TITLE: Ski Jumping Canada Head Coach
REPORTING TO: High Performance Director Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined and
Board of Ski Jumping Canada
SCOPE OF POSITION:
The Coach, will work in a collaborative manner within the Ski Jumping and Nordic
Combined Training Centre (SJNCTC) in the following areas:
1. Coach the Women’s national Ski Jumping Team and coordinate other coaching
resources as required.
2. Focus on the development and preparation of the Women’s National team for
international top level competition
3. Train, teach, and mentor all other coaches within the National and Provincial
programs on all aspects of ski jumping technique and equipment maintenance
1. Design and deliver high performance training and competition programs. Develop and
implement a Yearly training plan in conjunction with HPD.
2. In cooperation with the SJNCTC coaches, maintain an annual program plan, session
and weekly plan. Communicate all plans to parents of Women’s team via email.
3. Schedule assistant coaches and/or volunteer parents as needed to deliver quality
program. Coordinate invoicing with program assistant coaches, forward invoices at
month end to SJC treasurer.
4. Facilitate and hold regular testing sessions, as per annual program schedule.
Communicate verbally or via written feedback the progress of each athlete.
5. Assist in development and implementation of skier-recruiting system, involving all
SJ/NC Training Centre coaches.
6. Develop annual program budget with HPD and submit to the SJC board of directors for
approval (annually before May 31).
7. Plan, according to the budget, and participate in trips, as per the program outline.
8. Communicate trip arrangements with parents.
9. All over night trip plans to be sent to HPD for approval 4-6 weeks in advance.
10. Submit for reimbursement all receipts and invoices from travel to SJC treasurer within 1
week of return to Calgary.
11. Maintain equipment pool inventory, provide care and repair, and order new equipment
12. Review proposed program related expenses with HPD prior to committing to or incurring
13. Keep records as required for risk management purposes (Hill check, equipment check,
accident reports, etc).
14. Act as a substitute coach for other National team programs and provincial level
programs as required and co-ordinated with other coaches.
15. Contribute as required to hill preparation and upkeep to ensure safe training
environment. On regular basis evaluate K38, K63, and K89 facility needs in cooperation
with all coaches.
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16. May be asked to assist with the development, upgrade and delivery of coaching
17. Coach contractor may do administrative work out of a home office. Office space with
wireless internet connection is available at the Ski Jump Centre.
18. Provide a request for a quarterly invoice 4 times per year. Dates: May 15, July 15, Sept
15, Dec 15.
19. Submit Monthly invoices for coaching services / expense statements with receipts for
program related expenses incurred.
20. Assist in or undertake the construction of sport specific equipment or facilities for SJ
athletes as needed.
21. Each National team coach should receive a minimum of 5 days of one-on-one training
(including Nordic Combined).
22. Create and promote a positive culture of excellence within the coaching and athlete
groups of Ski Jumping Canada.
23. Perform other duties as assigned.
1. Dress appropriately to perform duties and look professional;
2. Be punctual;
3. Set clear boundaries for all athletes and other coaches;
4. Always bring a positive attitude to practice and competition;
5. Use other experts to help create best in world YTP training, competition, diet, and
6. Assist Scott Johnston or other head Nordic Combined coach minimum of 10 hours
per summer and 5 hours per winter to develop ski jump coaching skills;
7. Participate in personal and professional development on an on-going basis with a
minimum of 2 weekend courses (or equivalent) per year;
8. Be honest and fair;
9. Be approachable and trustworthy;
10. Apply discipline when necessary with consideration to severity of infraction;
11. Provide both positive and negative constructive feedback;
12. Challenge the athletes to learn the how and why of ski jumping technique, training,
and equipment and not just the ‘what’;
13. Encourage the athletes to problem solve and find solutions to their own technical
issues or problems;
NCCP Level 3 Coaching certification or higher
Proven ability to work with National level athletes
Must be patient
Appropriate oral and written communication skills
Must provide a recent City of Calgary Police check
Must have up to date first aid certificated
Must have a valid class 4 driver’s license and provide the last 3 year driving
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Minimum high school diploma but preference will be a university / collage
Must have minimum 4 years coaching experience
Must be willing to work outside in all weather conditions
Must have a Cellular phone with email capability for communication with
program participants and HPD
Must have a computer with internet access to provide updates to program
participants, HPD, and other coaches
Must sign and abide by the SJC code of conduct
Must sign and follow SJC driving procedure
HOURS OF WORK: Flexible with training schedule. Working an average of 40 hours per week.
Exception would be trips, scheduled program breaks.
$50,000 base salary
$3000 additional upon completion of level 4 coaches certification
$5000 additional bonuses awarded as per athlete performance criteria and expectations
Bonuses may be invoiced at end of month in which performance criteria are met.
Performance criteria to be set for each athlete individually in conjunction with Ted Bafia and
HPD. See appendix ‘C’.
Chairman, Ski Jumping Canada DATE:
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Coaching duties must include the following:
• They must be aware of the applicable standards, written and unwritten, as well as internal
policies and rules governing the field of play (slope), their discipline and the programs
offered by the team.
• Coach must monitor their participants’ fitness and skill levels, and teach new skills in a
progressive fashion suitable to their age and skills.
• If there is no ready access to medical personnel or qualified trainers, coaches must keep
adequate first aid supplies on hand; and be trained in administering first aid.
• Coach must carry with them, at all times, emergency contact numbers and participants’
medical profiles as well as parental permission for medical treatment.
• Coach must ensure that any participants they supervise have adequate medical extended
health insurance (including rescue, ambulance, etc.) if they travel out of province or out
• Coach must inspect facilities and equipment before every training session and competition
and take steps to ensure deficiencies are corrected immediately, or adjust you activities
accordingly to avoid the risk.
• Coach should be covered by the liability insurance policy of SJC, or your own liability
• Coaches must be provided with or have adequate accident insurance, including income
continuance or be registered by SJC with WCB.
• Coaches must not be afraid to stop or withdraw from any activity that poses unreasonable
risks, including stopping a training session or removing your team or your participants
from a competition.
• Coaches must pursue training, professional development, and coaching certification.
• Coaches should follow the check list below:
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APPENDIX A continued
Preliminary essential information:
• you have phone numbers and addresses of athletes and their parents
• you have identified the ski patrol location for medical and/or safety services
• you are aware of the medical conditions of each athlete (e.g. illnesses, allergies,
• you have in your immediate possession the I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency) numbers
(for each athlete, who to contact in an emergency situation)
• you are aware of any special procedures required in the event of an emergency for
• you have letters of permission for medical treatment
Information Athletes and Parents
• you have informed the parents and the athletes of the risks inherent in the sport in
general and the specific planned activities
• you have fully and properly explained the safety procedures and instructions related to
• you have checked that the athletes understand the rules, regulations, safety
procedures and instructions related to all activities
• when giving explanations for an activity during a training session or during competition,
you have emphasized and highlighted potential situational risks
• you have planned activities which are appropriate for the age, fitness, and ability level
of the athletes
• you make sure that all training sessions start with an appropriate warm-up
• you have planned activities to include a reasonable progression and challenge for the
• you have planned alternate activities for athletes who cannot perform the task as
planned for the larger group
Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
• you have prepared a formal, written emergency action plan
• you have briefed all coaches, assistants, athletes and other affected parties on the
emergency action plan and their role(s) in it
Inspecting Equipment and Terrain
• you are fully aware of the specific safety standards related to equipment (netting,
fencing, setting rules, hill difficulty)
• you have checked that each individual athlete’s personal equipment (skis, boots and
protective equipment) are properly adjusted and in good condition and meet any
discipline rules or regulations
• you have assessed the safety of the terrain itself (e.g. hill protection, snow conditions)
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APPENDIX A continued
• you have personally examined and identified any environmental, equipment, terrain or
human risk factors
• you have checked that the athletes wear their protective equipment and that it is
properly adjusted and in good condition
• you have checked that each athlete is properly dressed for the expected weather
• you carry or have quick access to a first aid kit or immediate first aid services at all
• you have ensured that the number of athletes involved is not so high as to compromise
adequate supervision and safety
• you have looked for signs of fatigue in athletes and, if necessary, brought them into the
cool down phase or stopped the activity
• you are prepared to stop the training session if you have to leave the site for any
reason, or you are prepared to delegate supervisory responsibility for the activity to a
competent and qualified person
• you do not leave athletes unsupervised
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EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN (EAP)
An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a plan designed by coaches to assist them in responding
to emergency situations. The idea behind having such a plan prepared in advance is that it will
help you respond in a responsible and clear-headed way if an emergency occurs.
An EAP should be prepared for the ski hill where you normally hold training and for any ski hill
where you regularly host competitions.
An EAP can be simple or elaborate and should cover the following items:
• Designate in advance who is in charge in the event of an emergency (this may very well
• Have a radio with you and make sure the battery is fully charged. If this is not possible,
you will have to send someone at any ski lift to call the ski patrol.
• Have contact numbers (parents/guardians) for the athletes.
• Have on hand a medical profile for each athlete, so that this information can be provided
to emergency medical personnel. Include in this profile a signed consent from the
parent/guardian to authorize medical treatment in an emergency.
• Prepare descriptions of training site to provide ski patrol to enable them to reach the site
as rapidly as possible.
• Have a first aid kit accessible and properly stocked at all times (all coaches are strongly
encouraged to pursue first aid training)
When an injury occurs, an EAP should be activated immediately if the injured person:
• is not breathing
• does not have a pulse
• is bleeding profusely
• has impaired consciousness
• has injured the back, neck or head
• has a visible major trauma to a limb
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