UpdatedWednesday February 3, 2021 bySara Montgomery.
What All Coaches Need to know for the 20-21 Season
1. USSA/NYSSRA Memberships with safesport and avalanche training
2.. NCSI Background Screening (every two years)
NCSI Secure Website - Go to http://www.ncsisafe.com/, click "Start Your Background Screening Now" and enter U.S. Ski & Snowboard's code 11392848.
Please note* you will be required to submit a copy of your valid state/government issued ID (i.e. Valid Driver’s License, Passport or State ID), when registering for screening.
3. Level 100 Fast Start -- For the USSA Fast Track Coaching Online Course CLICK HERE!
Who needs to take this course?
A: It is mandatory for any new USSA member coach and all renewing coaches who have not already completed the course and are not already certified and needs to be renewed every three years. For more information CLICK HERE!
4. SafeSport Education (mandatory for Coaches, staff and volunteers, updated every two years)
SafeSport education modules are found here https://safesport.org/. You will be required to create an account using the U.S. Ski & Snowboard safesport access code which is NBUD-E6QB-WGT3-BW7Z.
The U.S. Olympic Committee and U.S. Ski & Snowboard require you complete the following education requirements:
- Emotional and Physical Misconduct
- Mandatory Reporting
- Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education
West Mountain COVID Health and Safety Measures for 20-21
West Mountain’s COVID health and Safety policies are listed here. Please make sure to read this document over carefully with your athlete or athletes before they begin training at West. Coaches and staff this will be helpful information for you too. I will notify you all of any updates to policy.
Race Building and Lockers for 20-21
As it is mentioned in the document above, the lockers in the race building will not be available to athletes this season (or at least until further notice). All athletes will need to leave their equipment at home and ski bags can only be stored outdoors (there will be storage shelves located outdoors). The race building will be available mainly for coaches to store their things etc. Athletes will only be able to use the race building (with coach supervision) to warm up and by age group only.
The WMR Travel form is attached below. The form should be completed and approved ahead of all travel.
Lunch breaks on weekends and holidays
All WMR lunch breaks on weekends and holiday break weeks will be staggered by age group this season. Coaches are not responsible for sitting with the kids at lunch time and given the mountain's safety policies U10s and younger will need a parent with them at the mountain during their lunch time (a lunch schedule will be available soon). Only those who are purchasing food will be able to sit indoors and under the heated tents. Athletes bringing their own food can sit at the outdoor picnic areas or inside their vehicle.
WMR athletes and coaches will be able to ride the lifts together, they will just be spread out with seats open between them. They can always choose to ride alone too if they would like.
Daily health screening
WMR parents are personally responsible for performing a daily health screening at home ahead of practice. If your athlete is not feeling well, has been exposed to COVID, is running a fever, has traveled outside the state and has not completed the appropriate travel protocol, please do not send them to practice. The kids should be dressed warm and prepared to be outside as much as possible this season.
WMR Coaches Code of Conduct
The WMR Coaches Code of Conduct is part of the registration process, and it is attached below.
USSS and NYSSRA Memberships
In order to compete in any/all USSS sanctioned races, your athlete will need a USSS (usskiandsnowboard.org
) and NYSSRA (nyssra.org
) alpine competitor membership. Athletes who turn 18 during the race season need to have their safesport in order to compete. Athletes will not show up as being current unless they have completed all the necessary steps.WMR coaches need to have their background checks, safesport and avalanche training in order to be current and coach.
WMR updated calendar
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the training/travel calendar
Pass PIck UP
Coach and Staff Passes can be picked up at the front desk Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. Saturday-Sunday 9am-2pm.
Fall conditioning has ended. We are now preparing for winter 20-21 training:) Training start date will be dependent on when we open, so please stay tuned.