Job PostingsBoulder Nordic Jr. Team Seeks Head Development Coach, Assistant Coaches

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The Boulder Nordic Junior Race Team

Positions Available: BNJRT Head Development Coach and Assistant Coaches

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Boulder Nordic Junior Race Team (BNJRT) seeks candidates for Head Development Coach and Assistant Coaches. The Head Development Coach will be responsible for overseeing development of younger skiers (U14-U8) and assisting (and collaborating with) the Head Coach for older skiers (U20-U16). Assistant Coaches will primarily coach younger skiers with options to assist on race weekends. We seek coaches that are able to teach classic and freestyle techniques to athletes from 8-19 years old with varied skiing and athletic backgrounds and are able to find creative ways to integrate fun into training.

The Boulder Nordic Junior Racing Team is a Cross Country Ski Team for kids from 8-19 years old in Colorado’s Front Range. There are currently over 50 kids on the team. We provide a positive experience for kids who want to have fun while learning to ski fast. Skiers learn both skate and classical Nordic skiing techniques. Positive attitude and sportsmanship are stressed. Some team members seek high-level competition while others take a recreational approach to the sport and do not compete in races. The race season is centered around 4 race weekends sanctioned by Rocky Mountain Nordic in Colorado and Utah. Over the last two decades, many skiers from our team have competed at the national level.

Our season starts with Fall dryland training in and around Boulder. Older skiers train Mon-Thurs after school and younger skiers train Tues/Thurs. After a Thanksgiving Camp at West Yellowstone, we start our on-snow season at the Eldora Nordic Center, with occasional skiing in Boulder (when snow permits).  Older skiers practice after school Mon – Thurs.  Younger skiers practice Tues/Thurs.  All skiers practice Saturday morning 9-11am.

Job description: BNJRT Head Development Coach

Coaching Responsibilities

  • Responsible for growth and success of BNJRT at the U14, U12, U10, U8 level and assist with growth and development of U16+ skiers
  • Teach classic and freestyle techniques
  • Manage assistant coaches to oversee daily training for athletes
  • Provide race-day athlete support and waxing support
  • Create and disseminate daily, weekly, and yearly training session plans
  • Communicate regularly with coaches, athletes, and parents utilizing electronic and personal forms of communication
  • Attend 6-10 BNJRT board meetings per year and maintain frequent contact with BNJRT Board of Directors.
  • Assist with goal setting before and during the season. Assess progress towards goals
  • Attend ongoing coaching education/training when available.

Required Skills

  • Strong Nordic ski coaching knowledge and skills
  • Ability to teach classic and freestyle techniques to athletes from 8-19 years old with varied skiing and athletic backgrounds
  • Experience with waxing and preparation of skis for kick and glide
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and delegate responsibilities when necessary
  • Clean background check required
  • Ability to find creative ways to integrate fun into your coaching curriculum
  • Ability to work well with racers, parents and other coaches
  • Be responsible, reliable and punctual

Attend team training

  • Winter, on snow, Dec–April:               
  • MondayThursday after school, and Saturday mornings

Attend race weekends, West Yellowstone, and possibly additional camps

  • Spring/Summer, dryland training, May-Aug:
  • U14 – U8: Twice per week, weekday afternoon/evenings
  • U20 – U16: Assist with dryland Mon/Wed after school

Preseason, dryland training, Sep-Nov:

  • U14 – U8: Tues/Thurs after school
  • U20 – U16: Assist with dryland Mon/Wed after school

Desired Skills

  • USSA Level 100 Coaching Certification strongly desired
  • Experience and skill driving 15-passenger van in winter conditions (Clean driving record a bonus)
  • Experience working with school-aged children
  • Experience with Nordic racing

Compensation and benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Continuing education support from the BNJRT
  • Opportunity to organize and/or attend various camps (Bend, Western REG, U16 National Camp, etc.) and expand position

 

Job description: BNJRT Assistant Coach

Coaching Responsibilities

  • Work with other BNJRT coaches to ensure safe, fun, and productive training sessions
  • Teach classic and freestyle techniques
  • Optional: Provide race-day athlete support and waxing support
  • Communicate with coaching staff, athletes, and parents

Required Skills

  • Strong Nordic ski coaching knowledge and skills
  • Ability to teach classic and freestyle techniques to athletes from 8-19 years old with varied skiing and athletic backgrounds
  • Clean background check required
  • Ability to find creative ways to integrate fun into your practice sessions
  • Ability to work well with racers, parents and other coaches
  • Be responsible, reliable and punctual

Attend team training

  • Winter, on snow, Dec–April:
  • MondayThursday after school, and Saturday mornings
  • Option to attend race weekends and training camps as needed
  • Preseason (optional) dryland training, Sep-Nov: Tues/Thurs after school

Desired Skills

  • USSA Level 100 Coaching Certification desired
  • Experience and skill driving 15-passenger van in winter conditions a plus (Clean driving record a bonus)
  • Experience working with school-aged children
  • Experience with Nordic racing
  • Race-day ski waxing experience

Compensation and benefits

  • Pay commensurate with experience
  • Pay is per practice session

Interested applicants please send a resume (PDF attachment) and cover letter (can be the body of the email) to the BNJRT Board of Directors at: bnjrtski@gmail.com The BNJRT BOD will review applicants and conduct interviews in the coming weeks.

About BNJRT: http://www.bnjrt.net/

About Boulder: http://www.bouldercoloradousa.com/

About Eldora Nordic: http://www.eldora.com/nordic.trail.html

The Boulder Nordic Junior Race Team (Courtesy photo)

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