HIGH CASCADE’S Instructor & COACH Training Program
Our clinics (TPTS 101 & TPTS 110) are specifically designed for snowboard instructors and coaches looking to take the next step in distinguishing themselves as the best in the world of on-snow education. The snowsports industry is a multi-billion dollar a year industry with opportunities for instruction at all levels, from the first time on snow to Olympic medals & beyond. With a surplus of different “certifications” available, our High Cascade platform will focus on giving coaches & instructors the practical teaching tools to safely assist aspiring snowboarders while increasing the level of performance coaching in all terrain park features: including but not limited to jumps, jibs & the transitional features of halfpipe & cross courses.
Meet the Coaches:
Going back to 1994 Mike has been a figure in the world of freestyle skiing, as an aerialist, turned stuntman & NCAA diver followed by a professional career as a park skier turned coach. In addition to studying 6 languages in 5 countries, Mike has coached athletes from 9 different countries to World Cup tour & X Games podiums going back to 2003 in halfpipe, slopestyle & big air. Most recently at the Winter Olympics in 2014 where he coached medallists in ski slopestyle for the United States & 2018 where he coached the New Zealand Olympic team earning their first Olympic medals in 27 years in ski halfpipe & snowboard big air. The coaches development program established over the course of his career has also produced coaches who have gone on to coach X Games & Olympic medallists themselves.
From Mike: “How you do anything is how you do everything.”
Over the past 30 years, Elijah Teter has done it all in snowboarding and has done so with excellence. Formerly a professional snowboarder and member of the US Snowboard team, Elijah went on to be a highly successful Olympic coach, helping to secure three gold and two silver medals while working with athletes such as Ayumu Hirano, Kaitlyn Farrington, Louie Vito, Hannah Teter, and Kazu Kokubo.
From Elijah: “In simplicity we are able to obtain the highest accomplishments because we know the cause of any issue on the mountain and our explanations are always adjusted accordingly.”