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National Team Head Coach, Women’s Artistic Gymnastics


National Team Head Coach, Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

OTTAWA, ON (November 30, 2021) – Gymnastics Canada (GymCan) is the national sport governing body responsible for the governance, development, and promotion of Gymnastics in Canada. Gymnastics Canada works closely with the twelve (12) Provincial Federations and over 700 clubs to provide a broad range of programs and services to meet the needs of all participants. From athlete development to coach and judge education, Gymnastics Canada sets the operation standards and practices for the sport in Canada. Our mandate is to promote and provide positive and diverse gymnastics experience through the delivery of quality and safe gymnastics programing.

 

GymCan’s WAG High Performance program has made strong progress in the Tokyo 2020 quadrennial and is looking to continue having consistent top 8 and podium performances at future World Championships and Olympic Games. As well, and as importantly, the opportunity to build on an already strong athlete/coach support system throughout Canada is possible through the development and implementation of a coordinated Athlete Development Model (ADM) by early 2022. With this in mind, Gymnastics Canada is looking for a long term inspirational technical leader for the WAG high performance program; someone who understands the challenges and unique opportunities of a club-based and decentralized high performance structure; someone who excels in building rapport and strong relationships with high performance coaches and athletes from a mentorship perspective; and someone who understands the appropriate structures required for the implementation of an effective sport science support infrastructure. This individual is required to live in Canada full time – choice of location can be flexible to the individual’s needs.

 

Reporting to the GymCan CEO and working in conjunction with the Program Manager – Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG), the National Team Head Coach - WAG shall be responsible for leading and executing the vision for GymCan’s WAG National Team program, managing the direct coaching support and national team program implementation for athletes within the national team program and, where applicable, assisting in developing athletes within the WAG high-performance athlete development system. As the lead WAG technical expert for GymCan, the National Team Head Coach - WAG will lead the implementation of a world-leading high-performance WAG program that targets continued improvement of podium and medal performances for Canada at major international competitions (World Cups, World Championships, multi-sport competitions, and the Olympic Games) in a manner consistent with GymCan’s Safe Sport Policies and Principles.

 

In setting the direction for the WAG high-performance program, the National Team Head Coach – WAG will work with personal coaches, the WAG Integrated Support Team (IST), the Program Manager – WAG and the CEO as required in the areas of program planning, coach support, athlete monitoring, and overall program evaluation. The National Team Head Coach – WAG demonstrates high level planning, evaluation, and communication skills, has strong insight and perspective on the unique Canadian gymnastics high-performance environment, and understands the Canadian sport system and the positioning of the WAG high-performance program within the high-performance sport funding framework in Canada. As importantly, this individual has demonstrated high level relationship building capacity in a decentralized high-performance environment.

 

The National Team Head Coach - WAG may represent GymCan in dealings with Sport Canada, Own the Podium, the Coaching Association of Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee, Commonwealth Games Canada, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), the Pan American Gymnastics Union (PAGU), and other national or international service organizations with respect to WAG high-performance activities and programs.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
NATIONAL TEAM

 

ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

 

COACHING DEVELOPMENT

 

SPORT SCIENCE AND RESEARCH (INTEGRATED SUPPORT TEAM)

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates will have NCCP Level 4 certification/Advanced Coaching Diploma or equivalent internationally recognized advanced coaching gymnastics education qualifications and must possess:

 

This is a full-time position with frequent domestic and international travel. There is an expectation of full-time residence in Canada, but location is flexible. The salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience and will include an attractive employee benefit package. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their applications and resume, with salary expectations to:

 

Mary DeGrasse, Executive Assistant

Gymnastics Canada

RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, K1H 7X7

mdegrasse@gymcan.org

 

Gymnastics Canada wishes to fill this position in early 2022 but will continue to accept applications for the post until suitable candidates are secured. 

Intended start date (whether in Canada or remote until a work visa can be secured) is early 2022 ideally.

Financial Support for this position is provided in part through Sport Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee.