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HEAD NORDIC SKIING COACH
Essex High School Athletic Office-Essex Westford School District Essex Jct, Vermont
Our Essex High School is searching for a head nordic skiing coach for their winter 2019-20 season. We are looking for committed individuals who will be able to coach nordic skiing in a fun, competitive, safe and sportsmanlike manner. A minimum of two years of competitive nordic skiing experience (or equivalent) required. Experience working with high school students preferred. Position pays $4,412 for the season.
All coaches must be at least 18 years of age or a high school graduate at the commencement of the sport season for which the person has been appointed to coach. Candidates must also meet the certification and training requirements of the VPA, which requires certification in Sports First Aid and Fundamentals in Coaching within one year of hire. Acceptable certifications include ASEP (American Sport Education Program) certification or NFHS (National Federation of High Schools). For more information about certification, please visit www.asep.com or www.nfhs.org.
The VPA also requires coaches to complete the NFHS elective course entitled, “CONCUSSION IN SPORTS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.” This is an online course that can be found at www.nfhslearn.com, and it is free of charge. All coaches must complete this 20 minute course before they can coach at the high school level in Vermont.
For additional information about job responsibilities and qualification requirements, please Click Here for a copy of the job description.
Interested candidates should contact Jeff Goodrich, Athletic Director, at [email protected] or call 857-7012. Applications also accepted electronically through schoolspring.
Position Type: After school/Evening Positions Available: 1
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At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
High School/Trade School degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
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Stowe Nordic is looking for an energetic head coach to lead its BKL Youth Nordic Ski Program. The right candidate should be a competent skier (not necessary to be expert) who would love working with kids of all ages, teaching them skills, playing games, and instilling a love for the sport. Head coach responsibilities include planning weekly games, skills, activities and ski tours, as well as organizing parent volunteers. Good communication and organizational skills are also required since frequent communications are required with parents, volunteers, and the outdoor center.
The ski program serves kids from kindergarten to eighth grade from Stowe, Waterbury, Morrisville and other surrounding towns. It runs from 3:15 to 4:30 on Tuesday afternoons from mid-December to mid-March, except for on school vacation days. Program location is at the Trapp Family Lodge touring center. The coach’s responsibilities also include pre-season program organization and recruiting of participants.
Applicants should provide a summary of relevant experience as well as why you feel you would be a good choice for this position.
For questions or to apply for the position, contact:
Peoples Academy – Lamoille South Unified Union – Morrisville VT
In our region of the Green Mountains we have the best of what Vermont offers including mountain and lake activities, beautiful Vermont villages and towns bursting with commerce. The Elmore-Morristown Unified Union School District is a small, rural school district that is influenced by a village providing 12 months of robust activity. Historically, the community has supported our school so that the children will benefit from a broad array of opportunities. Our students receive a vigorous academic education while, at the same time they are expected to dedicate themselves to service and socializing activities. For much more information, please find our websites at www.morrisville.org.
The Amherst Nordic Ski Team is looking for an awesome someone to head up its coaching team. This is a great opportunity to join an established and successful program in a beautiful part of the state. Current co-head coaches, Nat Woodruff and Steve Bruner, will continue to be involved with the program, and will either help ease you into the head coaching position or simply get out of your way.
Dryland training begins the Monday after the Thanksgiving break. There is a team trip to Craftsbury slated for December 21-23. The State meet is scheduled for February 25, 2020.
If you’re an enthusiastic and creative person, who has a decent grasp of skate and classic technique (you needn’t be an expert or boast an accomplished racing history), then we’d like to hear from you.
Questions? Contact Steve at (413)835-0055 or [email protected] (please include “Nordic Coach” in the subject line)
Mt. Blue Regional School District – Farmington, ME
MT. BLUE HIGH SCHOOL -NORDIC SKIING COACHES Head Coach Assistant Coach
Mt. Blue Regional School District has a long and very successful ski history that includes conference and Class A State Championships. Titcomb Mountain Ski Area, located in Farmington, is an amazing resource for our teams and our programs enjoy incredible community support.
Interested persons should send a letter of intent, non-teaching application, current resume, 3 signed letters of reference and copy of Criminal History Record Check (CHRC) to Chad Brackett, Mt. Blue High School, 129 Seamon Road, Farmington, ME 04938.
Position will close when a suitable candidate is found.
CRAFTSBURY seeks SKI STAFF for 2020 WINTER
Craftsbury Common, VT
The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is seeking an experienced instructor/shop employee to work in the Nordic Center for the 2018-2019 winter season. The position, which starts in mid-November and runs through the end of March, is scheduled for 30-40 hours per week and requires availability on weekends.
Qualified candidates must: – have teaching experience in both skate and classic techniques – be capable of successfully instructing intermediate to advanced Nordic skiers
– work well as a team member in a fast-paced shop that caters to diverse needs
– be highly familiar with current Nordic equipment and its maintenance – have great customer service skills – have excellent communication skills – be able to maintain good cheer in all weather conditions
The ideal candidate will also: – have experience Nordic ski racing – have a love for Nordic skiing and an eagerness to share it – possess a desire to be a life-long student of the sport
This job presents a wonderful opportunity for an experienced skier/instructor who loves the outdoors and wants to join a supportive staff and community New England’s premier Nordic Center.
Pay commensurate with experience. All Outdoor Center employees receive a meal with each shift and free access to the trails and gym. Applicants should email a resume and short letter of interest to [email protected] as soon as possible.
HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT COACH LOCATION: YORK, MAINE EMPLOYMENT TYPE: PART-TIME/SEASONAL COACH
The Assistant High School Ski Coach is responsible for co-developing and supporting the head coach in growing a small “grass-roots” nordic ski team. Interested candidates should have a background in cross-country ski racing and coaching, enthusiasm for working with high school athletes and introducing new racers to the sport.
Passion for skiing and teaching. Enthusiastic. Flexibility to training on dryland and on-snow. Excitement in helping to develop/play a key role in “grass-roots” ski program. CPR/AED (prior to season start) and basic First Aid. US Ski and Snowboard Association and/or NENSA and/or PSIA Coaching Certifications preferred. A background check is required of qualified candidates.
LOCATION: YORK, MAINE EMPLOYMENT TYPE: PART-TIME/SEASONAL COACH
Why Work Here? Flexible hours, fun, teach children, mission driven work, build community by promoting outdoor sports.
The Middle School Ski Coach is responsible for coaching a dynamic, fun, and vibrant middle school nordic ski team. Interested candidates should have a background in cross-country ski racing and coaching, enthusiasm for working with middle school athletes and introducing new racers to the sport.
Passion for skiing and teaching. Enthusiastic. Flexibility to train on dryland and on-snow. Excitement in helping to continue to grow, develop and play a key role in a cross-country ski program. CPR/AED (prior to season start) and basic First Aid. US Ski and Snowboard Association and/or NENSA and/or PSIA Coaching Certifications preferred. A background check is required of qualified candidates.
CSU Juniors Nordic Ski Team is a youth athletic organization that serves high school aged athletes who have a passion for cross-country ski racing and can commit to year-round training. Located in the Boston metropolitan area in eastern Massachusetts, the team has roughly 40 skiers of a range of athletic abilities. Some are vying to make their high school varsity teams and some can win medals on national podiums. CSU Jr skiers have gone on to ski for USCSA Division III schools, NCAA Division I schools, the US Ski Team, and a lifetime of recreational skiing. This program is a fundamental stepping stone for those later successes.
CSU offers year-round, structured training: six days a week of coached practices, several week-long training camps during school vacations, and several long-weekend training camps. Up to this point, the club has been 100% volunteer-driven, including the coaching. The athletes attend public or private school in the area and race for their school teams where applicable. During the winter, the CSU Junior team attends the four weekends of Eastern Cup races, Senior Nationals, any regional Supertours, the Massachusetts State Qualifier race, and national or regional championship races as applicable (Junior Nationals, U16 Championships, and Eastern High School Championships).
CSU Juniors is the youth skiing division of a larger non-profit sports organization, Cambridge Sports Union, which is incorporated in Cambridge, MA. The CSU Juniors Advisory Board sets policies and oversees the general direction of this skiing section of the club.
Position: Assistant Coach to CSU Juniors
Employer: Cambridge Sports Union
Reports to: Alex Jospe, head coach CSU Juniors
Employee period: May 2019 – Mid-March 2020, weeknights, weekends, and several week-long
Benefits: Continuing education and US Ski and Snowboard Licensing
Access to the vast professional network of CSU parents and alumni
Season’s ski pass to Leo J. Martin Ski Track
Travel and expenses for all coach-related duties
CSU Juniors is hiring an assistant coach, to work under head coach. The assistant coach will also work with qualified volunteer and parent coaches. Because of the large size of this team, the coach will rarely be working alone.
This is a part-time position, salary depends on experience. All travel expenses for coaching-related duties are covered.
Job duties include:
– Presence at weekly practices
– Coaching 4-6 weekly practices, generally from 5-7pm during the week
– Working enthusiastically with beginner skiers as well as the fastest skiers
– Facilitating practice scheduling with head coach and volunteer coaches
– Moderate amount of traveling on non-race weekends
– Training planning
– Oversee at least five athletes’ training logs
– Work with head coach to refine and adjust training plans
– Attendance at all three week-long CSU training camps:
– CSU Summer Camp, Winchendon MA (July 7-13)
– Mont Sainte Anne Training Week, Beaupre, Quebec (December 25-31)
Casper Mountain Biathlon and Nordic Club is seeking a dedicated Nordic Coach to lead the U8-U20 junior Nordic competition program. We are looking for a dynamic individual to motivate, educate, and provide direction to athletes/members of the CMBC Biathlon and Nordic Program.
Applicant must have practical knowledge of current cross-country techniques and training methods. Must have proficiency with wax selection and application, an aptitude for equipment repair and selection, working knowledge of video equipment, and some basic computer skills. Good communication skills a must. Current USSA coaching license, biathlon experience a plus but not required.
• Contribute to a positive and motivating environment to foster a lifelong love for the sport of Nordic skiing.
Work to support the vision, mission and philosophy of CMBC
Instruct athletes training in Year Round and Winter U8-U20 competition
Help design schedules and training programs
Assist Director with organization and execution of CMBC races
Support staff and racers at local races
Attend various staff/program meetings
Conduct team meetings, communicate via text, phone and email to athletes
and parents regarding training plans/schedules
Conduct Athlete Performance testing
Help develop program information and promotional materials
Assist Admin by updating website calendar and social media with program
related schedules and information. • Drive team van for daily practice and race/camp travel
• Assist with CMBC fundraising and outreach events • Assist with Masters and Development programs during Summer and Fall
(training center operations and maintenance work may be used to fill in hour
shortages in Nordic program duties during the summer and fall.)
• Help to maintain the integrity of the CMBC Nordic/Biathlon as well as other programs and activities of CMBC.
• 3 or more years of coaching experience preferred
Biathlon experience a plus
Driver’s license – clean record
• Minimum Level 1 US Ski and Snowboard Cross Country Certification Position: Part Time 20-25 hours per week. June – Nov
25-30 hours per week. Dec. – April Wage negotiable based on experience