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Nakkertok Nordic - Looking for Part-time Coaches
By:  Nakkertok Nordic   (2012/05/25)


Nakkertok Nordic - Looking for Part-time Coaches

Nakkertok is one of Canada’s largest and most successful ski clubs. Through the hard work of both our athletes and our coaches, our racing program has enjoyed considerable success , winning the club banner at Nationals for the past three years. We are a volunteer run club that prides itself on its community-run philosophy. 

This year has seen some changes to our coaching ranks with our long-time head coach Mike Vieira leaving us and moving to Canmore to coach with Rocky Mountain Racers. We have hired Kieran Jones to be responsible for our Learn to Complete and Train to Compete Programs. We continue to have Geoff Tomlinson as our Train to Train coach and the coach responsible for the club‘s overall coach development.

While having two full-time coaches is wonderful, we will not be able to deliver our programs without part-time coaching support. We are looking to hire several part-time coaches in a number of roles. If you are interested in any of the positions please respond electronically to racing.director@nakkertok.ca by June 15th with your coaching resume and a cover letter explaining how you will fit as a coach with the Nakkertok Program. If you have questions or need more information please ask at the same email address.

Assistant Coach - T2C program (athletes aged 18 to 23 Looking to go to Training Centres)

Reports to the L2C/T2C lead coach

Role description

o Assists directly in the planning and organization of training sessions

o Provides personalized technical feedback to athletes; evaluates their progress in cooperation with the L2C/T2C lead coach

o Attends training camps and regular training sessions in summer , fall and winter

o Provides race support in winter, including leading trips., organizing wax support, etc...

o Supports overall T2C program objectives 


o Prior coaching experience, must have completed full CCI L2C at minimum or Level 2

o Strong ability to connect with athletes of various ages and development stages

o Must be available on weekends to lead Sunday/Saturday practices

o Previous volunteer experience as a coach in a XC Skiing program

Level of commitment:

o Approximately 10 hours per week on average mainly on weekends.

o Participate in 2 summer training camps

o Lead 2 Quebec cup races (2 three day weekends)

Assistant Coach - Sport Etude (SE) Program ( could be combined with role below)

Reports to the L2C/T2C lead coach

Role description

o Develop the overall SE program plan under the supervision of the Nakkertok L2C lead coach

o Deliver the training programs for the Sport Etude Program 

o  Be able to develop and provide specific technique feedback to SE athletes

o Work with the program administrator to ensure alignment with the educational goals

o  Works with the program administrator to organize education sessions


o Must have NCCP coaching level ICC(to be paid) and be willing to worki towards CCI-T2T. 

o Bilingualism an asset

o Must have previous competitive skiing experience

o Previous volunteer experience as a coach in a XC Skiing program

Level of commitment:

o 9 hours per week, broken down as follows, three 2 hour afternoon sessions per week, plus 1 hour of preparation time for each session - September to June

 Assistant coach(es) - number depending on both demand and interest and funding

Note this position is intended to attract new aspiring coaches in skiing, either former or current athletes that are interested in pursuing coaching as a career or part-time employment.

Reports to the L2C/T2C or T2T lead coach as assigned

Role description

o Deliver practice plans from the Program Lead Coach

o Work with volunteer coaches to deliver training when Lead Coach is absent

o Provide technique feedback to athletes in the program as needed


o Coaching level: must have ICC (to be paid) and be willing to work towards CCI T2T

o Strong communication skills in person

o Competitive XC Skiing background

o Previous volunteer experience as a coach in a XC Skiing program

o Strong ability to connect with athletes of wide variety of ages and development stages

Level of commitment:

o 5 to 9 hours per week, two hours on Tues/Thurs evening, 3 to 4 hours on Sunday/Sat mornings

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