Ski and Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) has hired Rob Worrell of Steamboat Springs, Colorado for the newly created position of Men’s Alpine Program Director. Rob will be responsible for all aspects of the Men’s Alpine Program. Current Alpine Program Director Dan Stripp will focus fully on the Women’s Alpine Program as Women’s Alpine Program Director.  

Most recently the Head Alpine Coach of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (SSWSC) for two years, Rob was a U. S. Ski Team Regional Coach from 2006-2009. As an athlete he was both an Alpine and Nordic competitor for over 15 years as a member of SSWSC, followed by a career as an amateur and professional bike racer competing in 9 nationals and 1 world championship. Rob began his Alpine Coaching career 24 years ago at the Estes Park Ski Team. He returned to coach in various positions at SSWSC from 1989-1999, including serving as Assistant Women’s Ability Coach and Head Men’s Ability Coach. In 1999, he assumed the position of Alpine Program Director for Team Summit where he remained until 2004 when he transferred to a similar position at the IMG Crested Butte Academy.

“I’m excited to begin to work with the racers from Ski and Snowboard Club Vail at the 2011-12 season’s first on-snow camp next week in Beaver Creek,” Rob said following the SSCV annual Management Team retreat in Vail this week. Rob’s stated passion in coaching is: “To see the huge progress young athletes can make when they have the desire to work hard and put their chin in the fall line.”

“Ski and Snowboard Club Vail is fortunate to have Rob join the staff to lead our Men’s Alpine Program. With over two decades of success coaching at all levels, Rob has a proven track record. He has demonstrated an unparalleled knowledge and passion for the sport with a commitment to helping each individual develop their personal potential,” said SSCV Executive Director Aldo Radamus. “SSCV looks forward to welcoming Rob, wife Anje and their two young boys to our community.”

Rob achieved his National Coaches Certification at the USSA National Coaches Academy in May of 2000 graduating first in his class. He also holds the USA Weightlifting Club Coach Certification, ASEP Coaching Young Athletes Certification, Advanced First Aid Certification, and the Colorado High School Coaching Association Certification.