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June 5/07 2:46 am - Assistant Coach Named at NCC Atlantic

Posted by Editoress on 06/5/07

Feenstra Joins NCC Atlantic as Assistant Coach
Courtesy Luc Arseneau

Andrew Feenstra named Assistant coach at the National Cycling Centre ˆ Atlantic Canada

It is with great pleasure the National Cycling Centre ˆ Atlantic Canada announces Andrew Feenstra as Assistant Coach. Andrew Feenstra has been heavily involved in the development of cycling in Atlantic Canada, namely in Nova Scotia for many years, and fits the Centre's philosophy very well.

The creation of this contract is done in partnership with the National Sport Centre ˆ Atlantic, Bicycle Nova Scotia and the National Cycling Centre ˆ Atlantic Canada. Feenstra will be working under the direction of Centre's head coach, Luc Arseneau, from a satellite office based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

"It's been a major goal to have an assistant coach for the Centre. With the remodeling of our program according to the LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development), it enabled us to create a better partnership with the provinces. Andrew's first task will be to put together the Provincial Tier at the Train to Train stage;" comments Luc Arseneau.

Besides his work at the Train to Train stage, the newly named assistant coach will also be supporting the Selection and Giant Elite programs of the Centre in various capacities. The other objective will be to broaden our base at the local levels with the early development stages.

Andrew Feenstra is a fully certified level III (NCCP) coach and is enrolled in the NCI-Atlantic. Along the years, he served on the board of directors of both Bicycle Nova Scotia and Canadian Cycling Association. He was also the Head Coach of Team Nova Scotia at the 2005 Canada Summer Games where the men's team finished third overall.

The new title to his resume fits his development path very well. "It's an absolute fantastic opportunity to work with Luc Arseneau and the rest of the staff and volunteers at National Cycling Centre ˆ Atlantic Canada. The centre has been able to produce and support some of Canada's finest cycling athletes, and being able to join this group is wonderful. The new position will allow the next level of coaching to all cycling athletes in Atlantic Canada. The future is bright!" comments Andrew Feenstra

For Arseneau, this addition is a great sign for cycling growth in the Atlantic region: "His successes at the head of Team Nova Scotia undoubtedly turned many heads. This is where the idea of a provincial tier was born to help all Atlantic Provinces reach such level of success. I'm glad to have him aboard. We share a development philosophy and I'm sure we'll make a great coaching team."


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