PFSA is a non profit (501(3)c) youth sports organization dedicated to the coaching and training of freestyle, freeriding and snowboarding athletes. We take great pride in developing strong well rounded skiers and boarders in the safest possible training e
To help better demonstrate the development pathways for our athletes, we’ve built the following info-graphic. As a guideline, PA Freestyle athletes fall into four general area which we’ll call phases. (Phase 1, not shown, is for beginners and advanced beginners who are just starting to learn to ride.) We wont assign ages into phases as our athletes will move through the phases over time between the ages of 8 – 18. Each phase describes in general terms what coaches will be focused on and what goals the athletes will be working towards.
The phases are adapted from the national standards and provide us with a gage we can use as athletes look to progress towards their goals. As coaches, we will use this along with what were seeing in competitions to help guide the athletes.