EOI for High Performance Coaching Experience

Do you have a desire to pursue coaching at a higher level and want to know more about what goes on at the national level with Australia’s best XC athletes? This is your chance!

The Australian Cross Country Ski Team is pleased to announce an assistant coaching opportunity for a recently trained coach looking to gain high level coaching experience. In June and July national team camps are being held and one development lucky coach will be given the opportunity to attend one of these camps as an observer and an assistant coach.

2014 recipient, Rob Jones had this to say about the experience.

….These two coaches not only allowed me to actively participate in the running of the tests, but gave me in depth knowledge as to what I should be looking for and how these results can shape an individual’s training program……Coming out the other side of the camp though shaped me as a coach, giving me a drive to continue as a coach in the sport to develop my skills further.

This year Rob returned to the AIS as a coach for the Australian Junior Development Team Camp!

The successful applicant will be able to attend one of the following camps.

National Senior Team testing camp, June 18-20, Australian Institute of Sport, ACT

Coaching would be alongside AUS XC head coach Finn Marsland, working with athletes from the World Cup and Continental Cup teams. The coach would get to observe national team physiological testing protocols, assist with running of the tests and be involved with interpretation of test data with the head coach and athletes. Accommodation and meals at the AIS would be provided for 3 days, plus agreed reimbursement of travel money.

Australian Junior / U23 On-snow Camp, June 28th – July 3rd (first 3 days only 28-30th), Falls Creek, VIC

Coaching alongside national team coaches, working with athletes from Junior/U23 and senior teams. The coach would get to observe national team training methods, assist with technique analysis and management of training sessions, and be involved in daily interaction with team coaches and athletes. Accommodation and meals would be provided for 3 days at the YMCA Howman’s Gap. Plus agreed reimbursement of travel money.

Eligible applicants are any person who has attended a cross country Coach Level 1 or 2 since 2011.

EOIs should be no longer than one page and outline: level of qualification (coach courses attended); coaching experience; which camp they would like to attend; coaching goals; and responses to the following questions: Why would you like to attend the camp? What do you hope to gain from attending the chosen camp? Each applicant will be assessed on an individual basis and the successful applicant will be the one judged most likely to continue to contribute to cross country skiing in Australia through their coaching. The successful applicant will be notified by Friday 29th May.

Expressions of interest need to be emailed to the National Coaching Director by Friday 22nd May.

For more information contact:

Allison McArdle

National Coaching Director – Cross Country

0416627747 (after 29th April only)


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