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September 19/07 1:24 am - BMX Development Coach Needed for Olympic Oval National Cycling Centre

Posted by Editor on 09/19/07

BMX Development Coach - Olympic Oval National Cycling Centre
Courtesy Jayson Gillespie

Position: Development BMX Coach

Duties and Responsibilities: To provide a world class year round training and competition environment for development BMX athletes at the Olympic Oval National Cycling Centre. To develop a comprehensive training program and provide technical expertise to the developing BMX cyclists. The Olympic Oval National Cycling Centre- BMX Development Coach is also a key team member of the overall coaching unit based at the Olympic Oval. The coach must be able to work collaboratively with other Centre coaches in creating the best training environment for program athletes. Such work also requires that the incumbent be able to work under pressure and multitask effectively.

Reporting: The Olympic Oval National Cycling Centre - BMX Development Coach reports to the National Cycling Centre Head Coach and the Associate Director of Sport Development.

Hours of Work: This position is intended to be part time at 7-12 hours per week. Hours vary throughout the year ranging from 2.5-5 hours a day. Some travel during the year may be required. Work during the evenings and weekends will be required as much of the sporting environment occurs during non-office hours.

Qualifications: The candidate will have experience coaching at the Provincial/National Team level BMX athletes in training, camp and competitive situations. The following or equivalent qualifications: Level 2 or higher NCCP certification or willingness to achieve within a reasonable time frame, or a background in Kinesiology or equivalent. Skill and experience working with bicycle equipment is required. Knowledge and ability to work with augmented training systems: i.e., video, computer based training technology, etc. Knowledge of Canadian sport organizations, structures and entities in the sport of cycling as well as general amateur sport: i.e., Canadian Cycling Association, Alberta Bicycling Association, Alberta BMX Association, CODA, National Sports Centre-Calgary, etc. The successful candidate must also have or attain current CPR, First Aid, and AED certification.

Application Deadline: Applications will be submitted online through the University of Calgary Career Services website. Application Deadline is Tuesday, October 2, 2007. Please use the following link to access the UofC online job description:

Additional Information: Contact Jayson Gillespie, Head Coach, Olympic Oval National Cycling Centre. 403-210-7984,


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