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Coaching Programs & Resources

Freestyle Alberta is committed to the development and education opportunities for freestyle coaches. Qualified coaches teaching safe progressions to skiers is a strength of our sport. The coaching pathway and certification is developed nationally with the Freestyle Canada and NCCP approval. Below are links to education and resources for freestyle coaches in Alberta.


Freestyle Alberta Coach Requirements (mandatory)

  • * Safe Sport E-Learning. SafeSport (every two years)
  • * CAC Making Headway Training – Freestyle Skiing. Making Headway Online
  • * CAC Make Ethical Decisions – Multi-Sport Online Session & the Online Evaluation. MED Online
  • * Background Check (Criminal Record). MyBackCheck  (every three years if over 18) or upload a copy to snowreg that’s less than 3 years old
  • * Vulnerable Sector Check for coaches born before March 12, 1994 (must be done within your local RCMP jurisdiction) VSC Form
  • * Individuals born after March 12, 1994 will be required to obtain an E-PIC MyBackCheck

NCCP Coaching Courses Online

A complete list of all NCCP Multi-Sport modules (such as Teaching & Learning and Planning a Practice, and all of the competition development modules) can be found on our Alberta Multi-Sport Calendar.    

Background Check

Coaches will have to complete a Background Check (every three years) if they are over the age of 18. Complete the background check in SnowReg, which will automatically synchronize with your SnowReg profile. MyBackCheck

Accident Report

In the event, that an athlete gets injured during a sanctioned activity, please go to the following page within 24 hours.


Developing Coaches

The minimum age to be a Freestyle Coach in Canada is 16. Freestyle Canada allows 14 and 15-year-old individuals to take part in the sport-specific coaches’ courses. Coaches that are 14 and 15 years old will have a Trained status until they reach 16 years old, the age when their course will be recognized in the Locker, where they will be able to get their Certified status according to their evaluation.


FC Coach Pathway

Questions? Please email hello@freestylealberta.ski