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Coach and Service Positions Open for 2012 Junior World / Under-23 Championships

Erzurum, Turkey – February 12 – 27, 2012

The U.S. Ski Team is hiring two coaches and three servicemen to join Trip Leader Bryan Fish (USST) and Head Serviceman Casey Fagerquist (APU / USST) to this year’s championships in Turkey. The positions will be funded by National Nordic Foundation. Each position filled will provide invaluable experience to individual, club, and our developing ski nation. While a goal of the National Team has been to get many coaches experience on these trips, an experienced staff is paramount. All applicants are welcome. The work is hard, and the job is rewarding.

The desired coaching applicant is a team player, and should have prior experience leading and participating in many camps and race trips. European experience is preferable, though not requisite. Applicants should be comfortable, clear, and effective in communicating regularly with athletes age 16 – 22, and be willing to work long days that may include leading team meetings, group activities, transporting athletes, orchestrating training sessions, mentoring athletes, and working with the service staff. Coaching applicants must be licensed USSA Level 100 coaches, and have a valid passport. All coaches on this trip must be able to drive manual transmissions.

The desired ski service applicant is a team player, and should have prior experience participating in many camps and race trips in a ski service capacity. European experience is preferable, though not requisite. Applicants should be comfortable, clear, and effective in communicating regularly with athletes age 16 – 22, and be willing to work long days that will include talking with athletes about ski selection, testing skis flexes, grinds, and waxes, with both servicemen and athletes. Additional duties include managing the wax room, assisting athletes in preparing training skis during the pre-camp, and for the training sessions that follow each daily race. Ski service applicants must be licensed USSA Level 100 coaches, and have a valid passport. All staff on this trip must be able to drive manual transmissions.

Competition schedule

Feb 20: Junior Sprint F

Feb 21: U23 Sprint F

Feb 22: Junior 5/10 C

Feb 23: U23 10/15 C

Feb 24: Junior 5/5 and 10/10 Skiathlon

Feb 25: U23 7.5/7.5 and 15/15 Skiathlon

Feb 26:Junior Relays

Applications should send a brief cover letter and resume to Matt Whitcomb (mwhitcomb@ussa.org) by October 30. Questions about the trip are welcome. The staff will be selected by November 1. Trip details will be finalized and posted during November.

Coach and Service Positions Open for 2012 J1 Scandinavian Trip

Mammaste, Estonia – Feb 14 – 28, 2012

The U.S. Ski Team and National Nordic Foundation are hiring one coach and one servicemen to join Head Coach Kate Barton (BMA) to this year’s championships in Estonia. The positions will be funded by National Nordic Foundation. Each position filled will provide invaluable experience to individual, club, and our developing ski nation. All applicants are welcome. The work is hard, and the job is rewarding.

The desired coaching applicant is a team player, and should have prior experience leading and participating in many camps and race trips. European experience is preferable, though not requisite. Applicants should be comfortable, clear, and effective in communicating regularly with athletes age 15-17, and be willing to work long days that may include leading team meetings, group activities, transporting athletes, orchestrating training sessions, mentoring athletes, and working with the ski serviceman as needed. Coaching applicants must be licensed USSA Level 100 coaches, and have a valid passport. All coaches on this trip must be able to drive manual transmissions.

The desired ski service applicant is a team player, and should have prior experience participating in many camps and race trips in a ski service capacity. European experience is preferable, though not requisite. Applicants should be comfortable, clear, and effective in communicating regularly with athletes age 15 – 17, and be willing to work long days that will include talking with athletes about ski selection, testing skis flexes, grinds, and waxes, with both the serviceman and athletes. Additional duties include managing the wax room, assisting athletes in preparing training skis, and helping the coaches in various race and training day duties. Ski service applicants must be licensed USSA Level 100 coaches, and have a valid passport. All staff on this trip must be able to drive manual transmissions.

Competition schedule

Feb 24: Sprint F

Feb 25: 5/10 C

Feb 26: C-F-F Relays

Applications should send a brief cover letter and resume to Matt Whitcomb (mwhitcomb@ussa.org) by October 30. Questions about the trip are welcome. The staff will be selected by November 1. Trip details will be finalized and posted during November.

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