Head Opti and Laser Team Coach

Port Credit Yacht Club
115 Lakefront Promenade
Mississauga, ON L5E 3G6

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Job End Date
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Experience Required
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
Some Travel

Job Description
Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC), is seeking a professional Optimist and Laser coach with INTERNATIONAL racing & coaching experience for the 2019 season. This position would be responsible for organizing and implementing the seasonal racing program. We are seeking to fill up to two coach positions, which will be based at our club in Mississauga, ON.

The role of the HP Race Team Coach is to provide development, leadership and coaching to the PCYC’s High Performance Optimist and/or Laser race teams from the beginning of April through to the end of October 2019. The term could be adjusted to the needs of the right candidate, including a winter program with international training and travel.

Job Description:
The Coaches will be expected to:
• Develop training programs for high performance and the development of Optimist or Laser athletes
• Prepare dynamic sessions for on and off water training
• Hold daily debriefs & evaluations
• Draft and communicate travel plans/budgets for offsite training camps and regatta
• Travel with team members to identified regattas
• Work and mentor PCYC Development Team coaches & athletes
• Run training clinics

Work Environment:
This position requires domestic and international travel (for candidate open to running winter program) to regattas, training camps and meetings. The schedule includes athlete program management, active coaching, program administration and meetings with volunteers. The position requires initiative, resourcefulness and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Hours of Work & Remuneration:
Candidate will work full-time from April until the end of October 2019. Evening and weekend work is required. The term could be adjusted to the needs of the right candidate, including a winter program with international training and travel.
Job Requirements
Credentials & Experience:
The Head Coach shall have the following qualities, credentials and experience:
• Significant racing experience in either Optimist class or Laser class
• At least four (4) years of race team coaching experience with either the Optimist or Laser
• Excellent organizational, time management, communication and motivation skills.
• Current Standard First Aid with CPR certification
• PCOC certification
• CANSail coaching certifications or an internationally recognized equivalence
Employer Contact Information
Port Credit Yacht Club
Thomas Fogh
115 Lakefront Promenade
Mississauga ON L5E 3G6

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