Sovereign Lake Nordic Club Seeks XC Coach

FasterSkierMay 17, 2023

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is seeking to fill the position of XC Coach. This is a full-time position and reports directly to the General Manager, who also acts as the XC Race Program Liaison on the Programs Committee (PC).

The XC Coach will also co-lead the XC Race Team Sub-Committee meetings as deemed necessary with Parents and Coaches and will be expected to take a leadership role in monthly meetings of the PC in addition to weekly Management Team meetings when not in conflict with other work duties or races

The primary function of the XC Coach is to oversee all cross-country ski training for athletes aged 13 through post-secondary. The coach will work with the SDP Coach, Biathlon Coach and Adult Program Coach to create a long-term sustainable development model to grow club programming into the future, building on successes and implementing change where required.  

This coach must possess both practical and physical knowledge of modern classic and skate ski techniques, have the ability to ski and train with athletes of all age groups and be a competent roller skier. Strong leadership, collaboration and communication skills are required to implement programming as well as the ability to plan the season effectively for a multi-tiered program. Each coach oversees an annual budget and should have some basic knowledge and understanding of the budgeting process. 

The XC Coach will work alongside the Biathlon Coach. Each will head their respective programs but is expected to co-lead, collaborate, and intertwine the youth racing programs as much as possible.

This position is a departure from the former SLNC club model with an overarching ClubHead Coach. We are building a diverse and strong team of professional staff to guide decision-making forward. SLNC has over 500 participants in Programs from Bunnies to Masters XC Racers. With a long ski season, outstanding grooming and facilities, SLNC is poised to become a racing hub under the right coaching leadership, alongside our team of talented coaching staff.

Our post-secondary programs are growing, having successfully completed our first year of the Post Secondary Sovereign Lake Nordic Development Academy. 

This position will remain open until fulfilled but we are seeking a coach to be installed by mid-summer. Please find the job description below.  

Please submit your resume

Sovereign Lake closing day: May 7, and the last set track here until November. (Photo: Troy Hudson)


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