Professional Coach Advertisement
March 31, 2021
For Immediate Release
The Northern BC Centre for Skating is accepting applications for a specialized coach to join their dynamic coaching team. All members of the coaching team are expected to work together to achieve technical and athlete advancement targets as established by the Director of Skating. The successful candidate will be entrusted with significant responsibility to drive the operational excellence that members have come to expect from all NBCCS programs. The position is divided into several parts as outlined below.
The Off-Ice Coach is a critical role to the ongoing success of our Centre as the professional will interact with athletes, parents, coaching staff and the executive committee from time to time. Presently sessions are being offered virtually.
Planning, execution and implementation of the off-ice training curriculum including:
- Junior Academy Off-Ice
- Junior/Intermediate Off-Ice
- Intermediate/Senior Off-Ice
Content delivery shall be age and level specific and adherence to the Long Term Athlete Development Model shall be of critical importance. Curriculum must include:
- Flexibility, range of motion for injury prevention and increased suppleness to support optimal on-ice gains
- Strength focusing on core stability and balance as key ingredients for all facets of skill acquisition
- Plyometric tasks must be included in all classes
- Jump technique segments may be added based on coach aptitude
Assist coaches with private, semi-private and group lessons in accordance with team coaching principles established in the Centre Vision, Mission and Philosophy. Lessons outlined will be billed privately by the successful candidate. Direction for lesson content will be established by the Director of Skating and will be provided on an as needed basis. The coach will be required to submit a Coach Specialization Survey which will further establish specific areas of focus. The coach will also fill in for absent coaches as required.
SUPPLEMENTARY ON-ICE COACHING
Planning, execution and implementation of the Elementary CanSkate Program including:
- daytime Elementary CanSkate (pending PHO approval)
- afternoon CanSkate (3 sessions per week)
capacity building, specifically as relates to acquiring new schools into the program
Supplementary employment opportunities are available in a related field with a partner organization. Further details will be outlined during the interview process.
The suitable candidate must have advanced networking and communication skills. To support our mission of representing the needs of all Clubs within our region, the candidate must be willing to travel to accommodate requests.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Regional Coach Certification is a minimum requirement for this position. Initiative in advancing professional development shall be considered an asset to candidate selection. The coach must demonstrate a willingness to further their certification at their own motivation. Additionally the coach should exemplify a willingness to observe and mentor sessions under the Director of Skating and Director by attending off-ice sessions hosted by the Director on a volunteer basis.
Salary to commensurate based on experience. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to both contacts listed below.
Rory Allen – Director of Skating