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CCA Seeks National BMX Coach

October 18, 2005 — The Canadian Cycling Association is seeking candidates for the position of National BMX Coach, who will be responsible for directing the Association’s men’s and women’s BMX programs at the elite and junior level. This will include providing leadership and support in preparation for athletes competing at World Championships and Major Games, with a focus on the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.

Evaluation of the National BMX Coach will be based on the position’s key responsibilities, which are:
“¢ With HP director, develop and plan annual programs for senior and development National Teams in:
o Men’s and women’s BMX
“¢ Accompany the National BMX team in major projects including but not limited to training camps, development projects, World Championships and Major Games.
“¢ Ensure that the programs in his or her discipline are coordinated with other NT programs to best use the resources available to the CCA.
“¢ Advise the CCA Events Committee on the National Calendar.
“¢ With the National Cycling Centre Coordinator, ensure that NT athletes have adequate coaching support and if necessary help them source this support.
“¢ With the NCCC, ensure that all NT athletes adhere to the NT Athlete Agreement and that there is adequate reporting of the athletes’ training and competition schedule.
“¢ With the CCA Sport Science Committee and NCCC, ensure that all data from National Team athletes’ activities is gathered in an appropriate format and made available for analysis.
“¢ Analyze, evaluate and report on National Team programs.
“¢ With the CCA High Performance Committee, develop selection criteria for World Championships and Major Games, NT List nominations and AAP Carding nominations.
“¢ With the HP Coordinator, ensuring that all programs are run within designated budgets.
“¢ With the HP Coordinator, ensuring that all national team projects have competent support staff (managers, coaches, directeurs sportif, soigneurs, mechanics), and ensuring direction and evaluation of this staff.
“¢ Attend key national and international events.
“¢ With the NCCC, the HP Director and the HP Coordinator, ensure that there are adequate professional development opportunities to coaches.
“¢ With the CCA Public Relations Officer, ensure that NT Programs, NT selection and NT performances are communicated in an appropriate and timely manner.
“¢ With the High Performance Director and Marketing Director, ensure that the National Team is adequately supplied with equipment to meet its needs, and that marketing and sponsorship opportunities are pursued when appropriate.

The successful candidate must have proven leadership, vision and expertise in the planning and implementation of a high-performance program. International equivalency will be accepted. Proven ability in the technical application of training and competition plans and excellent management and communication skills in English and French are required.

Candidates must be registered in or have completed NCCP Level IV. Minimum Level III NCCP Certification is required. NCCP Course Conductor Status for cycling components of the 3M National Coaching Certification Program would be considered an asset.

Extensive travel both domestically and internationally is required.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume, along with salary expectations, by October 31, 2005.

The Canadian Cycling Association wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

This position is made possible with the financial support from the Government of Canada.

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