Head Coach required for Foothills Nordic Ski Club

FasterSkierJune 10, 2003


Foothills Nordic Ski Club is Canada’s National Club Champion for both 2002 and 2003. Foothills is located in Calgary Alberta, and has been a development club for 40 years. Our commitment to athlete and coaching development has resulted in many National Team members and Canadian Champions. Our commitment is to excellence in skiing, through excellence in coaching.

Our drive for excellence provides a head coach with a very challenging job, exceptional support, and a strong opportunity for advancement. As Head Coach you will be responsible for 5 distinct development programs and 15 volunteer coaches. This includes lead responsibility for our High Performance group of 20 skiers, and on snow contribution to our Masters Training Group, Youth Training Group, and Racing Rabbit programs.

The job involves travel, long hours during the winter, weekend work, and the joy of dealing with a couple of hundred people who have a passion for skiing! If this prospect excites you we are interested!

Qualifications: FNSC has sponsored and successfully developed our last 2 head coaches through their Level 4 NCCP into National Team assignments. An individual with a desire to develop and advance in a coaching career is more important than specific coaching qualifications. We do require:
– International racing experience;
– Exceptional personal skiing technique
– Strong interpersonal skills;
– An ability to demonstrate either through education or practical experience mastery of training plan development and application of sport science to developing and master skiers.

We offer:
– A club committed to excellence in Nordic skiing through the development of skiers of all ages;
– Motivated, fit, and educated athletes.
– A clear club focus on developing skiers and placing them in National Programs.
– A club full of very experienced volunteers that will support you and assist in your personal development.
– A base salary competitive with National Team coaching salaries, plus performance based bonus of up to 15% of base. Salary is dependent upon experience.

Deadline for application: June 18th , 2003 Interviews and hiring may take place prior to deadline so please apply early. Start Date to be negotiated

Respond to: Bruce Johnson, Racing Director, <bcjohnso@telus.net 4812 Benson Rd NW Calgary, Alberta T2L 1R8


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