Bumps and rails in the morning, labs and laptops in the afternoon.
Whether it is to compete for the first time or to make regular trips to the podium around the country, the Gould Academy Competition Program for Freestyle, Freeskiing and Freeride has the dedicated coaches and training facilities to help student-athletes achieve their athletic and academic goals.
Mogul skiers and freeride skiers compete as USSA members in regional and national competitions. On the mountain at Sunday River, student-athletes benefit from a dedicated mogul course, a superpipe, and terrain parks, as well as Gould’s own on-mountain headquarters – the Kailey Competition Center.
Year-round training is tailored to each student-athlete and includes his or her off season sport of choice including soccer, field hockey, mountain biking, lacrosse – even road cycling – supplemented with physical conditioning work in the Farnsworth Field House weight room and trampoline room.
Emmet Dorval Hall
Richard/ Gill Norcross
Coach Kimble has been Freestyle/Freeride skiing at Sunday River since the age of 6. After attending the University of Southern Maine, his passion for skiing led him to Lake Tahoe, Calif. where he skied for the Atomic Freeride Team. Coach Kimble moved back to Maine in 2003 to be closer to his family, friends, and home mountain, and has been coaching at Gould ever since. He has earned his ASEP, EMT, USASA Level II, USSA Level II Mogul, USSA Level III Aerials, and ISSA Strength and Conditioning and Youth Fitness certifications. When winter is over you can still find Coach Kimble working with freestyle/freeride athletes in Gould’s fitness and trampoline training facilities, at the Lake Placid or Quebec training complexes, or on the Mount Hood glacier, coaching summer freestyle ski training camps. Mr. Kimble resides in Newry with his wife, Carrie, their son, Caleb, and daughter, Ellyn.
Coach Flynn, a native “Mainer,” started Freeskiing in high school when he developed the first terrain park at his local ski area. He later attended college at the University of Maine in Farmington, where he acquired his bachelors in economics and completed a ski industries certificate program. While attending college he coached with the Gould Academy Weekend Program, produced ski movies, and organized ski events. After exploring events such as the X Games and the SIA Trade Show, he moved to Salt Lake City, where he started coaching full-time and freeriding his way around New England, Colorado, Utah, California, and Montana. He is now happy to be home in Maine where he can train the next generation of competitive freeskiers.