Job Announcement

Join Our Winning Team ! We are looking for an Assistant Alpine Race Coach

Assistant Ski Coach 

The Sparta High School Ski Team seeks a highly qualified Assistant Coach for the Girls’ and Boys’ Alpine Race programs for the winter season of 2022-23.

The Assistant Coach will be responsible for supporting the Head Coach in all aspects of the program, have Alpine skiing experience with both Slalom and Giant Slalom techniques, assist with dry land and on-snow ski training, and attend all daily practices and competitions. Seasonal practices run from December through February. Dryland practices are generally held in December, Monday through Friday, from 2:45-4:30 pm and mountain practices the months of January and February from 2:45-8 pm mountain practices. Races are held 1 to 2 times a week in January and February. Weekends and the winter holiday break are days off. An occasional weekend and midweek full day will be required for practices, races, trips, and championships. 

Ideal candidates should have an outgoing and enthusiastic coaching persona, enjoy working with high school-age students, and demonstrate a willingness to learn new coaching and training techniques. They will also be comfortable modeling the philosophies and values associated with the program, building positive relationships with a roster of roughly 20 to 30 girls and boys from grades 9-12, and supporting with race-day management in a professional manner. They will also be organized, dependable, punctual, strong communicators, and actively maintain a positive environment that is appropriate and safe - physically, psychologically, and emotionally - for all involved.

The ideal assistant will possess solid skiing skills and the desire to help our racers achieve their maximum potential. Come join the fun and help our racers reach their goals!

This is a part-time, seasonal, salaried position. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Advanced Skier
  • 60 College Credits
  • A background check and approval by the Sparta School Board are required
  • First Aid & CPR Certification 

PREFERRED:

  • USSA Alpine Coach Certification
  • PSIA Certification
  • Prior Alpine Coach experience
  • Club Race Experience
  • NSP Certification

If you are interested in being part of a great high school team, please contact Coach Calafati at coach@SpartaSki.com