We are committed to REDEFINING WHAT IS POSSIBLE and we need your help.

 

BEING AN ATHLETE ON TEAM OSI

 

Who can join

  • Any Maine student in 9th through 12th grade

 

What's available to you

  • Year-round opportunities to progress and develop your skills in outdoor sport, either non-competitive, competitive, or both
  • A full-time team of coaches committed to your success
  • A community of your peers, passionate about getting outside
  • A chance to travel and explore, locally, regionally, and internationally
  • Resources that help you develop your ability as an athlete, a student, and the person you want to be

What's required of you

  • Being an advocate for outdoor sport in your community
  • Learning to mentor and support younger kids in your community

 

JOIN NOW

Team OSI is a peer-driven community of teens and adults passionate about making the outdoors and outdoor sport part of their lives. They are committed to creating a cultural shift in their communities; supporting, building, and growing outdoor sport opportunities for themselves and others.

 

JOINING TEAM OSI

 

Athlete                                                   Community Coach                                               Supporter

BEING A COMMUNITY COACH ON TEAM OSI

 

Who can join

  • Anyone 18+ years of age interested in supporting, promoting, and growing outdoor sport opportunity where they live

 

What's available to you

  • A network of your peers, passionate about growing outdoor sport at the community level
  • Resources that help you develop your ability as an advocate, leader, and coach of outdoor sport activities where you live
  • Ongoing opportunities to progress and develop your skills in outdoor sport, either non-competitive, competitive, or both
  • Curriculum to support programming efforts
  • A statewide equipment rental program, including bikes, xc skis, snowshoes kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards
  • A full-time team of coaches committed to your success

What's required of you

  • Being an advocate for outdoor sport in your community
  • Sharing your experience and knowledge, however big or small, within the Coaches' Network

 

JOIN NOW

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Does it cost anything to join?

No, Team OSI is free to join.  Individual development opportunities throughout the year have fees associated with them, and there is scholarship money available to team members.

 

What do you mean by outdoor sport?

Outdoor sport can encompass many things to many different people. At OSI we are focused on human-powered activities that, at their core, are about interacting with and traveling through the natural environment - running, hiking, skiing, paddling, and biking.

 

Do I have to have any experience in outdoor sports?

No, just a willingness to learn!

 

I'm interested in a course on your calendar, do I have to join the team to participate?

Experiences like our athlete development courses and coach workshops are open for individuals to participate in and experience without having joined Team OSI. Ongoing participation beyond your initial experience, however, requires team membership.

 

How do I get my community involved?

Check out our Community Partnerships initiative!

TESTIMONIALS

“Thanks to OSI, my son Matt has expanded his love of the outdoors from hunting, fishing and snow sledding to

now include hiking, camping and his new passion of whitewater kayaking. The team of instructors have helped him become more goal oriented with realistic and attainable objectives in outdoor sports

as well as his personal life. He has begun to make choices in developing a healthier lifestyle of activity and nutrition as well. They have given him a sense of community as part of the OSI team while also helping him develop personal character, self esteem and what we hope will become life long friendships.”

 

                                         Sherry Kowalski

                                         Athlete Parent

                                         Millinocket, ME

 

 

 

 

"After years of investment in Danforth, Maine, the doors seem to be swinging wide open. We have teachers eager to be trained and students who are already implementing some of the training they have received from OSI. Administration

is open to more involvement, based

on the favorable feedback which they have received from teachers and students already involved, as well as a face to face meeting with key community leaders, which occurred in the spring of 2017.”

 

                                   Tammi Matula

                                   School Teacher &

                                   Community Coach

                                   Danforth, ME

 

 

 

“OSI has given me many opportunities

to challenge myself and others. My school does not have a ski team. Without OSI, I

wouldn’t have known what type of training I’d need to be doing, and I certainly wouldn’t be top 5 in the state. My coaches, Justin, Seth, and Emily have taken every chance they can to give me advice, not just surrounding sport, but with mental

and physical health."

 

                                         Jenny WIlbraham

                                         Team OSI Athlete

                                         Bath, ME

 

 

 

 

OSI INITIATIVES - TEAM OSI

We are committed to REDEFINING WHAT IS POSSIBLE and we need your help.

Team OSI is a peer-driven community of teens and adults passionate about making the outdoors and outdoor sport part of their lives. They are committed to creating a cultural shift in their communities; supporting, building, and growing outdoor sport opportunities for themselves and others.

 

JOINING TEAM OSI

 

Athlete                       Community Coach                         Supporter

BEING AN ATHLETE ON TEAM OSI

 

Who can join

  • Any Maine student in 9th through 12th grade

 

What's available to you

  • Year-round opportunities to progress and develop your skills in outdoor sport, either non-competitive, competitive, or both
  • A full-time team of coaches committed to your success
  • A community of your peers, passionate about getting outside
  • A chance to travel and explore, locally, regionally, and internationally
  • Resources that help you develop your ability as an athlete, a student, and the person you want to be

What's required of you

  • Being an advocate for outdoor sport in your community
  • Learning to mentor and support younger kids in your community

 

JOIN NOW

BEING A COMMUNITY COACH ON TEAM OSI

 

Who can join

  • Anyone 18+ years of age interested in supporting, promoting, and growing outdoor sport opportunity where they live

 

What's available to you

  • A network of your peers, passionate about growing outdoor sport at the community level
  • Resources that help you develop your ability as an advocate, leader, and coach of outdoor sport activities where you live
  • Ongoing opportunities to progress and develop your skills in outdoor sport, either non-competitive, competitive, or both
  • Curriculum to support programming efforts
  • A statewide equipment rental program, including bikes, xc skis, snowshoes kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards
  • A full-time team of coaches committed to your success

What's required of you

  • Being an advocate for outdoor sport in your community
  • Sharing your experience and knowledge, however big or small, within the Coaches' Network

 

JOIN NOW

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Does it cost anything to join?

No, Team OSI is free to join.  Individual development opportunities throughout the year have fees associated with them, and there is scholarship money available to team members.

 

What do you mean by outdoor sport?

Outdoor sport can encompass many things to many different people. At OSI we are focused on human-powered activities that, at their core, are about interacting with and traveling through the natural environment - running, hiking, skiing, paddling, and biking.

 

Do I have to have any experience in outdoor sports?

No, just a willingness to learn!

 

Do I have to join the Team to experience OSI?

Experiences like our athlete development courses and coach workshops are open for individuals to participate in and experience without having joined Team OSI. Ongoing participation beyond your initial experience, however, requires team membership.

 

How do I get my community involved?

Check out our Community Partnerships initiative!

“Thanks to OSI, my son Matt has expanded his love of the outdoors from hunting, fishing and snow sledding to now include hiking, camping and his new passion of whitewater kayaking. The team of instructors have helped him become more goal oriented with realistic and attainable objectives in outdoor sports

as well as his personal life. He has begun to make choices in developing a healthier lifestyle of activity and nutrition as well. They have given him a sense of community as part of the OSI team while also helping him develop personal character, self esteem and what we hope will become life long friendships.”

 

Sherry Kowalski                                 Athlete Parent                                        Millinocket, ME

 

"After years of investment in Danforth, Maine, the doors seem to be swinging wide open. We have teachers eager to be trained and students who are already implementing some of the training they have received from OSI. Administration

is open to more involvement, based on the favorable feedback which they have received from teachers and students already involved, as well as a face to face meeting with key community leaders, which occurred in the spring of 2017.”

 

Tammi Matula                                 School Teacher &                                         Community Coach                               Danforth, ME

“OSI has given me many opportunities to challenge myself and others. My school does not have a ski team. Without OSI, I wouldn’t have known what type of training I’d need to be doing, and I certainly wouldn’t be top 5 in the state. My coaches, Justin, Seth, and Emily have taken every chance they can to give me advice, not just surrounding sport, but with mental and physical health."

 

Jenny WIlberham                                   Team OSI Athlete                                     Bath, ME

OSI INITIATIVES - TEAM OSI

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