian Ski Coaches Federation (CSCF) with its partners educates skiers to lead and develop excellence in ski coaching. The CSCF and Alpine Ontario encourage elite skiers to join the exciting world of ski coaching and create a quality experience for ski racers from the grass roots to elite national athletes.
Entry Level coaches work with athletes 12 years old and under at the “Skier Essentials” stage of development in the long term skier development module. Entry Level coaches work under the direction of a more experienced certified coach. The Entry Level pathway is designed to provide coaches with knowledge and skills necessary to meet participant needs at this stage of development
- You will improve your skiing abilities in long and short turns
- You will be introduced to the Snowstars skill development program
- You will learn about the Canadian sport system for Alpine Skiing
- You will complete the national coach certification programs (NCCP), Plan a Practice and Making Ethical Decisions models
AGE RESTRICTION: Candidates must be 15 years old by the first day of the course
REGISTRATION: The 3 Ontario Entry Level Coach Course Schedule and registration system can be found by clicking here or visiting www.canskicoach.org
COURSE FEES: $360+HST *** This course fee does NOT include the cost of lift tickets for the 3 day course. Candidates will be instructed to purchase lift tickets at a special rate after they check-in with the course leader the first morning of their course. Lift ticket prices will vary at different locations but are on average $30-35 per day. Reciprocal lift ticket privileges will not be honored for course candidates at any club.
EPREP MODULE: Candidates must complete the on-line Entry Level ePrep module and successfully complete the multiple choice test with a minimum of 75%. Candidates will gain access to this module immediately after they register for the entry level coaching course. Please note that candidates will use the email address they register for the course with to gain access to the ePrep module. Click here for direct link to the ePrep module and more information on the application.
COURSE LENGTH: The Entry Level coaching course is 3 days in total. Candidates must attend 100% of indoor and on-snow sessions. Lateness or absence for any part of the course is unacceptable. Candidates will not be granted entry level coach trained status until all learning modules are complete.
EQUIPMENT: For best results candidates are encouraged to complete the entry level coaching course with appropriate and suitable ski equipment. Old and outdated equipment can seriously limit skiing skills and could result in poor evaluation results.
- Skis: Properly tuned short radius or slalom skis that turn with ease and that the candidate feels comfortable on.
- Boots: Comfortable and fitted specific to each candidate needs to promote maximum flexion and centralized balance.
- Poles: Straight poles, appropriate in length, absolutely no poles guards.
- Helmet: MANDATORY
Day 1 & 2
8:30 Registration (Day 1 only)
9:00 On-snow learning module
12:00 On-snow learning module
3:00 Indoor learning module
5-5:30 End of Day
9:00 On-snow learning module
12:00 On-snow learning module
3-3:30 Evaluation results presented
The three day course consists of an ongoing skiing evaluation of three criteria; short turns (less than slalom), long turns (less than GS) and demonstration of snowstar skills all performed on moderate terrain. Candidates must meet the skiing standards required by the CSCF to successfully achieve the entry level coach trained status. Candidates will receive feedback on their skiing skills daily and receive tools and techniques to help align their skiing abilities with the technical standards required of the entry level course.
A candidate that is unsuccessful meeting the skiing standards on the entry level coaching course is given the opportunity to attend a retest evaluation. The retest evaluation is one day and is delivered by a CSCF entry level facilitator. To register for a retest please contact Alpine Ontario directly. Retests are available on day 2 of every scheduled entry level course. There is a retest fee of $75. This fee does not include lift ticket costs. There must be a minimum of 30 days between the entry level course and the retest evaluation to allow for sufficient time for the candidate to improve their skills. There is no limit as to the number of times a candidate can attend a retest evaluation.
Candidates must fax or email a copy of their original entry level course evaluation to Alpine Ontario to complete the registration process. If a candidate is unable to produce their original evaluation they will be evaluated on all three skiing criteria on the retest day.
LSDA Program Director / Head Coach Bob Donnelly
Entry Level Coaching Course Registration and Schedule – www.canskicoach.org
Course Registration/ Payment Support - Alpine Ontario – Kylie Rains - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 705-444-5111 ext. 110 Fax: 705-444-5116