Aerials Development


National Team Coaching Contacts

Emily Cook:


Elite Aerial Development Program


  • Thomas Coe
  • Tyra Izor
  • Elle Gaudette


  • James Meikle
  • Justin Schoenefeld
  • Michael lillis
  • Megan Smallhouse
  • Dani Loeb
  • Kate Telles
  • Cole Kozlowski
  • Michael Kennedy
  • Quinn Dehlinger
  • Karenna Elliot
  • Kayla Kuhn
  • Katie Swartvagher

Summer Aerial Tryout Camps

The Elite Aerial Development Program (EADP) is based in Lake Placid, NY and run by head EADP coach Jaroslav (Jari) Novak ( and assisted by Jack Boyczuk (

Up to 12 EADP athletes receive, from the Olympic Training Center (OTC), complimentary year round housing, meals, transportation and facility use including a fully staffed sports medicine clinic, weight room, trampoline gym, water ramp facility and winter aerials site.  In 2017 a fee of $1600/athlete (EAST) $2050 (West) includes year round coaching with 24-hr supervision, trip planning, etc.. High School comes at an additional cost.

Ages of participants range from 14 to 19 years old. About half of the group competes throughout North America on the Nor-Am Tour covering their own winter competition expenses including travel & lodging. The less experienced half of the group jumps in Lake Placid for most of the winter with a focus more on training than competing. This allows them to save money by utilizing the OTC's resources year-round while being able to train more than is typically possible on the Nor-Am Tour. At the end of every winter, the list of the twelve athletes in the EADP is evaluated and potentially changed before a new group is named April 1. Athletes not meeting their obligations will be removed to make room for more dedicated athletes. Athletes who excel in the EADP will eventually move upward to a domestic program or the national team.


U.S. Ski Team Tryout Camp media

Every summer the U.S. Ski Team hosts two tryout camps for aerial skiing at a nominal cost to participants.

2017 Talent I.D. Camp Information

2017 Lake Placid Aerial Trout Camp Information
2017 Lake Placid Aerial Tryout Camp Registration

Camp Schedule


2017 UOP Tryout Camp

This summer FLY is offering a week long training camp at a discounted rate of $250 (regular cost $650) for athletes with skills in one or more of the following sports: gymnastics, trampoline, power tumbling, or diving. We are looking for acrobats between the ages of 13-19 with Olympic dreams and a strong desire to compete. No prior ski experience is necessary, but it is a plus! Camp dates are June 29- July 3. For more information or to sign up contact Jana Johnson at

Conditioning Information
To be considered for invitation, athletes will need to provide some details about their experience in other sports and briefly explain why they would like to try the sport of freestyle aerial skiing. Athletes who excel at the Talent ID camps have a chance to be named to the Elite Aerial Development Program (EADP). Forms need to be filled out and submitted with recruitment registration.
Trampoline Routines
Physical Conditioning 



Freestyle Skiing/Freeskiing Water Ramp Programs

Following are programs that offer coaching year-round for freestyle skiing (moguls and aerials) and freeskiing (big air, slopestyle, halfpipe). There is water ramping in the summer for skiers and snowboarders who want to safely learn tricks before performing them in the winter and winter sites that are designed to provide the safest atmosphere for jumping on snow.

Utah Olympic Park
Park City, UT 
Jana Johnson:

Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA)
Lake Placid, NY

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club
Steamboat Springs, CO




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