The Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) of US SAILING has announced the creation of a new youth developement coaching position, and are seeking applications from suitable candidates.
The new Laser Youth Development Coach will be responsible for creating and coordinating a development program for advanced youth sailors in the U.S. specializing in the Laser and Laser Radial.
The coach will also organize and conduct Advanced Training Camps at select junior championships, including the U.S. Junior Singlehanded Championship (Smythe Trophy) and U.S. Junior Women's Singlehanded Championship (Leiter Trophy), as well as the qualifying events to determine competitors for the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship.
Responsibilities will also include attending both the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship and the Laser Radial Youth World Championship in the role of Coach/Team Leader. Through a sponsorship initiative created and funded by Vanguard Sailboats (Portsmouth, R.I.), the five athletes selected to attend the Laser Radial Youth World Championship will receive a grant to offset the expenses associated with attending the championship. In addition, the funding from Vanguard will partially subsidize the Laser Youth Development Coach to accompany the team.
This seasonal, contractual position would be a good fit for a college or high school sailing coach. The ideal candidate will have completed US SAILING's Level Three Instructor Certification, and have elite coaching experience on the national and international level, along with specific expertise in the Laser and Laser Radial. For the complete job description please visit the US SAILING website link at the address below
Interested coaches should apply immediately by submitting a coaching resume and cover letter via e-mail to Olympic Head Coach Gary BODIE
. A panel appointed by the OSC will review the resumes and notify all applicants once the position has been filled.