Cassandra Smith

Cassandra began her coaching career in Banff Alberta, transitioning her athlete and CASI skills into programs working with young athletes. A common thread in her coaching philosophy was “always getting better” as she continued to take courses and coach both SBX and Freestyle. As she focused more on SBX as a coach, she continued to take coaching courses. While taking her Level 4/5 NCCP (now the Advanced Coaching Diploma) she also participated in a Women In Coaching program that provided opportunity to apprentice with the National Team from 2008-2010, including the training and events leading up to 2010 Vancouver Games.

 

After completing the apprenticeship and education, seeing a gap in snowboarding in Ottawa, she moved there to create the first snowboard program, founded in strong building blocks of multi-discipline snowboarding. The athletes from her programs have been multiple provincial champions in Ontario and Quebec and have gone on to represent Canada at University Games. In 2018 she was named Ottawa female coach of the year.