USA Bobsled/Skeleton

Position: Skeleton Start Coach

SummaryThe Skeleton Start Coach will work in cooperation with the skeleton coaching staff and Skeleton Director of Development. This position is responsible for leading training sessions and providing technical support to skeleton athletes throughout the summer and preseason in Lake Placid, New York.

USA Bobsled/Skeleton (USABS) is dedicated to providing an athlete-focused training environment, which is built on the development of the whole athlete. Our goal is to provide a positive and competitive training culture by teaching physical, mental and technical skills. The USABS strives to be the world leader in bobsled and skeleton training and competition.


Duties and Responsibilities

1. Create a culture of passion, teamwork, support, innovation, and clear communication throughout all aspects of USABS

2. Inspire and support athletes in their pursuit of excellence through verbal communication, actions, and decision-making

3. Support a start training program for skeleton athletes that includes the United States Olympic & Paralympic Training Center push track and the indoor start facility located at Mt. Van Hoevenberg

4. Provide technical start and sprint coaching for skeleton athletes and training camps throughout the summer and preseason

5. Determine the training needs of athletes and provide individual and group technical instruction on pushing skeleton sleds

6. Communicate with the USABS coaching staff and Director of Skeleton Development to provide start feedback and analysis

7. Collaborate with athletes’ personal coaches to ensure the strength & conditioning and sprint programs support start training and align with individual athlete plans

8. Provide support at the skeleton push championships in collaboration with USABS coaching staff

9. Other duties as assigned


• Commitment to the mission of USA Bobsled/Skeleton

• Ability to maintain positive and productive relationships with USABS staff, contractors and athletes

• Work as part of a multi-function team to achieve the goals of the USABS strategic plan

• Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities

• Strong customer service skills

• Adhere to USABS code of conduct, policies, procedures, bylaws, U.S. Center for SafeSport policies and USOPC coaching ethics

• Successful background check and SafeSport Training required


• 3+ years of sport-specific experience is preferred

Location of Employment: Lake Placid, NY


Employment Status: Seasonal, Part-time Position


Hours of Work: The nature of the position demands flexible hours to support athlete training, including but not limited to working extended hours, evenings, and weekends.


USA Bobsled/Skeleton is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a work environment that respects diversity, fosters equal employment opportunity and is free from discrimination. USABS shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, and shall also follow the requirements of the Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.


Please submit applications to include a cover letter and resume to Aron McGuire,