JHSC student athletes are benefiting from Mike Syrovatka’s coaching for well over a decade now. With the Club since 2007, Mike offers JHSC student-athletes 35 years of coaching experience that ranges from grass roots to the heights of Olympic competition. CSCF level IV and USSA Level 3 Alpine Coach certifications back all this experience.
It does not matter where or when Mike is coaching; his passion and knowledge have inspired generations of ski racers. Thousands of ski racers have benefited from Mike’s coaching over the past two decades when he is a head coach at Mount Hood Summer Ski Camp.
While at the highest level, over his seven-year tenure with the Canadian National Team Mike coached athletes that achieved many great victories including; 2 World Cup podiums, World Junior Championship and a WJC podium. Mike was also on the coaching staff at the 2002 Olympics and was a Slalom course setter at the 1994 and 1997 World Junior Championships.
When he is not on the snow coaching 10 months of the year, Mike can be found on a windsurfer jamming in 35 mph wind.
Sport Specific Background, Experience, and Roles:
Highest level performance achieved by myself; 1976/77 Europa Cup racing
Highest level of Education; Bachelors degree in Phys. Education equivalent, NY University.
1976-80 - Co-proprietor at Top Sports inc., Bicycle & Ski shop, Montreal. Operating a successful retail store, 6 employees.
1981-88 - Owner of Syrovatka Ski Service Center, Montreal. Wholesale ski tuning & repair.
Clients - Salomon Canada, Austrian Ski Shop. Montana machinery, 2 employees.
1987-88 - Assistant Coach - Juvenile Team Bromont Ski Academy, Bromont Quebec.
1989 - Head Coach of Juvenile team Bromont Ski Academy. Responsible for a program of 5 female, 7 male juveniles. Canadian female Juvenile champion.
1990-91 - Program Director and Head Coach Bromont Ski Academy/Estrie Zone team, directed year-round programs for both genders. In charge of two head coaches and a tutor. Integrated high level sports with strong academic program.
1992-93 - Head Coach Quebec Provincial Ski Team -2 years. Headed a very successful development program in Canada. 5 out of 8 Quebec team athletes moved up to the Canadian Alpine Ski Team.