Seasonal Youth Sailing Coach

Long Beach Yacht Club
6201 E. Appian Way
Long Beach, CA 90803
United States

Industry
Coaching
Job Start Date
6/5/2021
Job End Date
7/30/2021
Application Closing Date
6/1/2021
Manages Others
No
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
No
Housing Provided
Yes
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
Some Travel

Job Description

JOB TITLE:

Seasonal Sailing Instructor


JOB SUMMARY:

A position which requires professional youth sailing instruction and coaching in a regatta setting.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Report to Sailing Director


COMPENSATION:

Negotiable and commensurate with experience


TIME REQUIREMENTS:

Seasonal; full-time during Summer Program (June 14th through July 30th, 2021).  The Summer Program is an intensive seven-week, five-day program with additional weekend regattas. Candidates must be flexible with regard to work days/hours. Time off is only permitted in extenuating circumstances.  Part-time coaching opportunities may also be available during the Spring (March-May).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Instruct a class of youth sailors with ability levels ranging from beginner to advanced (ages 5-17) in a variety of boats including Naples Sabots, CFJs, RS Fevas, Lasers, and/or C420s.
  • Assist sailors in setting goals with a focus on progress, improvement, and a winning tradition.
  • Encourage participation and motivate sailors to a high level of commitment at practices and regattas.
  • Develop daily lesson plans making full and constructive use of scheduled program times, combining classroom and on-the-water lessons or activities.
  • Travel locally and regionally to regattas accompanied by parents, sailors, and/or other coaches (often on weekends).
  • Physically assist sailors in launching, rigging and storing boats.
  • Facilitate minor repairs and daily maintenance as needed.
  • Perform seamanship tasks to include keeping boats, equipment, and storage facility clean and organized.
  • Evaluate and document progress/improvement in sailing skills of class students.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with students, parents, staff and supervisor, demonstrating a sense of maturity and responsibility for the program.
  • Act as an appropriate role model and encourage the highest levels of sportsmanlike behavior.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring a safe, organized, and educational environment.
Job Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS:
• At least 1-2 years prior coaching experience with youth sailors

• Ability to lead classroom chalk-talks, on-the-water practices, and regatta coaching.

• Past participation in youth, high school, and/or collegiate programs with a competitive focus.

• Technical experience with Naples Sabot (or other single-handed dinghy) and CFJ (or other double-handed dinghy).

• Demonstrate a commitment to working as a team, foster strong working relationships, and support the efforts of fellow instructors.

• Must be responsible, reliable, and enthusiastic with good judgment and class leadership skills.

• US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 Instructor or equivalent certification required

• Current CPR/First Aid certification required (LBYC will provide an opportunity to renew at no cost).
Employer
Cameron MacLaren
6201 E. Appian Way
Long Beach CA 90803
United States

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