The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 training year. We expect to be able to add a few new members to the team. We’re excited to formally add a GRP Biathlon program in ’15-16. Applications for either the ski or biathlon program will be due by March 30 and decisions will be made by April 15 at the latest.
The Craftsbury Green Racing Project is enjoying another successful year: one USST member, another who earned World Cup starts, three USBiathlon team members, another biathlete at the IBU Cup level, several SuperTour podiums, and strong Eastern Cup results.
The GRP is a program of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, a non-profit organization whose mission is:
1) to support and promote participation and excellence in lifelong sports with a special focus on rowing, running, Nordic skiing and biathlon;
2) to use and teach sustainable practices; and
3) to protect and manage the surrounding land, lake and trails.
In exchange for coaching, travel support, room & board, GRP skiers are asked to take on projects that contribute to work of the Center. GRP projects in the past have included: ski trail mapping and improvements, construction of single-track trails, coaching of youth and junior skiers, outreach to area schools, growing vegetables and raising animals to help provide food for the Dining Hall, organizing events and programs at the Center, design of the GRP website and clothing, blogging and writing articles, helping develop a regional trail system, and working to bring more local food into the Center’s Dining Hall.
If this sounds like work you would enjoy, while taking your skiing and/or biathlon to the next level, then you may be a good fit for the GRP. You can read more about the team at their website: www.greenracingproject.com. The application is available here, and you will find FAQs here – including FAQs about our biathlon program. Any remaining questions may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Athletes applying, or thinking of applying, are encouraged to talk to coach Pepa Miloucheva at one of the late season ski races, contact her at the email@example.com address, or call 802-586-7767 ext 33. Biathletes may address questions to Coach Miro Segrt at GRPBiathlon@craftsbury.com.