Job Description

Freeski Progression Team Coach (Seasonal)

Reports to

Freeski Program Director

Supervises

N/A

Department

Freeski
Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF) is currently looking to hire seasonal Freeskiing coaches for the Progression and Futures Freeski teams. The role requires knowledge of slopestyle, halfpipe, rails, and all-mountain ski skills. The Freeski programs follow a progression-based format allowing the athletes to safely improve their skills at a rate they are comfortable with. Athletes utilize at-home and on-the-road training facilities, including the Air Barn, UOP, and ski camps to help perfect their skills. Come join the most dynamic team on the mountain!

Responsibilities
• Coach athletes to the best of your ability.
• Maintain frequent contact with parents on schedules and team updates.
• Assist with team trips to other areas for competitions and camps where appropriate.
• Responsible for assisting in managing, guiding, and mentoring all SVSEF athletes assigned to your care.
• Be consistent in messaging your SVSEF teams – athlete expectations with regard to attendance, work ethic, and sportsmanship.
• Assist with the competitions conducted at Sun Valley Resort and Rotarun.
• Assist athletes/parents in the selection, sizing, and acquisition of equipment.
• Provide video and video review.
• Upload video to assigned digital delivery formats.
• Take care of team equipment and notify Director if maintenance / replacement is needed.
• Oversee and assist athletes with equipment preparation at competitions.
• If applicable – responsible for looking after athletes on the road including but not limited to: redirecting poor decision making, managing room curfews and room checks, following instructions, being safe and respectful, etc.
• If applicable – respectful of rental vehicles and other company vehicles and trailers while on the road
• Ensure professional and efficient athlete and competition management at home or on the road, making sure SVSEF athletes are getting everything they need to perform well.
• Coaches may have additional responsibilities due to team needs and personal skills / interests as per Director’s instructions.
• Coaches for SVSEF should strive to see what needs to be done and do it.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of slopestyle, halfpipe, rails, and all-mountain ski skills.
• Knows the names of tricks and grabs associated with freeskiing.
• Provides safe, fun, and motivating training for competitive freeskiers of all ages.
• Teaches by example and possesses the ability to demonstrate basic park skiing tricks and all-mountain skiing techniques.
• Ability to teach basic trampoline progressions.
• Works with other coaches to design, implement, evaluate, and adjust season-long training and competition plans.
• Good group management.
• Strong communication and organizational skills.
• Ability to work in a team structure with other coaches and training groups.
• Basic computer skills required and experience with Word, Excel, and Google Docs programs.
• Valid driver’s license and insurability.

Additional Desirable Experience:
• USASA, USSA, IFSA, PSIA levels: 100, 200, 300 preferred.
• Experience working with athletes in a coaching program or previous competition experience preferred.
• Trampoline training experience.

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

This seasonal coaching position runs from November 1, 2022 – April 15, 2023.

Physical Requirements
Position requires on-hill and other outdoor activities that necessitate exposure to seasonal elements including snow, sun, wind, and extreme cold. May require lifting up to 50 lbs. and periods of time sitting at a computer.


Applications Open

May 1, 2022

Applications Close

Position Start Date

November 1, 2022

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to info@svsef.org