Job Description: Misfit Ultimate Coach - Summer

Overview

Founded in 2008, Misfit Ultimate is Canada’s largest youth ultimate program with over 10 teams and 250 participants each year.

As a Misfit Ultimate Coach, you will work with 1-2 other coaches and be responsible for teaching, inspiring, and supervising a Misfit Touring or Regional 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, BCU, or Ultimate Canada, and adhere at all times to the VULS Youth Supervisor Code of Conduct
  • Attend all touring and regional tryouts and perform player evaluations in an unbiased manner
  • Attend all team practices an tournaments as both a chaperone and coach. These include:
    • Misfit Cup (late June)
    • BC Provincials (mid-July)
    • Canadian Ultimate Championships (August - if applicable)
  • Develop and execute team 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 program description 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 - $400 - $700, 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!

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