Team Birkie Seeks Head Coach

FasterSkierMarch 25, 2023



The Head Coach is the coaching leader of Team Birkie, and is responsible for identifying, selecting and developing athletes capable of achieving the highest level of national and international success, as well as organizing and administering all aspects of the team, including coaching, camp & event scheduling, supervision of program personnel and budget management. 

This individual is expected to contribute to the achievement of long-term success by developing athletes who meet program goals and team selection standards. Beyond the technical elements, the Head Coach helps set the tone and atmosphere that brings out the best in the athletes and coaching staff in their pursuit of excellence on the ski trails and in life.


This position requires extensive travel. It requires excellent leadership, coaching, training and technical skills, with 4-6 years of professional coaching preferred. It requires strong communication skills, both individually and in groups. The Head Coach must be detail and task oriented, goal driven, and always positive and professional. 



  • 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 aspects 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 with Team Director
  • Work cooperatively with Assistant Coach and Ski Service Coaches
  • Create and Maintain a Team Culture of mutual respect, teamwork, and excellence
  • 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 
  • Demonstrated 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
  • Academic and practical background in metabolic and performance testing
  • Completion of a background screening and SafeSport training.
  • Level 200 USSS Coaches certification, or equivalent


COMPENSATION: Determined by the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

Base salary

$50,000/yr – $75,000/yr


LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN


REPORTS TO: Team Director



Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and references to 



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