Junior Nordic Coaches

The Program Director oversees the program and interacts with site directors, head coaches, coaching staff, children in the program, the parents of the children and Parks & Rec. staff. Site directors are responsible for the day-to-day responsibilities for the M/W or T/Th groups at Kincaid, Hillside and Russian Jack (Russian Jack only meets on M/W during the first session).   Each group has a head coach, who coordinates and leads all the assistant coaches for that group.  An effort is made to keep the same coach with the same group of kids, but this is not always possible, given variations in group size and attendance.

Please note: Assistant coaches are hired by Head Coaches, if you want to coach for Junior Nordic, either fill out the Application form below (Program Director will submit a list of all applicants to all Head Coaches), or if you have coached previously, let a Head Coach or Site Director know you are interested. Head Coaches are hired by Site Directors, if you are interested in being a Head Coach, please notify your site director (or ask the Program Director who the current Site Directors are). Site Directors are hired by the Program Director, if you are interested in being a Site Director, please notify the Program Director via email.

Becoming a Junior Nordic Coach

To volunteer or become a paid coach, please submit the following Coaching Application for new coaches by email or to the office:

New Coach Application

All coaches – Attend Orientation, Oct. 28 at Kincaid Chalet 10:30am-noon


Once hired by a Head Coach or Site Director, please submit the following documents:

Employee Packet List
NSAA Employee Handbook
Employee Handbook Acknowledgement
Post-Health Questionnaire
Direct Deposit Form

Pay policy for teenage coaches:
Paid at 17 years old, unless;
16 years old and have volunteered for one session and Head Coach agrees;
15 years old and have volunteered for two sessions and Head Coach agrees.

Send the above forms to:

Junior Nordic Director
Shannon Donley, jrnordic@anchoragenordicski.com

NSAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Junior Nordic Coach

As a coach, you are responsible to be familiar with the following:

Coach Rules and Responsibilities
Head Coach Responsibilities
Site Director Responsibilities
Games – print out on cards
Jr. Nordic Skill Requirements by Group
How to coach Polar Cubs