The Coach Apprenticeship Program will continue from last season. The program is designed to provide continuity in the sport for athletes that have completed U16 and chosen not to pursue a competitive racing stream at the U19 / FIS level. The goal of the program is to develop the next generation of coaches and instructors trained to the highest levels following the principle "Every Athlete Deserves a Great Coach".
Athletes must be a minimum of 16 years of age to enter the program.
The program includes completion of the ACA-CSC Entry Level Coaching Course and CSIA Level 1 Instructor Certification. On-going support will be provided throughout the season to complete the Environment Setting Module and additional National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) requirements to achieve Entry Level Certified Status.
Athletes will participate in weekly on-snow coaching development sessions and have access to twilight training to continue working on their own skiing and development. Athletes in this program will also work with the coaching staff as Assistant Coaches on weekends throughout the season, for which they will be paid.
Additional opportunities are also available thru the Loch Lomond Ski School to work as a Ski Instructor and earn additional income while gaining valuable experience.