US Biathlon

  Bogus Basin Nordic Team (BBNT) in Boise, ID is seeking a full-time Head Coach and Director of Programs


This individual would reflect the top position within the Nordic Team structure.  This person is responsible for the oversight, management, and progress of the program toward established goals and objectives.


The BBNT is a non-profit ski team for athletes of all ages and abilities in Boise, ID. It is part of the Intermountain Division, and is a year-round, competitive cross-country ski program focused on helping its members achieve their athletic goals.  These goals range from healthy after school exercise, to building friendships, to athletic success at an international level.  The program, now in its 33rd year, aims to create lifetime athletes and foster opportunities for all potential skiers within the Boise Nordic community.


The Bogus Basin Nordic Team is comprised of all age groups and abilities, totaling over 160 athletes:


·      Youth Rec: Elementary-aged skiers (3rd-6th grade) learning to Nordic ski, improving their skills, or simply staying active through the winter.

·      Devo: The “Development” program is offered to athletes of all abilities in 6th through 12th grade.

·      Comp:  High school skiers who have a wide range of abilities, goals, and aspirations.

·     Biathlon: Typically comprised of 3-12 athletes. BBNT has a long history of competitive biathletes. 

·      Adult: The Adult team is our newest program (2019 season) and offers a wide range of athletic and fitness goals.



Essential Duties, but not limited to:


·      Report to Executive Director and Board of Directors to maintain BBNT mission and execution of all programs.


·      Responsible for all team members with emphasis on Comp level athletes; work with head Devo and Youth Rec coaches to oversee training for all age groups.


·      Foster a lifelong love for the sport of Nordic skiing by creating a positive environment for all skiers.


·      Cultivate an inclusive, cohesive relationship amongst athletes and coaches.


·      Conduct, manage, and/or facilitate dry-land training sessions, training camps, summer programs, and winter ski training sessions.


·      Develop and manage weekly, monthly, and annual training schedules and plans for all BBNT athletes.


·      Report to the BBNT Board of Directors at monthly board meetings.


·      Participate in the budgeting process with the Board; provide timely and accurate accounting of team-related expenses, and adhere to approved budget.


·      Responsible for internal and external marketing communications (to the press, website, team blog).


·      Responsible for assisting in website and social media updates.


·      Communicate clearly and punctually with team members and their parents, including weekly emails regarding training location, schedule, and priorities for each age group.


·      Oversee waxing equipment, ski team equipment and team rental gear.


·      Assist with BBNT fundraising and outreach events.


·      Responsible for the coordination of all aspects of JNQ, and other race weekends including race entries, waxing, coaches, athlete management, transportation.


·      Attend Junior Nationals / U.S. Nationals as part of BBNT staff.


·      Responsible for supervision, leadership, training, and employment status of the coaching staff.


·      Maintain BBNT status as an official Para Nordic Club and provide collaboration to our adaptive partners in the valley.


·      Maintain Biathlon programming including USBA membership, coaches, volunteers and equipment.


Minimum Qualifications


·      Competitive race experience with extensive knowledge of classic and skate technique


·      3 or more years of coaching experience preferred


·      Driver’s license – clean record; experience towing a trailer helpful


·      CPR/First Aid certification


·      Minimum Level 100 USSA Cross Country Certification


·      Starting salary: $ 40,000.  Compensation DOE


·      The preferred candidate will begin in July-August of 2022 to facilitate fall programs / training and plan for winter.



Email resume, cover letter, and contact information for two professional references to, attention: Mike Wendel


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Prior to a final offer, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, SafeSport certification and criminal background check.


BBNT offers equal treatment to all applicants. BBNT prohibits discrimination, directly or indirectly, on the basis of race, gender, color, national origin, religion, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.


Application Opens: May 1, 2022


Application Closes: June 1, 2022


Preferred Start Date: August 1, 2022




Team Solider Hollow Development Coach


The Head Development Coach for Team Soldier Hollow works primarily with our XC and BIA athletes in the U12/U14 age groups plus some integration with our Comp XC and BIA coaches and athletes. This is a salaried position with benefits at $40,000-50,000 a year, DOE.


Team SoHo Head Devo Coach Job Description/ Application

Required Knowledge and Essential Skills

  • Knowledge/experience of Cross Country and Biathlon at a regional and national level.
  • Extensive knowledge of Nordic equipment and facilities.
  • Excellent organizational, coordination, oral and written skills.
  • Proactive and positive attitude, and able to work independently.
  • Must work well in a team environment with the ability to lead.
  • Proficiency with PC applications and Microsoft Office programs, such as Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point.
  • Flexible work schedule.


  • Assist with public/corporate Cross Country and Biathlon programs as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Coaching background in Cross Country skiing. Biathlon coaching is a plus.
  • U.S. Ski and Snowboard Level 100 or equivalent.
  • Safe Sport Certified
  • CPR/First Aid may be acquired after hire date.
  • Valid Drivers License and ability to become driver certified through UOLF.

Environmental Job Requirements

  • Ability to work outdoors in all temperature/weather extremes.

Required In-House Training

  • UAF Orientation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Drug & Alcohol

Questions: Contact Zach Hall at

GRPSki, Biathlon and U23 Training programs all accepting applications for the ’22-23 training year


GRPSki & Biathlon are now accepting applications for the 2022-23 training year as well as for their summer U23 training programs. Applications will be due by end of day April 10 and decisions will be made by April 17.


In exchange for coaching, use of training facilities and travel support, GRP year-round and summer U23 athletes are asked to do work that contributes to the mission and operation of the Center. Projects include: coaching youth and masters in skiing, biathlon and mountain biking; managing and improving the trail system; growing vegetables for the Dining Hall; organizing events and programs at the Center; assisting the Communications Team with writing, blogging and social media.


New this year, there will be both on-campus and off-campus program options for year-round GRP team members. The off-campus option will allow more flexibility for an athlete who wishes to find their own housing near the Center, and work a remote or in-person job that’s not at the Center. Off Campus athletes are expected to be present at team training and meet the same expectations as residential athletes:  be a part of the team, Center and greater Craftsbury community.


If this sounds like work you would enjoy, while taking your skiing and/or biathlon to the next level, then you may be a good fit.


Read more about the team at their website: The application is available here for year-round, residential training and you will find FAQs for biathlon and skiing. Any remaining questions may be addressed to and


Find information and application here for the summer GRPSki U23 program. 


Athletes applying, or thinking of applying, should email and schedule Facetime or a Zoom call with Pepa or Mike. Contact Pepa at the address, or call 802-586-7767 ext 33. 

Biathletes may address questions to Coach Mike Gibson at

Fort Kent Outdoor Center - Venue Manager


FKOC has an immediate opening for a Venue Manager. This position will require 20-25 hr/week and will require flexible hours including some nights and weekends.


Duties to include the following

  • Maintain and increase membership
  • Oversee programming
  • Solicit events
  • Venue development
  • Maintain facilities


Job Requirements

  • Must be reliable
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility is a must as events/programs may dictate work time
  • Strong customer service skills and attention to detail
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Must be able to perform light maintenance work around the venue, must be able to lift 50 pounds occasionally and must be able to stand for extended periods of time.


Salary commensurate with experience

Candidates are subject to a background check. Interested applicants may send cover letter and resume to: Fort Kent Outdoor Center,  33 Paradis Circle, POB 54, Fort Kent Maine 04743 or

Email to:  Carl Theriault,



This position may have the possibility of combining with Nordic ski coaching for the person with that background to become a full time position.

Fort Kent Outdoor Center - Post Graduate Training Program

The Fort Kent Outdoor Center is now accepting applications to our Post Graduate training program for Nordic and Biathlon Programs. There are currently openings for 4 full time athletes at this time to live in the Jalbert Athlete Residence Please follow this link for information about the program and how to apply:

The University of Maine at Fort Kent has just announced that 5 scholarships will be given to five athletes that are enrolled in the FKOC PG program. Check out UMFK programs at this link

These programs are offered on a first come first serve basis, so send in your applications soon to be considered.

Crosscut Mountain Sports - Assistant Biathlon Coach

Crosscut is now welcoming applications for a full time assistant biathlon coach. The purpose of this position is to assist current coaching staff in the workload associated with running an Elite/Development Team. In 2020/21, Crosscut ran Nordic programming for over 60 local athletes and received 15 invitations for international competitions.


Auburn Ski Club - Biathlon Assistant Coach

The ASC Training Center is a non-profit organization located on Donner Summit. ASCTC provides a variety of
programs for Alpine, Snowboard, Nordic and Biathlon; clinics, competitions, and social events. ASCTC also
operates a 25km Nordic Center open to the public.

Position: Biathlon Assistant Coach
Employer: Auburn Ski Club Inc.
Reports to: Brain Halligan
Employee period: June 2021- April 2022
Compensation: Depends on experience

Assists in the operations of the biathlon program. Duties include coaching advanced biathlon techniques to
development athletes (ages 11-15) Youth/Junior competition athletes (ages 15-21) and Masters athletes (ages 30+).
Assistant coach will also help in general labor projects around the facility including range/target maintenance and rifle
maintenance. Assistant coach may be invited to travel to out of region races periodically throughout the year.

1. Follow instructions of the ASC biathlon director
2. Provide a safe and engaging learning environment for club members.
3. Keep up to date with latest biathlon and nordic skiing coaching philosophies.
4. Represent the ASC Biathlon program in a favorable light both in the local community and the US biathlon community.
5. Assists with and participates in other job duties with-in your department as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and Requirements:
Ability to work as part of a team and be productive when unsupervised
Ability to ski and work safely in all snow surface conditions and terrain in harsh winter weather for prolonged periods of
time. Ability to perform tasks that may require lifting up to 50lbs on and off skis/snowboard.
Proven organization, communication, computer and writing skills
Submission of a motor vehicle record acceptable to ASC insurance
Completion of background screening.
Completion of SafeSport course.
Computer competency – word processing, spreadsheets, email and internet

To apply, please email a copy of your resume and cover letter to Biathlon Program Director Brian Halligan at


Crested Butte Assistant Comp Coach (Nordic/Biathlon)

The Crested Butte Nordic Team is always looking for enthusiastic, motivated and responsible people to join our team of coaches. We are currently hiring an assistant coach for the comp team. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions or would like to learn more, email


Blackhawk Ski Club Assistant Biathlon Coach


Team Soldier Hollow Development Coach (Nordic/Biathlon)

The primary role of the Development Team Coach is to implement and assist in management of all aspects of the Devo and Devo Plus Cross Country and Biathlon Programs. Ensure the vision of Team Soldier Hollow as it applies to the Devo programs is implemented. This position reports to the Senior Manager of Sport Programs and works closely with the head coaches for Cross Country and Biathlon to support program cohesivity.


Team Soldier Hollow Devo Coaching

  • Run the day-to-day operation of the Devo and Devo Plus Cross Country and Biathlon programs in accordance with Team SoHo’s guidelines.
  • Understand and implement sport specific and age appropriate curriculum including daily lesson plans for Devo and Devo Plus programs in coordination with Biathlon and Cross Country Head Coaches.
  • Coordinate with assistant coaches to insure consistency in daily implementation of training plans.
  • Aid in further development and implementation of a clear and specific athletic training plan/curriculum for the Development Team. Curriculum will include but not be limited to: year plan, technical training, fitness training, waxing techniques, goal setting, mental training, nutrition, physical testing, equipment selection, and competition planning.
  • Assist Development athletes with competition preparation: planning, rule changes, equipment checks, and logistics of competitions.
  • Make recommendations to Head Coaches for athletes who are ready to move up to higher level programs.
  • Assist Sr Sport Manager with identifying new athlete opportunities, with the goal of growing Team SoHo participation numbers.
  • Assist with the organization of local, national and international competitions at Soldier Hollow as assigned.


  • Assist with parent orientations at the beginning of each season.
  • Ensure weekly program communications are delivered in a timely manner to parents and athletes.
  • Ensure travel plans are communicated a minimum of two weeks prior to trips.
  • Meet regularly with Head Coaches and Senior Manager of Sport Programs to discuss training/events, training plan/preparation, athlete wellness, and upcoming events. Be available to meet and communicate with parents at the beginning and end of each training session.
  • Report/document any injuries or accidents to parents when child is picked up at the end of training session that the incident occurred and communicate incident with Head Coach/Sport Manager immediately
  • Collaborate on recruitment opportunities for programs, such as school outreach and after school programs.
  •  Assist with Sport/Public/Marketing events as necessary.
  • Work with marketing staff on marketing/promotional plans for the Soldier Hollow Nordic program.
  • Assist with all Team SoHo and Soldier Hollow venue fundraising events as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Essential Skills 

  • Knowledge/experience of Cross Country and Biathlon at a regional and national level.
  • Extensive knowledge of Nordic equipment and facilities.
  • Excellent organizational, coordination, oral and written skills.
  • Proactive and positive attitude, and able to work independently.
  • Must work well in a team environment with the ability to lead.
  • Proficiency with PC applications and Microsoft Office programs, such as Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point.
  • Flexible work schedule.


  • Assist with public/corporate Cross Country and Biathlon programs as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Coaching background in Cross Country skiing (2 years preferred). Biathlon coaching is a plus.
  • U.S. Ski and Snowboard Level 100 or equivalent.
  • Safe Sport Certified & CPR/First Aid – may be acquired after hired.
  • Valid Drivers License and ability to become driver certified through UOLF.

Environmental Job Requirements

  • Ability to work outdoors in all temperature/weather extremes.


Head Biathlon Coach/Assistant Nordic Coach

Highlands Trailblazers - Duntroon - Ontario, Canada

Highlands Trailblazers is expanding its Biathlon and Nordic Racing facilities/programs and is seeking a full time Head Biathlon Coach/Assistant Nordic Coach. Included in this expansion is the construction of a 10 lane .22 range which will make Highlands the only biathlon specific training facility in Ontario. The Head Biathlon Coach will be vital to the success of this exciting transition and will be key to the development of high performance athletes at Highlands and in the Province. 

The individual will be part of a positive, professional and energetic integrated coaching and program delivery team, will lead the Biathlon program and will coach and inspire the high performance biathlon team. He/she will also assist the Club’s Head Coach and assist in the coaching of the high performance Nordic team. The successful candidate will be mentored by the Club’s Head Coach and the current Head Biathlon Coach. The position will be available at the start of the next training cycle May 2019.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Program Development
    • Working with the Head Coach, develop, communicate, monitor and modify as needed individual athlete training plans while focusing on athlete goals
    • Build team training events (training camps, race campaigns, weekly training) to co-ordinate with individual athlete plans
    • Create weekly and daily practice plans
    • Review the Air Rifle programs created with the volunteer air rifle coaches and provide feedback, advice and technical assistance


  2. Working With Athletes
  • Plan and lead team and individual training/practice sessions either independently or with the Head Coach at Highlands and while away at other events
  • Resource, organize, set up and tear down gear and equipment necessary to run practices
  • Assess athlete technique. Provide technical instruction.
  • Demonstrate technique
  • Monitor athlete progress and health via conversation with athletes, observation and digital data (eg: Polar Flow)
  • Provide seasonal monitoring reports specific to individual athletes
  • Communicate with athletes and their parents


3. Event Planning & Financial Management

  • Plan and develop budgets for Training Camps and Race Campaigns with the Head Coach and volunteer managers/club admin persons
  • Make appropriate accommodation and travel reservations
  • Maintain appropriate expense records and report same to managers and club admin persons


  1. Facility Management
  • Co-ordinate with the Resort Manager and the Head Coach access to Resort facilities such as trails, grooming, lodge and wax room
  • Co-ordinate with the volunteer Air Rifle coaches access to the Air Rifle range
  • Once the .22 range is operational, co-ordinate bookings of same, act as Range Safety Officer during training sessions, undertake minor maintenance range maintenance


Desired Skills/Qualifications/Experience

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable using digital media and management tools
  • Minimum Biathlon Canada Community Gold Certified Coach and working on Introduction to Competition Certification OR CCC Competition Coaching: Introduction certified and working on Advanced
  • F class Driver’s license
  • Firearms Possession Acquisition License (PAL) required
  • Vulnerable Sector Check required
  • Experience as a provincial level athlete in Nordic or Biathlon
  • Experience coaching Training to Train or higher level Nordic racers and/or Biathletes
  • Emergency First Aid training
  • Flexibility to respond to athlete and program needs and changing weather/facility conditions
  • Ability to work weekends
  • Enthusiasm and passion for developing athletes to their full potential



  • A starting salary of up to $35,000 (commensurate with experience) will be paid to the successful candidate. Additional salary or bonuses may be considered depending on the candidate
  • Candidates who are only able to commit to a part time position may be considered and if so the salary will be prorated accordingly



Nordic Coaches who are committed to obtaining experience, training and certification in coaching biathlon are encouraged to apply.


Please send interest (along with resume) or questions to Richard Lemoine – ClubPresident

Casper Mountain Outdoor Center – Nordic Coach 

Casper Mountain Biathlon and Nordic Club is seeking a dedicated Nordic Coach to lead the U8-U20 junior Nordic competition program. We are looking for a dynamic individual to motivate, educate, and provide direction to athletes/members of the CMBC Biathlon and Nordic Program.


Job Qualifications

Applicant must have practical knowledge of current cross-country techniques and training methods. Must have proficiency with wax selection and application, an aptitude for equipment repair and selection, working knowledge of video equipment, and some basic computer skills. Good communication skills a must. Current USSA coaching license, biathlon experience a plus but not required.

Primary responsibilities

Contribute to a positive and motivating environment to foster a lifelong love for the sport of Nordic skiing.

  • Work to support the vision, mission and philosophy of CMBC

  • Instruct athletes training in Year Round and Winter U8-U20 competition team.

  • Help design schedules and training programs

  • Assist Director with organization and execution of CMBC races

  • Support staff and racers at local races

  • Attend various staff/program meetings

  • Conduct team meetings, communicate via text, phone and email to athletes and parents regarding training plans/schedules

  • Conduct Athlete Performance testing

  • Help develop program information and promotional materials

  • Assist Admin by updating website calendar and social media with program related schedules and information.

Drive team van for daily practice and race/camp travel Secondary responsibilities

Assist with CMBC fundraising and outreach events
Assist with Masters and Development programs during Summer and Fall (training center operations and maintenance work may be used to fill in hour shortages in Nordic program duties during the summer and fall.)

Help to maintain the integrity of the CMBC Nordic/Biathlon as well as other programs and activities of CMBC.

Minimum Qualifications

3 or more years of coaching experience preferred

  • Biathlon experience a plus

  • Driver’s license – clean record

  • CPR/First Aid

Minimum Level 1 US Ski and Snowboard Cross Country Certification Position: Part Time 20-25 hours per week. June – Nov

25-30 hours per week. Dec. - April Wage negotiable based on experience


(POSTED 4/4/19)