Job PostingsNewsCross Country Saskatchewan Seeks Technical Director/High Performance Coach

Avatar Audrey ManganApril 1, 2013

saskatchewanCross Country Saskatchewan is looking to hire a skilled, dedicated and passionate provincial technical director / high performance coach to lead the Saskatchewan ski team into the 2015 Canada Winter Games. As the technical director/provincial coach you will be provided with the opportunity to shape, develop and nurture athletes in the Learning-to-Train to Learning-to-Compete stages of development, while creating the framework of a sustainable provincial ski program. Saskatchewan currently has six clubs with active racing skiers with dozens of developmental skiers ready to benefit from an enthusiastic leader. Clubs are supported by an eager and committed volunteer base ready and willing to support the position. The successful independent candidate will be required to work from their own home in the province of Saskatchewan.

General Competencies

Organizational and environmental awareness

Results-oriented

Developing others

Flexible

Innovative thinking

Planning and organizing

Team leadership

Strong communication skills

Functional Competencies

Current knowledge of ski technique

Knowledge of the principles of training

Knowledge of coaching

Knowledge of the CCC LTAD

Lead a team in competition

Ability to use office technology, software and applications

General responsibilities

The Coach/Technical Director is accountable for all aspects of the delivery and growth of the provincial High Performance program. In collaboration with the CCS Executive, the technical director/high performance coach will be responsible for the following performance measures:

  • Create the infrastructure to support a sustainable High Performance Program;
  • Support the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a provincial High Performance program’
  • Demonstrate an improvement in the number and performance of Saskatchewan skiers participating at divisionally and nationally sanctioned events and improved athlete placing at the 2015 CWG;
  • Ensure the coordination of single and multi-year periodized training and development programs and camps, competition schedules and integrated sports medicine plans for High Performance athletes;
  • Mentor, advise and support club coaches in an effort to grow club programs aimed at encouraging the development of Saskatchewan skiers;
  • Ensure individualized athlete mentoring and monitoring to High Performance athletes;
  • Ensure the coordination of logistics for provincial training events and competitions, including transportation, accommodation arrangements and attendance when identified by the High Performance Committee;
  • Ensure clubs work with the Coach/Technical Director regarding the coordination of activities involved in the preparation of a provincial team for any out-of-province event;
  • Encourage coaches’ support of the implementation of the Long Term Athlete Development (LATD) program within the province;
  • Foster the development of certified provincial coaches by supporting the coordination and delivery of NCCP training courses and other professional development activities including mentoring of club coaches;
  • Support the establishment and viability of clubs and High Performance athletes training with these clubs through the development and implementation of a support plan.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated coaching qualifications such as the NCCP Certification or equivalent certification
  • Post-secondary education in a physical education or sports administration field is an asset
  • Familiarity with Saskatchewan cross-country skiing environment
  • Car is required with a valid Class 5 License
  • Current CPR and First Aid
  • High speed internet is required

Need to know information

  • Competitive salary and benefits package for a 3 year term
  • Travel is an essential part of the position
  • Interested applicants can send resume to the CCS office at ccs@sasktel.net

 

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Audrey Mangan

Audrey Mangan (@audreymangan) is an Associate Editor at FasterSkier and lives in Colorado. She learned to love skiing at home in Western New York.

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