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Nordic Coach needed at UMF

The new Nordic program at the University of Maine-Farmington is seeking a qualified coach for the 2017-18 Nordic season.  Anyone interested should contact JThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

Nordic coaches needed in Yarmouth

HIGH SCHOOL NORDIC SKI COACH

Yarmouth High School seeks a Co-Head Coach for its Nordic Ski Team for the 2017-2018 season in order to continue its 30 (+) year legacy of producing one of the premier public school racing programs in Maine. The Yarmouth Nordic team is well-funded by an active parent-booster program, which perennially produces some of the top public school racers at the Class-B level in the Western Maine Conference and the state of Maine. 

Qualified candidates for this paid position should have USSA level coaching experience and prior racing experience. The candidate should have a high level of energy and enthusiasm for coaching young athletes.

MIDDLE SCHOOL NORDIC SKI COACH

The Yarmouth Nordic Ski program seeks a qualified Coach for their 2017-2018 Middle School ski program. Well-funded by an active parent-booster program, the program consistently produces some top public school racers, while helping other students learn how to race.

The Yarmouth Nordic team is well-funded by an active parent-booster program, and coordination and planning between the High School and Middle School Nordic programs is strong. 

We are seeking a qualified Middle School Head Nordic Coach who can lead this program.  This paid Head Coach position is responsible for all team organization, dryland and on-snow practices, as well as providing guidance to the paid Assistant Coach.

For both positions, contact Susan Robbins, Yarmouth Athletic Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (207) 846-2329.

2017 State Champion Spotlights

We have wrapped up our state champion spotlights for the season.  Congratulations to all!  Here are all of the 2017 state champion spotlights:

State Champion Spotlight: Nick Newman  |  State Champion Spotlight: Annesley Black  |  State Champion Spotlight: Allison Acritelli

State Champion Spotlight: Shelby Cowin  |  State Champion Spotlight: Devon Lathrop  |  State Champion Spotlight: Axel Lindsay

State Champion Spotlight: Nathan Delmar  |  State Champion Spotlight: Zach Holman  |  State Champion Spotlight: Olivia Skillings

State Champion Spotlight: Laura Parent  |  State Champion Spotlight: Grace Cowles  |  State Champion Spotlight: Willson Moore

State Champion Spotlight: Tucker Barber  |  State Champion Spotlight: John Lane  |  State Champion Spotlight: Julia Ramsey

 

State Champion Spotlight: Julia Ramsey

Our next state champion spotlight is Julia Ramsey of Mt. Blue.  She was the 2017 Class A Freestyle and Classical state champion.  She had a very successful senior year after battling an illness during her junior year.  We asked her about these successes, her future plans, and her favorite part about skiing.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

I think my preparations for states were the same as any other nordic skier's would be. Lots of hard workouts and long practices starting in the summer, doing everything to stay healthy, sleeping well, and eating right are all part of the plan. As far as eating goes, I got some really great tips from @ournordicdiet on Instagram. 
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?
 I was very aware of my nerves (and how to control them) going into the state meet. I had thrown up before the previous two races (Oxford Hills sprints and KVACs), most likely due to nerves, and I was worried that would happen again. So going into states I just stayed focused on what skiing is to me. Skiing has been a stress reliever/mood booster my whole life, as well as a way to have fun and enjoy the outdoors. It is my priority to make sure skiing always remains that way, and that nothing ever makes it a burden, so that's what I thought about going into states. Also getting absolutely pumped. 
 
3) What was going through your mind at the starting line knowing that the conditions were soft and warm?

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State Champion Spotlight: John Lane

Our next state champion spotlight is John Lane of Yarmouth.  He won the Class B Freestyle state title this year.  He also won the freestyle in 2015.  We asked him about his state meet, his preparations, and his goals.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?
-Pick ups to engage muscles 
-a lot of resting
-eating well
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?
-I focused all emotions into working as hard as I possibly could during the race
-It was my last high school race in the Yarmouth Uniform so I knew I wanted to leave it all on the course 
 
3) What was going through your mind at the starting line?

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State Champion Spotlight: Tucker Barber

Our next state champion spotlight is Tucker Barber of Mt. Blue.  He was the 2017 Class A Classical and Freestyle state champion.  He also won the KVAC Classical and was state champion in 2016.  We asked him about his successes, his team successes and his training.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

I took it easy. I was traveling earlier in that week, so I did some nice running with some gentle ski action right before. My coaches sprinkled some pickups here and there for fun. All in all, things were relaxed and chill. But not chill as in temperature. The weather was actually unsettlingly warm. 

2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

I just tried to have a good time, and enjoy as much of my vacation and skiing as I could. I also ate quite a bit.

3) What was going through your mind at the starting line knowing that the conditions were soft and warm?    

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State Champion Spotlight: Willson Moore

We now spotlight Willson Moore of Waynflete.  Willson was the 2017 Class C Classical and Freestyle state champion.  He won the classical race by more than two minutes.  We asked him about his fast race, his season goals, and his state meet.

 1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

 I kept up my volume and intensity through the beginning of the week but tapered with some light recovery skis in the few days immediately preceding the state races. Otherwise, I made sure I was hydrated, healthy, and rested and had a good attitude going in. 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?
 I did my best to focus on my preparations, from what I ate for breakfast to the timing of my warmup. By directing my energy towards my race prep and recovery, I was able to maximize the feeling of pressure. Additionally, I made sure to spend some time decompressing with my team each night. 
3) What was going through your mind at the starting line knowing that the conditions were soft and warm?

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