As part of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s ongoing commitment to youth alpine development, the organization is pleased to announce the return of a familiar face to its coaching ranks. Rob Worrell, the 2016 USSA Alpine Coach of the Year, is set to return to SSCV in the newly created role of Youth Alpine Coaches Education Manager.
In his new position, Worrell will manage all aspects of the coaches education within SSCV’s youth alpine coaching staff. A goal of SSCV in the years ahead is to become a premier training ground for current and developing coaches, and Rob’s background and international experience lend themselves to this pursuit.
Worrell’s efforts will complement the ongoing work of Alissa Consenstein, who will continue in her role as the Youth Alpine Program Director. The pairing of Worrell and Consenstein, along with the 2017 addition of John Hale as Chief Operating Officer, helps facilitate club’s objective of not merely performing within in the Rocky Mountain Division, but genuinely meeting the critical need for true, fundamental skill development within U.S. alpine ski racing.
“Alissa’s passion and commitment to youth alpine combined with Rob’s background and study of youth development systems, will form a strong team that is unrivaled within ski racing at the youth ages,” said Hale. “I am personally thrilled with this latest development within youth alpine. Executive Director Kirk Dwyer and I, along with the generous supporters of SSCV youth alpine, eagerly look forward to all that this team and the youth alpine staff will bring to our club next season.”
Worrell has previously held the roles of Men’s Alpine Director and U16 Head Coach at SSCV. He spent the 2017-18 season on a one-year sabbatical during which time he worked in Europe with the British Ski Academy. This additional time abroad has furthered Rob’s European experience, which includes valuable exposure to the Austrian development system via SSCV’s partnership with Ski Gymnasium Stams and an in-depth examination of the Norwegian development system via a fact-finding trip sponsored by SSCV in 2014. In addition to earning the USSA Alpine Coach of the Year honors, Rob was previously the Alpine Head Coach in Steamboat, Alpine Program Director for Team Summit, and a U.S. Ski Team regional coach.
The management team at Ski & Snowboard Club Vail is thrilled to welcome Worrell back to home snow and looking forward to announcing additional developments in the youth alpine department throughout the spring.