Soldier Hollow is seeking to hire a full-time Head Coach to oversee Team Soldier Hollow, which is a club program serving youth skiers in Midway & Heber Valley, Utah. Team Soldier Hollow is based out of the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Nordic Venue and consists of 4 different levels of youth programs from the entry level Little Vikings, to Speed Demons, Devo and Comp Teams.
The position involves overseeing the overall skiing program, instruction & support of coaches at all levels, offering year-round coaching and support to all Comp Team athletes, including making training plans, and practices 4-6 days week. Additionally the position involves organizing and leading a few training camp trips in the summer/fall, as well as all Junior National qualifiers trips around the IMD USSA region.
- Conduct safe, fun and developmentally appropriate practices for Teams.
- Write and execute training plans for the Comp/Devo Team athletes.
- Work with and manage parent volunteers and assistant coaches who will assist in practices and at races.
- Communicate effectively with athletes and families by email, phone and via website regarding schedule and upcoming events.
- Regularly promote program events/success via social media & local press.
- Attend out of town races and overnight trips with the Comp/Devo Teams.
- Assist in hosting events at Soldier Hollow year-round, and other supportive roles that won’t interfere with primary coaching responsibilities.
- Assist in Team Soldier Hollow fundraisers over the course of the season.
- Manage biathlon programs, including introducing youth skiers to the sport, with the help of experienced biathlon volunteers.
- Provide support for Adaptive Nordic events and experiences.
Ideal candidate will have junior & collegiate (or better) ski racing experience. Previous coaching experience & some Biathlon experience is desired but not required. USSA coaches license & Level 100 coaches certification is required before the start of the ski season.
Please contact Soldier Hollow Sport Programs Director, Scott Peterson for any questions or more information at 435-640-3084 or email@example.com
Audrey Mangan (@audreymangan) is an Associate Editor at FasterSkier and lives in Colorado. She learned to love skiing at home in Western New York.