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2018 IFSA Junior Membership Guidelines

Dear Parents, Coaches, and IFSA Freeride Athletes, 

Welcome to the 2018 Season of competitive freeride! We have over 50 events scheduled across the US and Canada for Junior Athletes this year. To see a current schedule, please view our event pages and check back later in the season as we begin to add more details for each competition.

If you are NEW to IFSA Competitive Freeride events, please see our Welcome To Freeride primer.

For a refresher on the rules and rankings for the IFSA Junior Series, please see our Junior Freeride Handbook

Age Requirements

IMPORTANT: Your first step to compete this year begins with purchasing your IFSA Membership. Please note that we have simplified the age parameters for each Junior Division in 2018 to prevent mistakes and confusion as we upload our rankings after each event.

Athlete Age Divisions are as Follows:

  • Athletes 11 years of age or younger on December 31st are eligible for the U12 category 
  • Athletes 12-14 years of age on or prior to December 31st are eligible for the 12-14 age category
  • Athletes 15 years of age or older on December 31st are eligible for the 15-18 age category*

* Athletes 18 years of age have the option to compete in FWQ Adult/Collegiate Series OR they may choose to remain in the IFSA Junior Series. Once an athlete competes in an FWQ Adult event OR turns 19 years of age, they cannot compete as an IFSA Junior. Athletes competing in junior events will compete in the age category that relates to their age as of December 31.

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Membership Registration: Renew or Join Now?

RENEWAL: If you competed as an IFSA Athlete in 2017 select RENEW

If you competed as an IFSA Athlete during the 2017 season, your information is already on record and you simply need to RENEW your membership.

  1. Navigate to our Membership Tab and select Coach & Junior Join/Renew from the drop-down menu.
  2. Determine the type of IFSA Membership you need and select RENEW (To learn about each membership type, use the 'More Info' button)
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  3. Use the same login information used last year to login to the system and renew your membership. If you need instructions for resetting your password: CLICK HERE.
  4. After validating your login information, select RENEW for the type of membership you need.
  5. Check the boxes to acknowledge our liability waivers, athlete code of conduct, and cancellation policy. Press the 'Click Here to Sign' to submit your electronic signature. Use your mousepad to capture your signature. 
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  6. Review your information from last year and make any required changes or updates.
    NOTE: We suggest adding the parent's email address to the PRIMARY CONTACT FIELD in order to ensure you receive all communications from the IFSA and The Driven event registrations.
  7. Select if you would like to make an optional donation to the IFSA.
  8. Enter payment information to complete your membership renewal. 
  9. A confirmation email will be sent to confirm your IFSA membership for 2018. 
  10. SAVE YOUR LOGIN INFORMATION TO REGISTER FOR 2018 EVENTS ! ! ! 


NEW IFSA MEMBER: If you are a new IFSA competitor select JOIN NOW

If you are new to the IFSA you will need to create a membership with us.
Welcome to Freeride! 

  • Navigate to our Membership Tab and select Coach & Junior Join/Renew from the drop-down menu.
  • Determine the type of IFSA Membership you need and select JOIN NOW (To learn about each membership type, use the 'More Info' button)
  • Fill out all information fields. We suggest adding the parent's email address to the PRIMARY CONTACT FIELD in order to ensure you receive all communications from the IFSA and The Driven event registrations.
  • To determine your region, select the region with the states where you will be competing most often. 
  • Sign and acknowledge all liability waivers and IFSA documents.
  • Proceed to checkout page, complete transaction. 
  • Familiarize yourself with the rules and rankings of the IFSA Junior Series, please see our Junior Freeride Handbook
  • Have a great season!
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    Don't forget about the AMAZING discounts we've secured for all active IFSA Members!


    2018 Partners No Head 

  • GearDryer - 15% Discont on GearDryer + Free Shipping ($50 value)

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  • Strafe Outerwear - 20% Discount Strafe Outerwear

    At home in the mountains, Strafe is an athlete-owned company out of Aspen, Colorado. Strafe crafts modern mountain apparel that will not compromise fit, style, or quality.

  • ChopShop Co - 15% Discount on a ChopShop edit

    ChopShop can create an awesome action video edit with all that freeride footage you shot on your GoPro last season. Editors take your footage and music to craft an adventure film in the style of your choosing. ChopShop delivers a handmade film you can share to Instagram, Youtube, or Facebook. Stop waiting around and get that banger edit made!

  • Backcountry Access - 20% Discount on one item per category per IFSA member

    As the IFSA's avalanche education sponsor, Backcountry Access (BCA) is dedicated to educating our Freeride community about making sound decisions in avalanche terrain. With the IFSA's emphasis on safety and fun, BCA is committed to making our sport safer. Look for free clinics and educational opportunities at a handful of IFSA events this season.

  • SASS Global Travel - Discount will be announced in Spring of 2018

    SASS's quest is to share their passion for travel and progression by providing athletes with a path to reach the next level on snow. SASS provides thrilling travel itineraries around the globe while creating a supportive community and environment for personal growth and progression. 

  • HEAD - 30% Discount on Freeride gear

    IFSA Freeriders can enjoy 30% off all Head's Freeride products, simply click the 'Head' text above to submit an application. Use your IFSA membership number in the field for FWT Member ID.You will find discount codes for the companies above in the email sent to you from the IFSA titled: IFSA Junior Membership Open!You will find discount codes for the companies above in the email sent to you from the IFSA titled: IFSA Junior Membership Open! 

If you are a new IFSA athlete or cannot locate your email with discount codes, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and provide your name and IFSA membership number.

Have a great winter! 

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