USA Bobsled/Skeleton

Position: Skeleton Assistant Coach

 

Summary: The Skeleton Assistant Coach will work in cooperation with national and development team coaches. This position is responsible for assisting in the leadership, development, and execution of the skeleton program and working closely with team members on and off the track to ensure optimal performance by USA athletes at domestic and international competitions, including the NAC, EC, ICC, World Cup, World Championships and Olympic Games.

 

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. 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, transparency, and clear communication throughout all aspects of USABS

2.     Provide a safe, positive and ethical environment for all athletes, coaches, and staff members

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

4.     Provide technical coaching, feedback and guidance to skeleton athletes during training and competition, including track preparation, track walks, video review and debriefs

5.     Primarily provide on-site coaching at NAC, EC and ICC competitions, and may support World Cup competitions, World Championships and Olympic Games

6.     In collaboration with other coaches, provide support with all other aspects of skeleton, including technique, mental preparation, individual development plans, goal setting, etc.

7.     Support the organization’s recruiting strategy by recruiting new athletes into the sport and attending summer recruiting initiatives, as needed

8.     Assist with coordinating screening camps/rookie camps in Park City and Lake Placid

9.     Meet with individual athletes throughout the year to review individual and team goals, progress, strengths and areas of necessary improvements, and provide timely feedback to athletes regarding performance

10.  In collaboration with the Director of Sport Performance, Head Coach and Director of Operations and Compliance, provide input on the season schedule, team selection criteria, team policies, etc. 

11.  Participate in skeleton and development staff meetings to discuss philosophies, review alignment, determine strategies, and identify priorities 

12.  Provide recommendations to the Director of Sport Performance, Head Coach and Selection Committee to make final determinations of athletes to represent the United States in National Team events

13.  Other duties as assigned

Skills

·       Commitment to the mission of USABS

·       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

 

Experience

·       5+ years of sport-specific experience is preferred

·       Successful background check and SafeSport Training required

 

Supervisor: Skeleton Head Coach

 

Employment Status: Permanent, Full-time Position

 

Hours of Work: The nature of the position demands flexible hours until work is completed to meet the requirements, including but not limited to working extended hours, evenings, and weekends, particularly in-season and during off-season camps. Candidates must be willing and able to travel 120+ days per year, on the IBSF World Cup tour and to related bobsled and skeleton events.

 

Interested candidates may send a resume and cover letter to aron.mcguire@usabs.com.