The Far West Nordic “Farm Team”, an Olympic Development Senior Team based in Lake Tahoe, California, is seeking to fill 6 positions on its roster for 2012-2013. Still in its infancy, (this will be its third season), the Farm Team has helped foster skiers to great results. We aim to continue this trend. The Farm Team is a grassroots development program which concentrates on athlete results and commitment, community involvement, and junior development. We are looking to attract athletes with a similar focus. And, with the US Distance Nationals/SuperTour Finals, aka.,”Spring Series” being hosted by Far West in April 2013, you could have the home court advantage!
For those of you who missed Junior Nationals in Far West in 2005 and 2009, Lake Tahoe is legendary for its above-average snowfall yet seemingly cloudless days. It also has 5 outstanding Nordic resorts/venues within the Tahoe Basin and a top-quality Nordic racing scene. Oh, and the Summer time is pretty sweet here too, with two beautiful lakes and endless backcountry terrain to run, swim, and bike in.
For interested athletes, the Farm Team has available; a top tier coaching staff, world class training venues, race/trip support, and team uniforms. Far West Nordic is currently able to offer a small travel stipend for each of the 6 Farm Team athletes. More financial assistance will depend upon each athlete’s involvement to/with fundraising. Each Farm Team athlete is expected to sign and adhere to an Athlete Contract committing to; results, community involvement/fundraising, junior development, and personal integrity.
All transportation, housing, and employment is the responsibility of each team member but help with any of these items will be provided.
If you are interested in being part of the Far West Farm Team, please send a one paragraph bio and your ski resume to Ben Grasseschi at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline is September 21, 2012 and the Team will be named October 1, 2012. Contract period is from 1 October, 2012 to April 30, 2013.
*All previous Farm Team members will need to re-apply to be considered.
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