Hi all - the team is growing and we are recruiting additional coaches to our stellar 7-member coaching team. Here's our recruitment overview and the Assistant Coach job description. If you know of anyone who may fit the bill, please forward it to them. Thanks!
The Tripleshot Cycling Youth Team is adding to its coaching team!
If you are keen to join a cycling coaching team that instills a sense of fun and learning to a dynamic group of youth cyclists on weekdays and/or weekends, the Tripleshot Youth Team is interested in hearing from you.
Tripleshot Cycling Club’s youth program is a progressive, inclusive, athlete-development program aimed at turning kids on to cycling, at a level suited to them. As a Tripleshot Coach, you will help the Head Coach to plan and execute a year-round program with ability-appropriate training and races. You like kids, are creative in designing fun and productive workouts that include an appropriate use of competition, and are committed to a strongly ethical and team-based cycling program.
The team, which started in 2010, has riders ranging from 10-18 years old and most participate in four disciplines: road, track, mountain and cross. Alumni of the team include 2020 Olympic hopefuls Jay Lamoureux and Adam de Vos, 2015 Pan Am Gold Medallist Evan Carey, National team and 2020 World Cup medallist track rider Erin Attwell, Junior National team riders Sarah Van Dam, Riley Pickrell and Red Truck Racing P/B Mosaic Homes riders Brenna Pauly and Chris McLeod.
We currently have assistant coaches with national team and pro cycling experience working with Head Coach Lister Farrar. We are looking to increase our coaching team to help with our growing number of youth riders. Most training sessions feature three ability groups (A, B, C) which requires three coaches per session.
- Must enjoy working with youth; options to coach newer or more experienced riders
- Part-time and half-time positions available year round
- Practices 4:30-6:30 Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday starting and finishing at central location
- 9 am - 12 pm Saturdays (A group only)
- 10 am - 12 pm Sundays
- Pay commensurate with experience and qualifications
- Experience in road/mtn/cross/track disciplines an advantage (note: track coaches are contracted through the GVVA to deliver the FastTrack program)
- Coach certification an asset (NCCP Community Initiation or Competition Introduction or PMBIA (Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Assoc)
- Starting March 2020
Contact: Lister Farrar 250.882.5420
or Joanna Fox 250.532.2312
Assistant Coach Job Description
Tripleshot Cycling Club’s youth program is a progressive, inclusive, athlete-development program aimed at turning kids on to cycling at a level suited to them. As a Tripleshot Coach, you will help the Head Coach to plan and execute a year-round program with ability-appropriate training and racing. You like kids, are creative in designing fun and productive workouts that include an appropriate use of competition, and are committed to a strongly ethical and team-based cycling program.
This could work well for a university/college student studying coaching or kinesiology, with consideration for exams and other peak periods.
Position: Tripleshot Cycling Assistant Coach
Effective Date: March 1, 2020
Employer: Tripleshot Cycling Club
Position: Assistant coach
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
The Tripleshot Cycling Program Coach must have a passion for coaching youth and cycling, and be able to meet the challenge of developing an expanding, successful youth cycling program.
The youth program serves riders in the Greater Victoria region who are focused on gaining the necessary skills and experience to be competitive racers in a variety of cycling disciplines including road, track, cyclocross and mountain bike. The athletes in the program range in age from 10-18.
The Tripleshot Cycling Assistant Coach will have NCCP coaching certification or be working towards certification, have experience in developing programs and practice planning incorporating fitness, technical skill and racing tactical elements.
In addition to active coaching, key responsibilities include:
1. Program planning, coordination and implementation
2. Sponsor, club and parent relations
1. Program planning, coordination and implementation
The Assistant Coach will assist the Head Coach to develop, plan and implement an annual development program that utilizes Tripleshot youth team administrative and material support and has the following characteristics:
Provide input to weekly, monthly, and seasonal plans with the Head Coach
Lead up to three training sessions per week (January 1-Nov 30); 2 mid-week, 1 on weekend; the team has 4-5 weeks off throughout the year
Coordinate race travel plans with the Tripleshot Head Coach and parent travel volunteer as appropriate
Provide coaching at races in the calendar identified as team projects
2. Sponsor and club relations:
The Assistant Coach role is a public role in both the immediate Tripleshot Cycling Club and the wider cycling community. The Assistant Coach role is required to be aware of and support the club and team sponsors and be involved in team fundraising opportunities.
The Assistant Coach reports directly to the Tripleshot Head Coach.
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