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Junior/U23 Cross Country World Ski Championships Criteria

Junior/U23 Cross Country World Ski Championships Criteria

Coach and Service Positions Open for 2021 Junior World / Under-23 Championships 

The 2021 FIS Nordic Junior/U23 Cross-Country World Ski Championships take place February 1-7, 2021 in Zakopane, Poland.

The U.S. Ski Team is seeking one coach and five service persons to join Trip Leaders Kate Barton (USST) and Bryan Fish (USST) to this year’s championships in Poland. The positions will be funded by the National Nordic Foundation. Each position filled will provide invaluable experience to individuals, clubs, and our developing ski nation. While the goal of the National Team has been to get diverse coach participation on these trips, experienced staff is paramount. All applicants are welcome. The work is hard and the job is rewarding. 

The desired 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 team meetings, group activities, transporting athletes, orchestrating training sessions, mentoring athletes, and working in cooperation with all service staff. All applicants must be licensed U.S. Ski & Snowboard coaches with a minimum Level 100 coaches’ certification. Applicants must have a valid passport that has at least six months of validity after the final day of trip travel. All coaches on this trip must be able to drive manual transmissions. 

NOTE: Due to current restriction with COVID 19 it is likely that USA athletes and support staff will only be able to enter the EU this winter for competition by securing a D Visa from a European consulate in the U.S. before travel. It is important to recognize that for your passport to be considered for entrance to Europe, it must be valid for 6 months after the last possible day you would be in Europe, and it must have open pages in both the Visa section and the Endorsement section (back of the passport). If your passport does not meet these standards, you should submit it for renewal with the State Department immediately because wait times at US passport centers are uncertain and lengthy. If we need to acquire D visas for our coaches to enter Europe, there will not be time to also renew a passport, so please check that you are organized now. Applications for the positions below are due no later than September 1, 2020 and staff will be selected by September 21, 2020.

Competition Schedule and Events: SPR CL, FR INT, CL MST, RELAY (Jr) 

Pre-Camp January 22 – 30 – Ramsau, Austria 

Competition February 1-7 – Zakopane, Poland 

Applications should send a brief cover letter and resume to Kate Barton by September 1, 2020. Questions about the trip are welcome. The staff will be selected by September 21, 2020. 

Trip Leaders: Kate Barton and Bryan Fish (U.S. Ski & Snowboard)

For Junior/U23 Cross Country World Ski Championships Qualification Criteria, please refer to the Resources section.