Central Regional High Performance Team Seeks Head Coach

FasterSkierMarch 10, 2020
The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF), Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC),  and the Loppet Foundation are working in cooperation with the intent of creating a regional high performance team based out of The Trailhead, at Theodore Wirth Park, in Minneapolis. 
Primary Directive 

The Head Coach will be responsible for organizing and administering all aspects of the team, including: coaching, camp & event scheduling, supervision of program personnel and budget management, in order to achieve podium performances at the national and international level.  

Essential Duties
  • Plan, coordinate and monitor the training, race preparation and competition of team athletes. 
  • Create and monitor individualized training plans for all team athletes. 
  • Collaborate thoroughly with the technical pieces of the sport, including ski selection, ski preparation and staff scheduling. 
  • Ensure long-term vision and periodization of training and racing to optimize athlete development and performance. 
  • Schedule, administer and manage all training camps and competition trips.
  • Manage budget and work cooperatively on team sponsorship and fundraising
  • Be a leader and resource for junior coaches and athletes in the Central region
  • Demonstrated successful coaching experience
  • Demonstrated ability to create a strong team environment 
  • Demonstrate ability to address the emotional and psychological challenges that athletes experience
  • Proven success leading teams of athletes to the highest level of success in their sport. 
  • Proven ability to inspire and mentor athletes
  • Thorough understanding of the scientific basis of training and peaking for performance with a demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge. 
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher level of education is preferable. 
  • Academic and practical background in metabolic and performance testing
  • Completion of a background screening and SafeSport training.
  • Level 200 USSA Coaches certification, or equivalent
Salary Range
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate. 

Send cover letter, resume, and references to hpteam@cxcskiing.org by March 22, 2020


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