Job Posting - Development Team Short Track Speed Skating Coach

Position: Development Team Short Track Speed Skating Coach

Speed Skating Canada is seeking a coach for its National Short Track Training Centre in Montreal (CNCP).

Job description:
The position of Development Team Coach – Short Track is a full-time position based in Montreal. Supervised by the National Team Program Director, the coach will be responsible for the training of a group of athletes, identified by Speed Skating Canada, who constitute the second group of the CNCP – the Development Team. The coach will be responsible to plan the training for his group and will ensure it is personalized in order to meet each athletes’ specific needs. In cooperation with the coaching team, the coach will participate in preparing the annual training plan in order to ensure the coordination of the planned activities and to make sure the training methods are aimed at reaching the established performance objectives.

The coach will be responsible to prepare and conduct both on and off ice trainings. The coach will also be responsible to integrate the performance enhancing team members (physical trainer, nutritionist, sports therapist, etc.) in order for them all to act in a structured manner on the various aspects linked to training and competition performance. The coach will support the National Team coaches during some training sessions and will work closely with them to follow the athletes’ development within both teams.

The ideal candidate will:
• Demonstrate an advanced level of technical skill in short track speed skating, allowing him or her to analyse each skater’s optimal biomechanical characteristics
• Master the practice of preparing and adjusting blades and skates
• Have significant experience in short track racing strategy and tactics
• Show strong interest in teamwork and in working with multidisciplinary stakeholders
• Demonstrate strong leadership among athletes
• Have Level 3 certification, or the equivalent, from the National Coaching Certification Program

The candidate will have vision, energy, and enthusiasm, along with the desire to build a team wile working within a team. Bilingualism is an asset.

Salary will be based on experience.

Please address your application, along with your salary expectations, before May 14, 2007, to:
Yves Hamelin, National Team Program Director – Short Track, Speed Skating Canada, 402 – 2781, Lancaster road, Ottawa (Ontario) K1B 1A7.

All application will be treated with confidentiality.

For more information, please contact Yves Hamelin at the national short track center, at (514) 255-2254, ext. 8.

We thank all the candidates who apply, but we will only contact the candidates whose application is retained for further examination.

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Type of position: Full time - staff