Bill Koch

About the Bill Koch Youth Ski League

(For photos, news and updates about our local Bill Koch XC ski program, see their Facebook page.)

ANSA and a group of dedicated volunteers provide a local Bill Koch XC Ski League for young skiers. Named for American Olympian William (Bill) Conrad Koch, this program gives kids a chance to spend time to play outdoors in the winter while learning to (Nordic) ski.  Our Bill Koch XC ski lessons have grown steadily and it is inspiring to see and feel the energy that comes with getting 50 kids out skiing on a clear, crisp Sunday.

The Bill Koch/YMCA cross country ski lesson program runs for 6 weeks beginning in January. During the 2014-2015 season we had over 60 young skiers enrolled in Bill Koch lessons, and despite a lack of consistent snow the 2015-1016 season showed continued growth and enthusiasm. We plan to continue our success. To do so, we need to be sure we have the volunteer coaches to make it all happen!  Therefore, we, the Bill Koch organizers, are inviting any ANSA folks to come volunteer and help inspire the next generation of skiers.  We are looking for XC skiers of all skill levels to join us on Sundays from 2 - 3:30 PM to help assist the "coaches."  (Or even be a coach.)
While it would be ideal to have the same volunteers for the entire 6 week period, a commitment of most of those weeks would be great. Bill Koch lessons are all about fun and games and while the "coaches" will do the game/activity planning for each week, the more adults we have, the better we can assure that lessons are fun and we can better accommodate more specific skill levels within the age groups.
At the bottom of this page is a link to download an information sheet for parents and participants, with lots of information about the local Bill Koch league.
 If you are interested or just want to learn a bit more about what is involved, please contact Bruce and Whitney Condit - 782-8882.
Thanks SO much!