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Kanata Nordic - Now hiring: Part-time xc ski coach
By:  Kanata Nordic   (2011/09/29)


kanatanordiclogoA75pixels.gifKanata Nordic Racers Cross Country Ski Team is seeking an enthusiastic coach to support their program on a contract basis for the 2011/2012 ski season. KN has an established and successful racing program in a small team environment and is looking for coaching assistance to support experienced volunteer coaches. This position reports to the club’s Racing Coordinator.

The contract will begin immediately and be in effect until mid-March 2012. The time commitment is generally two hours on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (usually in the Kanata area) and three hours on Saturdays (in Gatineau Park), plus local race support. Skiers range in age from 11 to 17 years old.

Minimum qualifications:

  • ICC or CC level training or commitment to obtain this during the season
  • Knowledge of CCC Long Term Athlete Development Model
  • Police clearance for work with the vulnerable sector (can be in progress)
  • Have own transportation

Additional assets:

  • LTT level or higher, or a commitment to obtain this during the season
  • Previous experience with youth coaching or leadership or racing or high performance training


  • Work with volunteer coaches to implement a weekly training plan
  • Work directly with athletes
  • Provide general and sport-specific training assistance, support and feedback to athletes
  • Provide feedback to coaches


The successful candidate will be compensated based on an hours worked and paid biweekly. Pre-approved expenses will be reimbursed. The successful candidate may be able to earn additional hourly income by assisting with ski trail preparation in the Kanata area.

Please submit CV, with references, by e-mail to Racing Coordinator Mike Duivenvoorden (racing@kanatanordic.ca) by October 15, 2011. www.kanatanordic.ca

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