SkiSparks Coach


  • Spark joy and confidence about cross-country skiing and lifelong health.
  • Coaches are the key ingredient to getting families who are new to skiing outside and on skis.

Goals and Responsibilities 

  • See the potential in every child and encourage growth.
  • Follow the weekly MyXC Curriculum.
  • Lead groups of skiers through weekly curriculum activities and games.
  • Check skier equipment to make sure skiing with appropriate equipment. Communicate with the equipment manager, club leader and/or parent if changes need to be made.
  • Complete skier assessment card at the end of the season and recommend next year’s level for each skier in group.

Going Above and Beyond

  • Recruit more adults and teenagers to coach.


  • Ability to attend weekly club meetings.
  • Knowledge and skills on skis slightly more than the kids you are coaching.
  • Ability to connect with kids, play games and laugh.
  • Embraces winter and can encourage kids to have fun with the season.

Time Commitment

  • 6-8 Club Meetings, 1 ½ hours each.

Requirements and Training

  • Complete Volunteer Sign-Up and pass background check
  • MyXC Abuse Prevention Training (online, part of volunteer sign-up)
  • MyXC Coach Training is encouraged (in person and/or online)
  • HeadsUp Concussion Training - every three years (online)