SAF in collaboration with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows team management has a certification coach program that address barriers to participation in continuing education and training. The program is designed to meet the needs of coaches at various stages of professional development, that includes:
- Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows-based training clinics and accreditation that blends PSIA and USSA Level 1 and 100 curriculum, and are segmented into groups by age and level of team athletes that a coach works with; and,
- Upper level PSIA and USSA coach training and professional development courses and travel.
Ron Kipp of the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadow snow sports team is the coaches education and development manager. Kipp is working with the ski team coaches to continue to develop, augment, and enhance their coaching skills. He was previously with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) where he was the Alpine Sport Education Manager and presided over all aspects of alpine coach education and certification.