Coach the Coach with Christy Frikken

Event Details

Want to learn to teach the basics of formation skydiving and belly flight? Are you a USPA coach curious about the next step? Looking to take your organizing to the next level? Join Christy Frikken to shortcut years of coaching experience to become a quality FS mentor!

For full details, go here!

To register, you must select a classroom portion AND a practical portion. You must do the classroom before the practical. There are a limited number of audit-only slots available for pre-approved people; contact Christy for more information.

Minimum requirements are a USPA C license and USPA coach rating (or foreign equivalent), 100 FS jumps, one hour of tunnel, and an FS suit.


The November Online Version is Full – either check out the in person version in March, or email to get on the waitlist for the next online section!

Classroom Options

Online Option

  • The online version occurs over six weeks, and includes 9 hours of webinars
  • Mentors are expected to do 2-3 hours per week of homework and preparation activities
  • Future coaches will record their work and receive feedback directly from Christy
  • Winter Class is 4:00-6:00 pm Pacific Time Feb 13, Feb 27, Mar 13, Mar 27, Apr 10

Live option

  • The live option happens over two full course days
  • Your homework (reading, researching) will be done before the course dates
  • Participants will practice delivering content directly in class
  • Minimum 4 participants required

Practical Options

Christmas Boogie (Saturday/Sunday)

$220 plus 6-10 skydives (tickets ok). You’ll do skydives with each other and real students over the course of the weekend.

Fresh Meet (Friday/Sunday)

$110 plus 6-10 skydives (tickets ok). You’ll run a mini course, do skydives with Freshlings on Friday, and do small group skydives on Sunday. In between is Fresh Meet – participants are also encouraged to apply to be mentors. (Those not selected as mentors for the meet day are enthusiastically and appreciatively welcomed as volunteers!)


  • In Person Classroom
    March 18, 2023 - March 19, 2023
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fresh Meet Practical
    March 24, 2023 - March 26, 2023
    7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Spring Practical
    April 29, 2023 - April 30, 2023
    7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Online - Meet 0
    April 3, 2023 - April 17, 2023
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Online - Meet 1
    April 17, 2023
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Online - Meet 2
    May 1, 2023
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Online - Meet 3
    May 15, 2023
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Online - Meet 4
    May 29, 2023
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Spring Practicalshow details + $220.00 (USD)  
In Person Classroomshow details + $550.00 (USD)  
Fresh Meet Practicalshow details + $110.00 (USD)  

In individual coaching, Christy has an expert eye for the most important thing to improve in your flying. When coaching a team, Christy emphasizes the basics and the repeated success of her teams shows how building from the basics leads to success.

» Tamara Bartlett – Perris Riot

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