This winter the J1 Scando Cup Championships will take place in Otepaa, Estonia on February 1-3. Coaches who wish to attend should have experience coaching and managing young athletes, an in-depth knowledge of waxing, a great attitude and a willingness to do whatever it takes to make this a great trip for the athletes. The trip will be lead by Sun Valley coach Abi Holt. Officially, there are two specific positions to fill (Assistant Trip Leader and Head Wax Tech); unofficially, we'll all be herding kids and waxing together until the job gets done. The Assistant Trip Leader position is a two-year opportunity that will train the coach to become the Trip Leader for the following winter. If interested in either position, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 25th. The staff will be selected by November 1st.
Selection criteria for athletes are posted at www.ussa.org – go to cross country, selection criteria.
Rough Trip Dates: Jan 25 — Feb 11th, 2008. The likelihood exists that this J1 team will train for an additional week after the championships to cheer on the US Ski Team in two World Cup races in Otepaa on February 9th and 10th!