Snowboard coach receives top award
TRANSITION Snowboarding Camps’ (TSC) Jarrod Wouters has taken out a prestigious award through Ski and Snowboarding Australia (SSA).
At a gala dinner at Sumac Central Pier, Docklands Melbourne in April, Jarrod received the award for top development coach in Australia.
He graced the podium with Australia’s elite skiers and snowboarders including Olympians Brittney Cox, snowboarder Torah Bright and aerials skier David Morris, Scotty James and Greta Small.
Jarrod has been coaching the Australian world cup snowboarding athletes for the past five years.
He has also been instrumental in developing some of the young snowboarders including those that did well at the junior snowboarding championships.
This season will mark the 10th anniversary of TSC on Mt Buller where Jarrod, and wife Christine, work with the Mansfield Secondary College Annexe on its snowboarding program.
Christine said in the 10 years they have been running the most progressive, professional and rewarding snowboarding training programs and camps in Australia.
Mt Buller has been the base of Transition Snowboarding for those 10 years.
“It was where we first coached riders like Scotty James, Declan Vogel-Paul and Lauren Staveley in their first few seasons on a snowboard,” Jarrod said.
“We started the first Transition program in 2004, with the camp house in Merrijig, at Buller’s base.
“Mt Buller has a superb variety of terrain for our snowboarders to ride, with everything from easy green slopes and long blue cruisers to steep double black chutes.
“It has been home to the Victorian Interschools for more than 55 years and continues to be an epicentre for development snowboarding in Australia.
“TSC’s Mt Buller school holiday and part time camps are the breeding ground for future coaches and athletes, and nothing beats a week trip to the resort.”
BACK ON BULLER: Transition Snowboard Camps (TSC) will celebrate its 10th year on Mt Buller this season - coaching some up and coming young boarders.