Coaches needed for BC Junior Team going to Nats

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The BCDSS is seeking Ultimate coaches (both head and assistant) for the BC “All Star” team competing at the National Championships in Toronto, Ontario from August 9 to 12, 2007.

We are looking for energetic people to train student athletes’ aged 15 to 18, high levels of Ultimate on their quest to defend the National Title in the Juniors Division. The training will be conducted in the Lower Mainland from the end of May until early August as they prepare for the National Championships.


The team is co-ed, so we require a minimum of one male and one female coach/chaperone. As these student athletes are all 18 years old or younger, the minimum age requirement for the coaches/chaperones is 21.


These are part-time positions that will need at least 10 - 15 hours per week coaching and developing strategies for the summer program. The summer program is usually two evenings plus one morning of a weekend per week (e.g. Tuesday and Thursday from 6 pm to 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am until 1 pm.) You will also be required to chaperone/coach these student athletes during the tournament in Toronto. The total time commitment will be around 200 hours including trips away for the summer.


The remuneration will be based upon our level of funding from various groups. We expect to be able to pay the head coaches approx. $15/hour + expenses. This includes flight, food and other expenses related to the teams travel.


The BCDSS will provide some of the equipment (cones, discs and a first aid kit). You can also be reimbursed for the purchase of some other materials (with prior BCDSS approval) that will assist you throughout the summer.


These positions would be a great opportunity for ultimate players already in the teaching profession or wishing to move in that direction.


The following would be assets, though not mandatory:


- experience with teaching children


- experience coaching children


- lifeguard / play leader in community programs - strong ultimate skills


- first aid certifications


- UPA coaching certifications


- NCCP coaching certifications


- a strong interest in developing the game of Ultimate


- a strong interest in teaching


If you are interested in one of these positions, please send a resume, a copy of the BCDSS coaching application form, and a copy of the BCDSS Coaching and Chaperone Code of Conduct form (both found on the BCDSS website http://bcdss.bc.ca/ultimate/indexj.html) to William Arlotta (juniors AT bcdss.bc.ca), and tell us why you would be a good candidate for the position. Also, please indicate your availability through the summer.


The deadline for all applications is February 23, 2007.


Due to time constraints, we can only contact those applicants that are short-listed to be interviewed.


Finally, since you will be working with children, you will be required to have a criminal record check.


Please visit the BCDSS website for further information about our organization and the sport of Ultimate http://bcdss.bc.ca/ultimate/index.html.


Please visit the CUPA website for further information on the Canadian Ultimate Championships http://www.canadianultimate.com/cuc.htm.


Thank you for your interest in supporting Juniors Ultimate in BC!


Sincerely,


William Arlotta,


BCDSS Juniors Coordinator