L200 Coach Course

PLEASE NOTE: OUR L100 AND L200 CERTIFICATIONS ARE GETTING A FACE LIFT.  WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF REVAMPING OUR MATERIAL AND SWITCHING ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORMS.  WE ARE HOPING TO HAVE CERTIFICATION READY IN JULY - IN TIME FOR FREERIDE IN SOUTH AMERICA!  STAY TUNED AS WE WILL SEND A COMMUNITY EMAIL WHEN CERTIFICATION IS LIVE

THANKS!! 


IT IS MANDATORY
THAT ALL COACHES SEEKING ACCESS TO COMPETITION VENUES
AND DISCOUNTED LIFT TICKETS HAVE A VALID IFSA COACH
MEMBERSHIP AND CURRENT L100 COACH CERTIFICATION.
L100 CERTIFICATION IS GOOD FOR TWO YEARS.
L200 CERTIFICATION IS GOOD FOR THREE YEARS.

IT IS MANDATORY
FOR COACHES TO REGISTER ON THE DRIVEN FOR ANY EVENT THEY PLAN TO ATTEND.
THERE ARE NO REGISTRATION FEES, HOWEVER REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR
COACHES TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE VENUE OR ENJOY TICKETING BENEFITS.

 

***Coaches MUST have held a L100 Coach Certification for at least one year prior to enrolling in the L200 training course.***





To purchase an IFSA Coach's membership, the L100 or L200 Coach's Training course MUST have been completed within the last two years. Once you complete L100 or L200 training, a password will be provided to permit you to purchase an IFSA coach's membership. To locate the training course, see the information below.

L200 Certified coaches are leaders within the IFSA community who have demonstrated their commitment and skill to safe and effective Freeride coaching. While L100 demonstrates entry-level written skills, the L200 course verifies the coach’s ability to address scenarios in a live environment and certifies the physical skills required of a competent Freeride coach. The L200 course material is intended to raise the standard for Big Mountain Freeride coaches. This has shown to have a positive impact on the coaching offered in programs and, by reducing risk, may positively influence insurance liability concerns. Squaw Valley, Smugglers' Notch, and Jay Peak have all added IFSA L100 and L200 certifications to their coaching staff's pay scales. We are working with clubs and teams to add IFSA coach certifications to their pay scales, just like PSIA and USSA, etc. Please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on our Board of Directors for more details. Increasing the number of L100 and L200 certified coaches lends credibility to our sport and helps us continue to secure insurance coverage.

Accessing L200 Coach Certification

 


coach checklist

1. To access venues, you MUST have current L100 or L200 training

2. To access venues, you MUST have a 2020 IFSA Coach Membership RENEW HERE

3. Please take care of this business prior to the competition season by Dec 31st help us with our workload! Coach Membership pricing will GO UP on Jan 1.

4. Is your team registered with us? CLICK HERE

5. Review the COVID-19 Competition Guidance - CLICK HERE

6. Review and understand the IFSA Junior Series Athlete Handbook - CLICK HERE

7. Review and understand the Junior Series rule changes - COMING SOON!

8. Check out our Freeride Jobs board - CLICK HERE

9. Review the updated venue inspection policy and terrain enhancement rules with your team. In response to feedback and observation, these policies have been updated and will be implemented in 2020. (Sections 2.4 and 2.5 in the Jr Series Handbook)

10. Please make sure you and your team's families have designated IFSA for free donations on AmazonSmile - CLICK HERE

11. Have an absolutely LEGENDARY Freeride season!


 

2020 IFSA North American Qualifiers

  • Backcountry Access
  • Flyin Ryan Hawks
  • Freeride World Tour
  • Blizzard Tecnica
  • CAST
  • Western Colorado University
  • SHRED Optics