DJSR Alpine Race Coaches
We strive to deliver a unique training experience for all our ski racers. At Don't Just Ski RACE, our coaches are the heart and soul of our success. Their expertise, passion, and unwavering commitment shape the future of our athletes. They create an environment that nurtures growth and achievement through their dedication to the sport and our athletes' development. Our coaches bring knowledge and skills from esteemed race clubs and high school race teams throughout the Eastern US. All of our alpine race coaches are experienced USSA-certified alpine race coaches and/or High School ski team coaches. Every program is run with our core group of coaches and special guest coaches, making it interesting and special for all our athletes. Our race camps offer a high 3:1 athlete-to-coach ratio. We believe that the combination of our exceptional group of alpine race coaches and our commitment to individualized attention is what sets our ski camps apart and contributes to the success of our athletes.
Coach Rod Calafati
DJSR Founder and Alpine Race Coach
Voted "NJ Ski Coach of The Year" by his peers two years in a row, for the 2022 and 2023 race seasons. This prestigious recognition is a testament to Coach Calafati's exceptional coaching abilities, unwavering dedication, and outstanding contributions to alpine ski racing. Rod is an inspirational coach that has a great capability to connect with racers and get them to perform at their best. He is fanatical about alpine ski racing and brings a wealth of knowledge to our program. Rod coached the NJ State High School Ski Team at the 2023 Eastern Regional High School Championships at Cannon in N.H.. Rod has coached the Sparta High School Ski Teams for the past six years and in 2023 the boys' ski team won the title of "Public School State Champions". On the weekends when he is not coaching the high school race team, Rod is in Vermont coaching the Stratton Winter Sports Club U14 & U16 racers. Rod is responsible for developing and orchestrating the "Don't Just Ski. RACE." programs.
USSA Level 200 Certified Alpine Race Coach | SWSC Stratton Winter Sports Club Alpine Race Coach | Sparta High School Ski Team Head Coach | NJISRA Council Executive Board, Petro Chair & Coach | VARA Ski Coach | SMSS Stratton Mountain Professional Ski Instructor | USSA Alpine Competition Official (CO), Jury Advisor, U.S. SafeSport, CPR, First Aid, AED & Stop The Bleed