National Team Camp Coach Experience Opportunity

Do you have a desire to pursue coaching at a higher level and want to know more about what goes on at the national level with Australia’s best XC athletes? This is your chance!

Ski & Snowboard Australia is pleased to announce an assistant coaching opportunity for a recently trained cross country ski coach looking to gain high level coaching experience. In June and July national team camps are being held and one lucky coach will be given the opportunity to attend one of the following camps as an observer and an assistant coach.

National Team Testing Camp, June 19-21, Australian Institute of Sport, ACT

Coaching would be alongside AUS XC head coach Finn Marsland, working with athletes from the World Cup and Continental Cup teams. The coach would get to observe national team physiological testing protocols, assist with running of the tests and be involved with interpretation of test data with the head coach and athletes. Accommodation and meals at the AIS would be provided for 3 days, plus partial reimbursement of travel money.

Australian Junior / U23 On-snow Camp, July 6-11 (first 3 days only 6-8th), Falls Creek, VIC

Working alongside national team coaches with athletes from Junior/U23 teams. The coach would get to observe national team training methods, assist with technique analysis and management of training sessions, and be involved in daily interaction with team coaches and athletes. Accommodation and meals would be provided for 3 days at the YMCA Howman’s Gap. Plus partial reimbursement of travel money.

The funding for these coach education opportunities has been kindly donated by the Australian Nordic Ski Foundation.

Eligible applicants are any person who has attended a cross country Coach Level 1 or 2 since 2011.

EOIs should be no longer than one page and outline: level of qualification (coach courses attended); coaching experience; which camp they would like to attend; and coaching goals. Responses to the following questions should also be included: Why would you like to attend the camp? What do you hope to gain from attending the chosen camp? Each applicant will be assessed by the SAXC Coach Education sub-committee and the successful applicant will be the one judged most likely to continue to contribute to cross country skiing in Australia through their coaching. The successful applicant will be notified by Friday 13th June.

Expressions of interest need to be emailed to the National Coaching Director by Monday 9th June.

For more information contact:

Allison McArdle

National Coaching Director


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