Den Parent (one per level)
Three-four Den Parents will help assist with the running of each level of program. This involves helping the coaches with program day changes, such as coordinating a backup coach for sick or absent coaches and redistributing the groups based on available coaches and parent helpers. The Den Parent will also be responsible for delivering materials to coaches such as team apparel and stickers and booklets once or twice per season. The Den Parent should be available (by phone or team snap) one hour prior to each lesson and during the first 15 minutes of each lesson. Perfect for a volunteer, that wants to contribute, but also ski during programming.
Skills and Games Coordinator (two positions)
Perfect for the parent or volunteer that wants to make a on snow contribution, but prefers not to coach, the Skills and Games Coordinator adds a little fun to the programming by organizing games, activities, races, and maybe helps to build the ski play area. In addition to the “fun” factor, this volunteer will help introduce participants to racing with the guidance of the XC coach and help record progression (e.g. setting up a 50M sprint and recording times). The expectation is to provide an activity every 2-3 sessions. No prior experience necessary, there are lots of activity plans online and through Nordiq Canada; or just use your imagination and a little input from coaches!
One of the most frequent questions we receive from both parents and kids is “are there more kit and swag?” The Materials Coordinator manages the club apparel (teamed up with coordinators from the other disciplines). Club apparel is not only practical for fans and coaches, but it also encourages unity, adds a unique identity to the team, and promotes a sense of belonging. A couple of fun trips to the dollar store or a sports store may also be necessary to purchase items for coaches (like obstacles for an obstacle course or balls for snow football or soccer). This off-snow position will require a commitment in the fall with minimal coordination during the winter programing.
Coach Recruitment and Training Coordinator
This position is perfect for those that want to maximize on-snow time for themselves. Most of the hours for this position will take place pre-season. This coordinator will recruit new coaches and answer their questions organize training for Jackrabbits and Track Attack level coaches with CCBC, and track criminal record checks and completed training. This position should be filled immediately so we can hit the ground running in the fall.
Help Sea to Sky Nordics Skiers increase their racing presence! This position involves recruiting a few wax techs and coaches for Coast Cup race days, printing out the start times, and helping get kids to the start line. This position will just involve a few half-days during the season to be present at races, with 2-3 hours in the week before the race to organize helpers and print out race maps and start times. If your family is keen to start racing at other locations, you may want to consider helping to set up a trip to Coast Cup 3/4 which takes place on Vancouver Island.
This is not as hard as it sounds! The Volunteer Coordinator helps to recruit and support volunteers. For example: “We need 3 parents to help hand out cookies on Saturday! Please email if you are available”. This is a great role for someone who likes to ski during practice, but likes meeting other families in the program, and wants to help out with the club.