Coaching Staff

Emma Sheers – Coaching Director

Emma Sheers Oz Ski ResortWith over 90 professional victories Emma is one of the most successful athletes in the history of the sport. Twice named IWSF Athlete of the year Emma is a multiple winner of every major water ski, title including 2 World Slalom Championships and 2 World Jump Championships along with five World Records.

After an amazing 20 years as a pro skier Emma brings an immense amount of knowledge to her role as coaching Director at Oz Ski Resort.

Her coaching philosophy is based on using fundamentals to build a skier who can ski safely and well in all water conditions and enjoy the sport injury free. Emma has coached numerous National and World Champions.

Emma SheersCareer Highlights

  • 2 time World Slalom Champion
  • 2 time World Jump Champion
  • 2 time World Junior Jump Champion
  • 2 time IWSF Athlete of the year
  • 5 time World Record Holder
  • Former World Championship Record holder, slalom (12 years), and Jump
  • 15 time Moomba Masters Champion
  • 7 time Masters Champion
  • Former Australian Record Holder Slalom and Jump
  • Finalist Australian Female Athlete of the year
  • Queensland Sport Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Sunshine Coast Hall of Fame Inductee

Rick Habermann oz ski resortRick Habermann- slalom coach

Rick’s coaching philosophy is based on building a complete athlete, setting up skis to suit their style and creating a strong, balanced and fearless competitor.

Rick has been coaching for twenty years. 

His career highlights include coaching Emma to the following:

  • two World Slalom titles
  • Ranked number 1 in the world
  • World Championship record holder (for 12 years)
  • Moomba Masters record holder
  • US Masters record holder
  • Three US Masters slalom titles
  • Five Moomba slalom titles
  •  Thirty Pro slalom titles

Since starting Oz Ski Resort in 2013 Rick has coached

  • 25 Australian National Champions
  • Three different students have broken eight national slalom records
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