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Nakkertok Racing Program Coach - Lead Coach Training to Train
By:  Nakkertok Ski Club   (2011/04/13)

Nakkertok Ski Club and the Nakkertok Racing Program has an opening for a full-time coach starting in the spring of 2011. This position is focused on developing our Midget and Juvenile skiers on their path towards excellence. and is one of the three core coaching positions for the Nakkertok Racing Program.

The lead Training to Train Coach will design and deliver an effective program in collaboration with a number of volunteer coaches and the lead coaches of the other programs. In this role the successful candidate will work towards creating an environment that is fun, keeps kids in skiing and puts them on a path towards being a competitive cross country skier. Candidates must have effective organizational and communication skills to coordinate a program of up to 70 skiers and 15 volunteer coaches.

The position is based in the Ottawa-Gatineau region and reports to the Racing Director and Racing Program Committee.

Term: Full-time. The hours of work will vary from week to week but an average of 38 hours per week is expected with travel in the winter months on weekends.

General Responsibilities:
The Nakkertok Racing Program uses a collaborative coaching model with professional and volunteer coaches working together as a team. Regular communication and collaboration with other coaching staff both professional and volunteer is expected.
  • Develop an overall season plan with other coaches, identifying dates and locations of camps, key activities, coach development sessions, training sessions, trips and the competition calendar.
  • Establish regular, timely and effective communications using web tools to athletes and parents.
  • Organize and chair regular monthly volunteer coach meetings and development activities.
  • Work with volunteer coaches to plan and deliver Stage 1, 2 and 3 practices. Develop and provide T2T volunteer coaches with practice plans for each training session 48 hours in advance of each session.
  • For year round program athletes, meet annually to review the program and athlete goals; prepare (with support from the LTC / T2C coach and interested volunteer coaches) generic periodized training programs and monitor and communicate at least monthly with athletes maintaining an internet training log.
  • Provide leadership and race support at the national ski championships and at selected Ontario and Quebec provincial races, as established by the Racing Program Committee.

  • NCCP CCI-LTT, or equivalent, working towards CCI-TTT
  • Proven ability to motivate younger athletes
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational expertise
  • Unrestricted class G driver’s licence (or equivalent) and access to a vehicle
Knowledge of:
  • Technological tools used to support coaching: internet based coaching and monitoring programs, heart rate monitor use and analysis, video analysis
  • Ability to use internet –based communications tools and social media
  • Yearly training plan preparation
  • Cross country skiing technique development and analysis
  • Waxing Expertise: Ability to accurately test skis and suggest appropriate waxes and covers; coordinating and working with a team to quickly and efficiently wax skis for a large number of skis for provincial and national level races.

As a full-time employee, the compensation package for this position will be based on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Applications should be in the form of a letter of application with CV and three references, submitted by e-mail no later than April 27th, 2011 to:

Nakkertok Ski Club
c/o Jennifer Tomlinson
Director – Racing Program

A more detailed job description is available on the Nakkertok Website www.nakkertok.ca
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