L200 Coach Course

 

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.***


L200 On-Snow Courses for 2022 Season 


At this time, we are adding 2022 L200 On-Snow Courses. 
Updates will be provided by email.

 
L200 REFRESHER -- JACKSON HOLE
ATTENTION - THIS IS A REFRESHER FOR COACHES who have previously held L200 cert. Scroll below for the full L200 course at Jackson Hole.
Dates:  Jan 13-14, 2022 -- Intented for coaches with expired L200 that need to re-certify

For additional information, please contact Rob LaPier: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration Link: https://thedriven.net/event.race_regifsa/eid/40749134679
MEETING ROOM:  TBD
TICKETS: Discounted Lift Tickets
THIS $100 REFRESHER COURSE WILL BE COMBINED WITH THE L200 COURSE AT JACKSON SCHEDULED FOR JAN 13-14.

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ALYESKA L200
Dates: January 8-9, 2022
For additional information, please contact Rob LaPier - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Registration Link: https://thedriven.net/event.race_regifsa/eid/40750236789 

 

L200 REFRESHER -- ALYESKA
Dates: January 9, 2022
For additional information, please contact Rob LaPier - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Registration Link: https://thedriven.net/event.race_regifsa/eid/40917235789
ATTENTION - THIS IS A REFRESHER FOR COACHES who have previously held L200 cert. It will be combined with the Day 2 of the Alyeska L200 Course, running Jan 8-9. The Refresher Class will take place on Jan 9. 


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PALISADES TAHOE L200

Dates:  ATTN: Due to lack of snow, this L200 course was postponed.
NEW dates are: January 25-26, 2022
For additional information, please contact Eric : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Registration Link: https://thedriven.net/event.race_regifsa/eid/40735023469
RESORT: Palisades Tahoe
MEETING ROOM:  Ski Team Conference Room in Cantina Building
LIFT TICKETS: Complimentary for registered coaches





JACKSON HOLE  L200
Dates: January 13-14, 2022
For additional information, please contact Rob: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Registration Link: https://thedriven.net/event.race_regifsa/eid/40804234789

 
 
 

CRESTED BUTTE  L200
Dates: January 18-19, 2022
For additional information, please contact Ryan Van Nuys - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Registration Link: https://thedriven.net/event.race_regifsa/eid/40803245679




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

  • The cost for the L200 on-snow clinic is $200 (this secures a venue, compensates trainers, and funds the necessary insurance coverage)
  • Coach must have held L100 certification for 1 year
  • To earn L200 certification you must have current first aid and CPR training.
  • You must have completed a Level 1 Avalanche course.
  • You must complete the L200 online coursework (see below) and attend an On-Snow clinic.

Accessing L200 Coach Online Coursework

Step One: You must have completed L100 certification to begin L200 training

Step Two: Log in to Schoology using the appropriate link below

                 Access Schoology Registration ( < link for new member creation)
                 Login to your Schoology Account ( < link for existing members) 

Step Three: Enter L200 Coach Certification Access Code - WHJ2-9FGR-RVHWZ

Step Four: Complete online coursework for L200 Certification

Step Five: Register for one of our L200 On-Snow Clinics below to complete certification. Registration links will be provided via email to coaches with active IFSA Memberships. 


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

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  • CAST
  • Western Colorado University
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