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

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PA Freestyle is the premier Western PA team dedicated to the training of freestyle & freeride athletes in the moguls, slopestyle, snowboard, plus our Young Guns developmental team. We build a strong snow sports foundation, support competition for all levels, have fun, build friendships and provide the highest standards of coaching.. Morning and Afternoon Sessions for intermediate and advanced skiers and riders are held on Saturdays and Sundays from mid-December through February  for Ages 8-18.

 

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Announcing Interim co-program directors
11/17/2017
It is with great excitement that PFSA announces two new interim Program...
PA Freestyle Job Posting - Program Director
11/16/2017
​ PA Freestyle Ski Association Program Director (Internim...
2017-18 Program Registration Information
09/19/2017
Registration for the 2017-18 Season is open through December 31st,...
2018 USSA Event Schedule
09/04/2017
The preliminary USSA Schedule for the 2018 Schedule is as follows: Dates...
Fall Indoor Training
08/30/2017
PA Freestyle Indoor Training will be returning to Steel City Parkour...
PA Freestyle Makes Splash at USSA East Coast Champs
04/29/2017
After a good winter of training the PA Freestyle athletes headed...
Message from PA Freestyle Board President
03/26/2017
Dear PA freestyle members and families,   As the weather...
 
Announcing Interim co-program directors

It is with great excitement that PFSA announces two new interim Program Directors on staff.

Kim Harkobusic will oversee the direction of Snowboarding and Slopestyle Skiing, and Alicia English will oversee Moguls and the Young Guns team. These two fantastic individuals have decided togetherness will help the club make key decisions for the success of the athletes, and brighten the future of PFSA. Both will add significant insight to the club and help broaden other disciplines such as boardercross and skier cross to the PFSA community. Please help us congratulate these two spectacular women in the future of our club.

 

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by posted 11/17/2017
PA Freestyle Job Posting - Program Director

PA Freestyle Ski Association

Program Director (Internim / Full Time)

Job Description

1. Program director works under the supervision and approval of the PFSA board of directors

2. Responsible for managing daily team operations including coaching assignments, training schedules, training site management.

3. Responsible for coaching recruitment, evaluation, advancement of credentialing, and any disciplinary actions.

4. Responsible for communications between PFSA and mountain management.

5. Responsible for solving any athlete/ parent concerns.

6. Must interact well and responsibly and respectfully  with the public, resort management, resort employees, and PFSA board of directors.

7. Review and report any incidents to the PFSA board of directors

8. Responsible for scheduling, planning, and organizing club events

9. Must adhere to PFSA club guidance principles set forth by the USSA club development program

10. On snow responsibilities begin and end with scheduled team training and competitions. The director is to be on snow or available at the resort Saturday and Sundays during the PFSA regular season. Maybe required to travel with team to competitions, coaching instruction, and meetings.

11. Must be knowledgeable in the development and competitive demands of freestyle/freeride skiing and snowboarding.

12. Responsible for coordinating training site development and maintenance with mountain management.

13. Responsible for overseeing course building and maintenance.

14. Responsible for verifying athletes membership prior to on snow activities.

15. Responsible for organizing trial sessions for prospective members.

16. Responsible for the management , security, and storage of club equipment.

17. Must provide yearend report and other reports as requested from the club.

18. Must work in cooperation with PFSA, club and corporate partners to meet their expectations in a timely matter.

19. Must be a certified USSA coach.

20. Must be able to practice prompt communication via phone, text, email, or in person as required.

21. Must adhere to all safety practices of PFSA, Seven Springs Mt. Resort, and USSA.


by posted 11/16/2017
2017-18 Program Registration Information

Registration for the 2017-18 Season is open through December 31st, 2017.

For the 2017-18 Season PA Freestyle is offering the following programs:

  • Snowboard (Slopestyle / Boardercross / RailJam / Halfpipe competing in USASA events in the Appalachian Series)
  • Freestyle Ski (Moguls / Aerials / Slopestyle competing in USSA "B" level events in the Eastern Region)
  • Freeski (Slopestyle / Halfpipe / RailJam / Skicross competing in USASA events in the Appalachian Series)

The program is open to athletes 8 - 18 who will practice and compete in either USSA or USASA events.  All New athletes must complete the Tryout and meet or exceed the minimums ski / ride criteria to participate in the program. Please check out "our program" information page for details about the minimum standards. 

The 2017-18 Fee Schedule is as follows:

Program Description  Program Dates

Regular Program Rate (After 11/1/17)

Early Bird Rate (available until 10/31/17)

Weekend Only:

Saturday & Sunday 

9:00am - 11:00am &

Noon - 2:00PM

December 16, 2017 - February 25, 2018 $ 975

$ 850

Mid-Week

Wednesday or Thursday

6:00PM - 8:00PM

January 3, 2018 - February 28, 2018 $ 200  NA

East Coast Champs / USASA Nationals 

Saturday & Sunday

9:00 - Noon

March 3, 2018 - March 18, 2018

(Plus Competition dates)

$ 250 NA

 

Rates are per athlete.  Early Registration is available until 10/31/17.  All registrations received after 10/31/17 are subject to the full rate shown.  Early Registration discounts are not available for Mid-Week or Post Season Programs.

Program Registration does not include 7 Springs Season Pass, Event Fee's, Travel Costs or uniform costs.

Weekend Program Registration includes Holiday Camp at 7 Springs held December 26th - December 31st. Holiday camp runs each day 9:00 - 11:00 and Noon - 2:00PM except 12/31/17 which is a morning session only.

Practice day for the Mid-Week program will be determined based on the number athletes and best available date.  It will be one or the other, not both.

All dates are subject to change based on weather conditions and operating hours of 7 Springs Mountain Resort. 


by posted 09/19/2017
2018 USSA Event Schedule

The preliminary USSA Schedule for the 2018 Schedule is as follows:

Dates (2018) Location Name Events
1/6 & 7 Bristol, NY Toyota Freestyle Fest Mogul / Mogul
1/20 & 21 Seven Springs, PA 2018 Smackdown Mogul / Slopestyle
2/3 & 4 Holimont, NY Flite Cup Mogul / Mogul
2/10 & 11 Buffalo Ski Club, NY Buffalo Bump & Aerial Assult Mogul Aerial
2.24 & 25 Holiday Valley, NY Ny-PA State Champs Slope / Aerial / Mogul

 

All subject to change.


by posted 09/04/2017
Fall Indoor Training

PA Freestyle Indoor Training will be returning to Steel City Parkour in Export PA again this fall.

PA Freestyle Coaches will be teamed up with Coach Steve and his team to get athletes warmed up and ready for the winter season.  This years in-door session will be focused on the following:

- Core Strength Development

- Air Awareness

- Rotation

Sessions will be held on Sunday mornings from 10AM - Noon starting September 24th - December 10th.

Cost will be $180 for all 11 sessions or $20 per session for dropin.

To registration will be done via our website, payment will be made directly to Steel City Parkour. 


by posted 08/30/2017
PA Freestyle Makes Splash at USSA East Coast Champs

After a good winter of training the PA Freestyle athletes headed off to USSA East Coast Champs with the intent of making a big splash... and we didnt disappoint!

Our post season started off with a bang as we qualified 6 athletes for the USSA East Coast Champs for Juniors and Young Guns.  Lead by Head Mogul coach Mark Duda our athlete faired well against the best the East Coast had to offer in Moguls, Slopestyle and Aerials.

Young Guns: Slopetyle Juniors: Slopestyle
Reese Pirain- 28th overall Jessie Duda - 8th overall
Tyler Duda - 42nd overall
Young Guns: Aerials Juniors: Aerials
Reese Pirain- 23rd Jessie Duda - 13th
Tyler Duda - 12th
Young Guns: Moguls Juniors: Moguls
Connor Jelovich- 30th
Reese Pirain- 34th
Jessie - 32nd overall
Colton swank - 13th overall
Tyler - 15th overall
Young Guns: Overall Combined Juniors: Overall Combined
Resse Pirain 15/19 Jessie was 3rd for her age division & 10th overall combined 
Tyler was 10th in age division & 18th overall combined

 

Congratulations to all of the PA Freestyle Mogul athletes who competed this season in not only East Coast Champs, but all of the regional events.  As a group PA Freestyle athletes took top positions in events at Bristol, Holiday Valley, Holimont and Ski Buffalo.  Our group continues to show continued growth and development.

 

 


by posted 04/29/2017
Message from PA Freestyle Board President
Dear PA freestyle members and families,
 
As the weather warms, the ski season draws to a conclusion.  It has been a great season due in large part to the support and capabilities of Seven Springs snowmaking capability.  
 
I am also proud of our athletes’ accomplishments, parental support and strong effort of our coaching staff, especially our program director.  
 
It is a time to reflect and I encourage all athletes to contact their coaches for an assessment of their season.  Please consider if the goals for the season were met, analyze competition results and begin planning for next year.  There are many opportunities for offseason activities near and far.
 
I am grateful to serve with the Board of Directors, a devoted and hardworking group of people.  The Board will be closing out the year and we hope to make next season even better.  I encourage feedback from the membership by contacting me via email address  .  Let me know what was good and bad.   Your feedback is appreciated.  
 
Thank you for being a part of PA freestyle.  Best of luck to the athletes going to nationals!  Please wish us luck on our bid for USSA podium certification.
 
Respectfully,
 
Josh Szabo, PA Freestyle President  

by posted 03/26/2017
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