PSIA-AASI National Team Coaching Staff Applications Are Open

The application process to identify the discipline coaches for the 2024-28 PSIA-AASI National Team is now open.

A PSIA-AASI Team coach is a collaborator, influencer, and inspiration to help others achieve their potential. They will play a critical role in the PSIA-AASI strategic education alignment initiative and help unite around the values, goals, and Ends identified by the association. The entire Coaching Team focuses on the traditional team values of inspirational people skills, decision-making skills, teaching skills, and skiing/riding ability.

“Building on the success of a larger coaching staff working as a team, the expectations are more clearly defined on how to optimize the team’s impact for the association as a leader in snowsports education and the premier experience for members and guests,” said PSIA-AASI Director of Education Dave Schuiling.

The PSIA-AASI National Team will represent all genres of snowsports as outlined by the eight national certification/specialist standards: Adaptive Alpine, Adaptive Snowboard, Alpine, Children’s Specialist, Cross Country, Freestyle Specialist, Snowboard, and Telemark.

The following positions make up the 2024-28 Coaching Team:

  • Adaptive Discipline Coach
  • Alpine Development Coach
  • Alpine Technical Coach
  • Cross Country Discipline Coach
  • Snowboard Development Coach
  • Snowboard Technical Coach
  • Telemark Discipline Coach

This structure recognizes the four disciplines of alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, and telemark skiing with adaptive sports being multi-sport/discipline. The entire coaching staff supports each other’s disciplines with a ONEteam approach, focused on the “Three C’s” consistency initiative set forth by the Education Leadership Council (ELC), Association Executive Leadership, and the PSIA-AASI Board of Directors.

“Education consistency and association alignment draws its strength from the modeling of the ONEteam concept working across disciplines to achieve the tenets of the learning connection,” Schuiling said. “We would be unable to achieve these significant milestones working within each discipline. The strength comes from versatility and challenging each other to be better.”

A PSIA-AASI Team coach is a role model for team members and a critical conduit to the PSIA-AASI administrative team in supporting the association’s vision, Ends, and strategic initiatives. The coach is a recognized leader in the snowsports community and is a critical link in the communication between fellow team members, membership, schools, regions, and association supplier/partners. Coaches provide leadership, organization, and foster synergy between all key stakeholders.

To find out more about this opportunity, how to apply, the specific requirements and responsibilities, and the role that each coaching position provides to the overall structure and goals of the National Team, click on the PSIA-AASI National Team Selection link, and scroll down to the highlighted 2024-2028 PSIA-AASI National Team Coach Selection Process headline.

Please express your interest by sending a letter of intent and resume to Dave Schuiling at by 5 p.m. MT, Friday, Dec. 22.