TAS Coaches Pages: Resources for the coaching staff.
Self-Signup for Coaching shifts:
Please fill in the dates you are available to work.
Time Cards: Due on the last day of each month.
As a condition of employment, all TAS Coaches agree to abide by the SafeSport Code and The US Ski & Snowboard Code of Conduct.
As a condition of membership, all U.S. Ski & Snowboard members agree to abide by the SafeSport Code.
U.S. Ski & Snowboard prohibits the following conduct:
- Sexual Misconduct
- Physical Misconduct
- Emotional Misconduct
- Bullying, Threats and Harassment
- Willfully Tolerating Misconduct
Any member of U.S. Ski & Snowboard who is appointed to a position of authority over, or who has frequent contact with athletes must clear criminal background screening and complete SafeSport training every two years with a refresher required every other year. This includes U.S. Ski & Snowboard members holding a U.S. Ski & Snowboard coaching license, U.S. Ski & Snowboard members holding a U.S. Ski & Snowboard officials license, U.S. Ski & Snowboard members holding a U.S. Ski & Snowboard club volunteer membership and U.S. Ski & Snowboard members at U.S. Ski & Snowboard clubs whom the club formally designates to be in a position of authority over athletes, and the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Governance Board members.
Every U.S. Ski & Snowboard member must report suspected violations of the SafeSport Code. If you suspect that a child is experiencing misconduct of a sexual nature, don’t investigate yourself. Call the SafeSport hotline and local child protection authorities (Police or Child Welfare Office) and report it to the experts who have the skills to investigate the matter. If you have a doubt on whether conduct is occurring, please err on the side of reporting. Conduct which does not involve sexualized conduct but which may violate one of the six categories of prohibited conduct may be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for SafeSport provides 24-hour support via the SafeSport Helpline or by calling 866.200.0796.
Reporting Suspected Violations of Sexualized Conduct
Athlete Supervision, Housing and Travel Best Practice Guidelines for TAS Athletes
1. All USSA club practices, projects should be open to observation by parents.
2. All coaches supervising USSA athletes must be members of USSA and criminally background screened.
3. One coach member and at least one other adult should be present at all practices and other club activities where at least one athlete is present. Clubs and coaches should evaluate their seasonal plans and decide in advance how to accomplish this goal.
4. An open and observable environment should be maintained for all interactions between adults and athletes. Private, or one-on-one sessions should be avoided unless they are observable, e.g. in a conference room with glass walls or a room with the door open.
5. Coaches should not invite or have athletes to their home without the permission of the parent or guardian and in the instances that permission is given, #3 should be observed.
6. Schedule overnight travel as far in advance as practical and share itinerary and contact information of lodging, coaches and athletes with athletes and parents.
7. During team travel, when doing room checks, attending team meetings or other activities, #3 and #4 should be maintained.
8. Athletes should not ride in a coach’s vehicle unless another athlete or coach is present. If that cannot be accomplished, parental consent must be obtained.
9. Coaches must ensure their vehicles are properly insured.
10. During overnight team travel, if athletes are paired with other athletes, those athletes shall be of the same gender and of similar age. Where athletes are age 13 or older, chaperones shall stay in nearby rooms. Where athletes are 12 or under, chaperones may stay in the same accommodations as the athletes as long as parental permission is obtained. In that circumstance, #3 shall also be observed.
11. Adults shall respect the privacy of athletes in situations such as changing clothes/showering, etc.
12. The use of electronic devices such as cell phones, MP3 players and other recording devices in locker rooms/changing areas is prohibited.
13. If the team is composed of athletes of both sexes, each sex shall be accorded a separate changing area or given serial use of the one available changing area.
14. Coaches should not initiate contact, or accept supervisory responsibility for athletes outside club programs and activities.
15. During overnight team travel, there shall be a curfew imposed and monitored by USSA member coaches.
16. Violation of the curfew for anything other than a demonstrable emergency shall be grounds for immediate removal from the project.
17. Coaches should be the first to arrive at a project and the last to leave. *These guidelines, while specific to u-18 (minor) athletes, can be adapted for use by those projects involving athletes over 18 in the discretion of the project leader.
Work Book: http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/index.html
USSA Concussion Policy for Members. … The athlete will be prohibited from further participation until evaluated and cleared in writing to resume participation in USSA sporting events by a qualified health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussive head injuries.
Safe Driving Skills:
Calling out: “your name, the person you’re addressing, then your message.” Example: “Chris to Lisa, slip next run”
Respond: “copy or repeat the message” Example: “Lisa to Chris, copy that I will have them slip next run”
Repeat Message: “your name, the person you’re addressing, then repeat message.” Example: “Lisa to Chris, Repeat Message.”
More info in this powerpoint; however the protocol for calling out for TAS is stated above and may be different from the powerpoint.
Accident Protocol: For on and off snow.
- Make sure scene is safe if so proceed.
- ABC’s: Check Airways, Check for Breathing, and Check for Conciseness.
- Recognizing Head and Spinal injuries.
- Site Procedures. Example “You call 911, you go get help, you set up skis to warn uphill skiers.”
- If you are alone Call 911 and stay at the scene.
- The phone number for Ski Patrol is 911 at all areas.
Notes: The number for ski patrol at any mountain is 911, stay with injured athlete until another coach can relieve you. Radio to other coaches to take your group. If you are alone, have your group stay with you downhill and out of the way of the injured athlete. Call Chris or Lisa to inform parents.
For freeskiing, use the buddy system. No one skis alone. Coaches must have a radio and a cell phone when freeskiing with a group.