Freestyle Programs

Freestyle Clinics and Programs

Level 100: Aerials and Moguls

The Level 100 moguls and aerials courses are conducted on-line. It has been designed to provide the entry level coach with the fundamental skiing and coaching skills and tools to effectively teach junior skiers. The skiing fundamentals are broken down into four key areas: stance and posture, turning, absorption and extension, and jumping. Principles of long-term athlete development for freestyle skiing are covered under the framework of the Freestyle Training System, including critical periods of development related to age and maturity. The coach will also learn about the art of coaching moguls skiing, including coaching strategies, planning, communication and athlete feedback.

Participants will be given access to the USSA Education Center where the exam and all necessary materials are located.

Order the Level 100 moguls exam here

Order the Level 100 aerials exam here

See the certification page for details on the certification levels for USSA freestyle coaches.

NOTE: To complete Level 100 certification, coaches must complete this course, pass the exam AND complete First Aid and CPR certification (send copies to USSA Sport Education by email or fax 435.940.2790).


Level 200 Moguls

The Level 200 moguls clinic is a 2-day clinic with on-snow and classroom components. It is designed for the part-time and full-time coach working with freestyle skiers preparing for mogul competition. The curriculum builds on the Level 100 content with more advanced skiing fundamentals, tactics, physical conditioning, nutrition, and more specific training plans for the competitive club athlete. Participants will work with experienced mogul coaches on-snow reviewing mogul skiing skills and progressions to improve in each of the fundamental areas. Classroom discussion will focus on the supporting areas off-snow that are essential for the development of a competitve moguls skier.

TypeDateLocationInstructorRegistrationMore Information
Level 200 Moguls

November 14-15 


Killington, VT

Matt Gnoza, Wes Preston, Kris Pepe

HEREClinic Schedule 
Level 200 Moguls

November 21-22


Aspen, CO

Caleb Martin

HEREClinic Schedule 



Advanced Fundamental Mogul Jumps

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Advanced Fundamental Mogul Jumps


Level 200 Aerials

The Level 200 Aerials clinic is a required certification for all freestyle coaches interested in coaching and water qualification of inverted and off axis jumps. This clinic focuses on fundamentals in trampoline, water ramp and snow jumping to safely coach  and qualify front flips, back flips, back full and off axis up to 1080.

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Clinicians Clinics

Level 200 Clinicians Clinic: The level 200 Clinicians Clinic is designed for coaches looking to contribute to the USSA Sport Education system.  Passing candidates would have the ability to conduct level 200 mogul clinics.   

The requirements/ prerequisites to attend the clinicians clinic include:

  1. Level 200 Mogul Coach
  2. Level 200 or 300 Air Coach
  3. Minimum 8 years Coaching Experience – As either Head Coach or Program Director
  4. Ability to contribute to Coaches Education 

The clinic will consist of a 1 day clinicians seminar followed by running a supervised level 200 mogul clinic.  Clinician candidates will be evaluated at the conclusion of the clinic and will be notified of their acceptance.  Upon completion of clinician requirements candidates will be expected to contribute annualy to USSA Sport Education in order to maintain clinician status.

Clinic TypeDateLocationInstructorRegistration
L200 Clinicians Clinic11/13/2015Killington, VTMatt Gnoza

Email Matt Gnoza if interested:



Judges Clinics

Clinic TypeDateLocationInstructorRegistration
FIS B Level Freestyle Judges ClinicNovember   12-15Park City, UtahTBDHERE
FIS B Level Freestyle Judges Clinic (moguls and aerials only)December  11-13Lake Placid, NYTBDHERE




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