2018 Team Alaska Coaches Needed

Cross Country Alaska (CCAK) is looking for qualified individuals to fill positions on the coaching staffs for:

  • 2018 Junior National Championships, March 3-10 in Soldier Hollow, Utah
  • 2018 Arctic Winter Games, March 18-24 in South Slave/Hay River of Northwest Territories, Canada

*2018 Inner Mountain Division Youth Championships, February 23-25 in Jackson, Wyoming

*Fielding a team and coaching staff for this event will depend on coach availability, parent involvement availability, and the potential of fielding a team beyond the U14 skiers who attend AWG. This will be analyzed throughout the pre-season and the possibility of fielding a team will be decided by December 15, 2017. If this is of interest to you, please indicate this within the cover letter of your application. CCAK will use this information to determine the feasibility of submitting a U14 team for this event. If you are interested in coaching this team, the deadline to submit an application is November 1.

Team Alaska Coaching Application

Coaching Application – Word Doc

CCAK will first fill the positions of Arctic Winter Games Head Coach. CCAK will then review the applications for the Junior Nationals Team Trip Leader, Junior National Team Head Coach.

Applications for the position of Arctic Winter Games Head Coach will be accepted via email only through midnight September 30. This position will be nominated by the Coach Selection Subcommittee for approval by the Cross Country Competition Committee at the October 17, 2017 meeting.

Applications for the positions of Trip Leader and Head Coach for the Junior Nationals Team will be accepted via email only through midnight October 15. These positions will be nominated by the Coach Selection Subcommittee for approval by the Cross Country Competition Committee and will be announced by November 30.

Applications for the coaching staff positions for Junior Nationals, Arctic Winter Games, and Inner Mountain Division Youth Championships will be accepted via email only through midnight November 1. The coaching staff positions will be nominated by the Coach Selection Subcommittee for approval by the Cross Country Competition Committee and will be announced by November 30.

Applications must be submitted on the CCAK coach application form, and should include a brief cover letter (e-mail cover letter is sufficient) indicating the individual’s interest in coaching Team Alaska. Please be sure to specify your interest as a Junior Nationals coach, an Arctic Winter Games coach or an Inner Mountain Division Youth Championships coach. Indicate preference of the team you’re interested in coaching, and if you are interested in coaching more than one of these teams.

Applications should be submitted electronically, in either PDF or *.doc format. Submissions should be e-mailed to info@crosscountryalaska.org. Candidates will be evaluated by the Coach Selection Subcommittee based upon their experience, knowledge, skill, and ability to work as a part of a team.

Once selected all coaches must purchase a USSA Coaching license, if they do not already possess one, and be subject to the background check that is part of procurement of that license. Travel with the team both to and from the races is required. Exceptions may be made, but need to be confirmed with the head coach, trip leader and CCAK Administrator by December 15, 2017.

The tentative travel dates are as follows:
• Junior Nationals – redeye Friday, March 2 / return the evening of March 11.
• Arc tic Winter Games – To Be Determined
• Inner Mountain Division Youth Championships likely depart on Thursday, February 22 and return on Saturday, February 25.

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