Volunteers are the backbone of ski racing; without them, there would be no racing. When your child joins a ski club, ask what you can do to contribute to the local ski racing community. Volunteering is also a great way to be involved with your child’s passion.
Well-run races take a lot of manpower to host successfully. Over the years, your child will likely go to other ski areas to compete, and enjoy the hospitality and work of other parents hosting the race. Help your club to host successful races and reciprocate the hospitality by signing up to help on race day.
You don’t need any special training to help out – you don’t even need to be able to ski! Ask your club officials what they need, and they will be happy to find you a job.
Ski racing also requires trained officials to fill various positions of responsibility. Officials’ courses are held in every Region. Please visit the Officials pages on the USSA website for more information on how to become involved.
Depending on the size of your ski club, you may have part-time or full-time staff and coaches. No matter the size of the club, it will rely on parent help to fulfill many of its needs. Helping out is a good way to meet other parents, and get to know the other kids. There are many ways to help that require no special training, however specialized help is always appreciated.
Some areas you could help your club with are:
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