Here’s Your Chance to Be a Race Team Coach!

Ski Beech is looking to hire 2 to 3 new race team coaches.

Team Beech Ski and Snowboard Team is looking forward to another great season of racing in the High Country Junior Race Series. The junior race team at Ski Beech won the 2008 Championship and they are gearing up for what should be another good season of skiing and snowboarding.

I was speaking with head coach, Dan Thompson the other day and he told me that they were needing to hire two to three race team coaches and they were having a little trouble getting the word out. So this one’s for you Dan!

If you are interested in working with a great group of 7-12 year old ski and snowboarding enthusiasts AND you want to get paid for your efforts, the SKI BEECH RACE TEAM IS LOOKING FOR YOU!!!!

"We’d love to have someone with some race experience or any kind of PSIA or USSA coaching background, but we’re flexible so if we can find a couple of really good skiers who are good at working with kids, we’d love to talk with them.", says Dan Thompson.

From what Dan was telling me, the position would require that coaches meet up at Ski Beech on Saturdays at 8am and coach until about 4:30pm. Some Sundays might come into play, but again the head coach says that they could be flexible. Pay is dependent on experience – but if any of you guys and gals are interested in doing some coaching, contact Dan Thompson at 919-489-3015 or email him at [email protected]

Dan was telling me that they will be hosting former US Ski Team member, Alex Krebs in February as she will be teaching a USSA coaches clinic at Ski Beech.

Team Beech (Beech Mountain Ski/Snowboard Team) is a 501-C non-profit corporation that started up in 1991 to provide the North Carolina High Country with educational and charitable activities in alpine ski racing and snowboarding.

Team Beech goal is to make it possible for every interested young athlete, regardless of economic background, to take advantage of the programs offered by its competitive ski and snowboard teams.

Team Beech strives to:

– assist participants to progress athletically, socially, and educationally;- strengthen athletes’ self esteem;
– encourage respect for others; and
– promote good sportsmanship.

Athletes are prepared for local, regional, and national events through BMSEF’s affiliation with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and the Southern Alpine  Racing Association (SARA).

In order to achieve its goals, BMSEF relies on fundraising efforts, community assistance, and volunteers.

So CALLING ON SKINC-ers who might be interested in coaching on the Ski Beech Race Team. Call Dan Thompson at 919-489-3015 or email him at [email protected] and tell them that you saw their ad on!

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