Job: Strike Ultimate Coach

Overview

Founded in 2015, Strike Ultimate (formerly Savage) is a growing youth ultimate program based in Richmond, BC.

As a Strike Ultimate Coach, you will work with 1-2 other coaches to teach, inspire, and supervise a competitive youth ultimate team during the Summer season (April - August). You will be required to attend and lead three practices each week and all tournaments that your team attends.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complete background checks and training required by the VUL, BC Ultimate, or Ultimate Canada, and adhere at all times to the VULS Youth Supervisor Code of Conduct
  • Attend tryouts, and evaluate players in an unbiased manner
  • Attend all team practices and tournaments as both a chaperone and coach. These include:
    • Misfit Cup (June 22-23)
    • BC Provincials (July 13-14)
    • Canadian Ultimate Championships (August 11-14 for Touring team coaches only)
  • Develop and execute practice plans in partnership with the other coaches, adjusting accordingly after weekly evaluations
  • Focus on developing a positive, fun, inclusive, and spirited team culture
  • Provide weekly status updates to the Coordinators
  • Complete end-of-year feedback survey
  • Any other coaching-related duties reasonably requested by the Coordinators

See the Strike Ultimate page for typical practice times and tournament dates.

Qualifications

Required

  • Strong interest in developing the game of ultimate with youth
  • Strong ultimate background, including a demonstrated understanding of Spirit of the Game
  • Agree to a Code of Conduct and complete a criminal record check
  • Age 21+ (touring teams), 19+ (regional teams)

Desired

  • Previous experience teaching and/or coaching youth (e.g. youth leader, instructor)
  • NCCP or USAU coaching certifications
  • First aid certification
  • Experience playing ultimate at the provincial or national level

Benefits

  • Training opportunities - NCCP certification, First Aid, etc
  • Stipend, contingent on completion of all required responsibilities
  • Travel subsidy to CUC if applicable, including per diem for meals
  • Opportunity to develop your leadership and ultimate skills
  • A whole lot of fun!

Application

Applications for the 2019 summer season are now open and will close April 21, 2019. 

Apply to be a Strike coach here: https://forms.gle/pHLL5iTmnW4ZowE5A

For additional information, or if you have any questions, please email the Strike Coordinators at strike@vul.ca.