The OISA is proud to have some of the greatest volunteers in Oregon! Our parents & their families step up to the plate every year working to organize & facilitate competitions and practices. We are grateful for their participation and look forward to many wonderful seasons to come. None of this would happen without you!

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There are many different duties that are available for our volunteers. Here is a general list of skills that make a wonderful volunteer!

Starter – Top of course

  • Happy person even in the elements
  • Starts race timely and efficiently
  • Holds course during maintenance, injuries, etc…
  • Announces rider numbers clearly on radios
  • Engages in OISA appropriate radio protocol
  • Uses radio to communicate with finish area corral/ judges
  • Follows correct running order
  • Ensures correct brackets for sbx

Starter Assistant – top of course

  • Assists the starter
  • Works with coaches and starter at top of course to assemble/ stage riders for run order
  • Very vocal person with great communication skills
  • Engages in OISA appropriate radio protocol
  • Must feel comfortable in the starter position as well
  • Tracks results and stages brackets for sbx

Course Worker – mid-course

  • A fair person
  • Understands & enforces OISA rules
  • Prevents public from entering course during OISA events
  • Ensures course is safe and clear for riders
  • Uses hand signals/flags to
    • Hold course
    • A rider is down or injured
    • Course maintenance / prep
    • Acts as a gate judge during BS/SBX
  • Informs starter and judges of missed gates, fouls, OISA rule infractions
  • Engages in OISA appropriate radio protocol
  • Understands OISA Protest Policy

Finish Area – Bottom of course

  • Holds riders at finish until cleared by judges
  • Informs riders of next heat (sbx)
  • Responsible for informing riders of reruns and DQ’s
  • Submits correct finish order for sbx to scorekeeper
  • Engages in OISA appropriate radio protocol
  • Relays order to the starter for next brackets (this job may be done by the scorekeeper)

Scorekeeper/Tabulator – Bottom of course/ lodge

  • Tracks and records all scores for HP,SS,BS and SBX events
  • Engages in OISA appropriate radio protocol
  • Compiles and publishes competition results for the league

Setup/Teardown – Top of course (staging area)

  • Be able to ski or ride with equipment
  • Set-up(early load with coaches)
  • League and school banners on course
  • Assist coaches to set gates for race events.
  • Tear-down(end of event, immediately after last rider)
  • Banners at end of the event
  • Take down gates at end of event
  • Stack neatly at the bottom of course

Runner – Bottom of course

  • Run scores between course and lodge
  • Available to run miscellaneous errands during events
  • Assists other course workers