Park City Coach Recognized As Development Coach Of The Year By US Ski & Snowboard
A local Park City coach was giving the development coach of the year award as part of the US Ski & Snowboard Congress.
Each year US Ski & Snowboard recognizes athletes and coaches. Park City Ski and Snowboard coach Ryan Wyble was awarded the development coach of the year award as part of the annual ski and snowboard congress in Park City.
“One coach they recognize across all the disciplines of US Ski & Snowboard. So, it's pretty awesome for me to receive that award because it means a lot amongst that group of all these coaches that I know are all doing a lot of hard work and doing an incredible job with their different programs and athletes.”
Wyble works as the head coach for Park and Pipe, the program is part of PC Ski and Snowboard free ski division. He says with 85 kids in the program he stays very busy. The team travels across North America and even occasionally takes one or two trips to Europe depending on the season.
Wyble described Park City Ski and Snowboard and his program as the home team program for Park City
“A lot of kids that are born and raised in Park City or the surrounding area. We also get kids that end up essentially moving their whole families from other parts of the country or even other countries to come train here because we have such awesome venues. So, we bring up kids from age 10—we have development program that actually starts using younger than that—but kind of 10 or 12 years old all the way up to 25 or even up to the 30-year-old age range depending on the person. Most of the gang that I work with is high school aged. A lot of them are attending the winter school so they have the winter season off from school and are able to train quite a bit and then traveling to five or six or seven events throughout the winter season.”
Wyble thanked all the coaches in the program who work together to develop the athlete’s skills.
“Definitely a team effort from all the Park and Pipe coaches that we have. I appreciate all the work that everybody in our program puts in to help these kids develop as athletes and just as people in general.”