The Scottish Schools Snowsports Association was constituted in 1971 as a "Not for Profit" association, run by an unpaid volunteer committee and setup to provide competitive snowsports opportunities to schools in Scotland.
Its primary objectives are:-
1. To provide an accessible. exciting and inspirational series of fun snowsports events for all levels of school pupil
2. To attract school pupils (who might not otherwise do so) to try competition with their peers as part of a school team
3. To inspire these participants to then choose to further engage in snowsports training and activity in Scotland, and ideally select Snowsports their sport of choice to commit to.
The current SSSA event portfolio delivers some 30 events across the academic year, across all snowsport disciplines on artificial slopes, indoors and on snow. All events are designed to encourage the first time competitor as well as the seasoned racers.
The organisation is run by a small committee of teachers parents and snowsports professionals, dedicated to providing top quality snowsports events, opportunities, information and support to schools in Scotland.
YOU ARE IN GOOD COMPANY
There are currently 2500 pupils that participate in SSSA competitions per annum from over 350 schools.
There are then circa 500 Scottish schools that are regularly participating in some form of snowsports activity including "learn to ski programmes", and ski trips.
Alternatively, why not speak with other schools in your area that do ski.
Membership of the SSSA is offered as an option to all pupils that compete in SSSA events in the academic year and all parents and or staff organising teams.
WHAT DOES MEMBERSHIP MEAN?
Every registered member is granted a range of benefits the most important of which is public liability insurance for the full academic year for the activities of snowsports racing, competition and recreational participation.
POLICIES, GOVERNANCE & COMPLIANCE
Like all organisations the SSSA has to comply with current legislation, and even more so given our involvement with school children.
Key SSSA Policies include:-
Child Protection Policy
Health and Safety Policy
Equal Opportunity Policy
Data Protection Policy / Privacy Notice
Code of Conduct Policy (for teachers, volunteers, parents and pupils)
For information on these policies please contact
All schools events are planned and scheduled by the SSSA events committee with support from Snowsport Scotland, but to staff-up events with officials, the SSSA relies completely upon the generous support of willing volunteers.
Volunteers are usually parents, teachers, pupils, ski centre staff, club members and coaches who all kindly give their time to step forward and help at events, by taking on roles such as timers, gate judges, start officials, marshalls etc.
Each event typically requires a team of about 15-20 people to make it safe and slick. There are different roles for Alpine, Freestyle and Nordic events, and all are pretty straightforward.
LOOKING FOR HELPERS
We are always looking for people to join in and help out at events - It can be fun and rewarding and often offers a grandstand view of the action (as well as a free lunch and lift pass).
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET INVOLVED IN THE RUNNING OF SCHOOLS
please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
SPONSORSHIP AND ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES
Every year over a 3000 Scottish school children, parents, coaches, friends and families participate in, or help with the delivery of the SSSA events throughout the year and events results photography and videography reaches a far wider social media audience.
Local and national press regularly print results and articles on events and in addition we issue regular outgoing newsletters to the wider snowsports community keeping them abreast of schools snowsports activity.
This audience is ripe for exposure to your company logos and information and if you would be interested in the exposure to this social group that are involved in this dynamic sporting environment, then we would be interested in hearing from you.
Putting on events costs money and it is always our primary objective to keep entry costs as low as possible, to make it affordable and accessible to school children of all backgrounds. For this reason we require funding support and sponsorship to ensure that we can continue to deliver quality snowsports opportunities to scottish schools at the right prices.
Our sponsorship packages are simple, to the point and designed to give you the maximum exposure we can offer.
Please contact us if you are interested in capitalising on our connections and supporting our activities.