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Coach and Service Positions Open for 2012 Junior World / Under-23 Championships

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Erzurum, Turkey – February 12 – 27, 2012

The U.S. Ski Team is hiring two coaches and three servicemen to join Trip Leader Bryan Fish (USST) and Head
Serviceman Casey Fagerquist (APU / USST) to this year's championships in Turkey. The positions will be funded
by National Nordic Foundation. Each position filled will provide invaluable experience to individual, club, and
our developing ski nation. While a goal of the National Team has been to get many coaches experience on
these trips, an experienced staff is paramount. All applicants are welcome. The work is hard, and the job is
rewarding.

The desired coaching applicant is a team player, and should have prior experience leading and participating in
many camps and race trips. European experience is preferable, though not requisite. Applicants should be
comfortable, clear, and effective in communicating regularly with athletes age 16 – 22, and be willing to work
long days that may include leading team meetings, group activities, transporting athletes, orchestrating
training sessions, mentoring athletes, and working with the service staff. Coaching applicants must be licensed
USSA Level 100 coaches, and have a valid passport. All coaches on this trip must be able to drive manual
transmissions.

The desired ski service applicant is a team player, and should have prior experience participating in many
camps and race trips in a ski service capacity. European experience is preferable, though not requisite.
Applicants should be comfortable, clear, and effective in communicating regularly with athletes age 16 – 22,
and be willing to work long days that will include talking with athletes about ski selection, testing skis flexes,
grinds, and waxes, with both servicemen and athletes. Additional duties include managing the wax room,
assisting athletes in preparing training skis during the pre-camp, and for the training sessions that follow each
daily race. Ski service applicants must be licensed USSA Level 100 coaches, and have a valid passport. All staff
on this trip must be able to drive manual transmissions.

Competition schedule
Feb 20: Junior Sprint F
Feb 21: U23 Sprint F
Feb 22: Junior 5/10 C
Feb 23: U23 10/15 C
Feb 24: Junior 5/5 and 10/10 Skiathon
Feb 25: U23 7.5/7.5 and 15/15 Skiathlon
Feb 26: Junior Relays

Applications should send a brief cover letter and resume to Matt Whitcomb (mwhitcomb@ussa.org) by
October 30. Questions about the trip are welcome. The staff will be selected by November 1. Trip details
will be finalized and posted during November.

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