BC Alpine excited to introduce new Coach Education Manager for 2019/2020 - BC Alpine Ski Association

Photo from BC Alpine website: www.bcalpine.comPlease join us in welcoming John Newton to the BC Alpine stafff in his new role as Coach Education Manager. Coach Education is a priority for BC Alpine, and the quality of our club programs relies heavily on the relationship between coaches, athletes and the level of coaching provided.

"We are thrilled to get the Coach Education position established, and were impressed by the many qualified candidates who applied for the job, said BC Alpine CEO Anders Hestdalen. "John has a great vision for his new role, and together with the rest of the BC Alpine staff, we look forward to making big improvements to coach education and offering even more support to our clubs."

Our task is to provide coaches with the tools required to deliver high quality programs, fulfilling our vision to develop world class athletes and inspire skiers for life. Our goal is to offer the best coach education delivery in Canada. Newton will implement and coordinate BC Alpine´s development programs, i.e. grassroots program assessment, entry level, development level and parent education. Newton will also be responsible for communicating coach development opportunities.

"I am extremely excited to have John joining the BC Alpine team." said Johnny Crichton, BC Alpine VP. "In the process of delivering and managing the EL courses, John will be meeting with club coaches and parents around the province. We know John's work throughout the season will have a positive and lasting impact on our membership and club programs!"

John grew up in Invermere BC, raced with the Windermere Valley Ski Club and now lives in Vernon with his wife Julia and one year old son Lewis on a small hobby farm with their cows and chickens. In addition to his skiing skills, John is a talented drummer who somehow finds time to play and record music!

"I look forward to being a part of the team at BC Alpine and working with coaches as they pursue their coaching goals," said Newton. "Over the past several seasons I have worked with coaches as a mentor/evaluator and facilitator whenever my schedule allowed. As I move into this new role I will be focusing my full attention on coach education and am excited by the opportunities it presents."

Welcome to the team, John! 

John can be reached at johnn@bcalpine.com