Telemark Nordic Club (West Kelowna, BC) Seeks Head Coach

FasterSkierMay 17, 2023


The Telemark Nordic Club is seeking an exceptional leader to join a tight-knit and highly motivated team of athletes and coaches as the Nordic Head Coach. Situated in B.C.’s Central Okanagan Valley (pop. 170,000), Telemark is a growing club with almost 70 skiers in the Competitive Program and a further 165 in the Youth Development Program (Jackrabbits). The 2023 season was our most successful season ever. Our team won the BC Championship title for the second season in a row, was the 7th ranked club at the 2023 Canadian National Championships, and had numerous racers compete at BC Winter Games, Canada Winter Games, and World Junior Championships.

Telemark is unique in integrating its competitive Nordic and Biathlon programs, and the Nordic Head Coach will coach athletes in both disciplines. As part of our club coaching team, the Nordic Head Coach has primary responsibility for planning and overseeing Nordic coaching activities for all athletes within the integrated program, including Track Attack (ages 9-11), Train to Train (ages 12-14), and Learn to Compete (ages 15-19). Key responsibilities include developing training plans, delivering technical coaching, coordinating volunteers, leading the team at competitions, and communicating regularly with athletes and families. The Nordic Head Coach also supports program development and strategic planning, athlete and coach recruitment, and integration with other club programs, including Biathlon, Youth Development, and Masters

The Nordic Head Coach is one of the most important positions at Telemark, and the successful candidate will play a central role in the future growth and success of the Competitive Program. The ability to provide high quality technical coaching is important for this position, but even more so are the skills and vision to help create a positive club environment in which our skiers can learn and grow.

We are guided by Nordiq Canada and Biathlon Canada’s vision of cross-country skiing and biathlon as ‘Sports for Life’ and are looking for a Head Coach who can support and inspire each of our athletes towards a lifetime of fulfillment in the sport. Some of our skiers have their eyes set on high performance, and the Nordic Head Coach will support these athletes on their journey to achieving excellence at the highest levels of the sport

The Nordic Head Coach reports to the Program Manager and works closely with the Telemark Coach Committee (including Biathlon Head Coach, Assistant Coach, and lead volunteer coaches) to plan and deliver progressive training programs structured on Nordiq Canada / Biathlon Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model. As a full-time employee of the Club, the position offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

If this opportunity to join our team interests you, we would love to hear from you! To apply, please submit a resumé and cover letter (maximum 1,000 words) to Mike Edwards, Telemark General Manager:

Deadline for applications is June 18, 2023 or until a suitable candidate is found. For a full job posting and job description please link here Telemark Head Coach


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