Job Opportunity: Summer Assistant Coach (Jun - Sept.)
ASCK is seeking Assistant Coaches for the 2021 season.
The Assistant Coach with support from the Head Coach is responsible for delivery of the Slalom Program Plan through Alberta Training Days, Club Outreach and Event support. Events will primarily include ASCK led events as well as support for events hosted by the Alberta Whitewater Association (AWA) and Alberta Freestyle Kayak Association (AFKA) events.
The ultimate goal is to give more youth, more skills so they can achieve their goals and enjoy slalom kayaking through the LTAD process; from pool to podium to lifelong enjoyment.
Primary Roles and Responsibilities
The Assistant Coach in collaboration with the Head Coach is responsible for the organization, promotion, delivery and management of the ASCK summer program:
- Planning, coordination and delivery of club outreach days
- Preparation of athletes for the Alberta Cup slalom races and other events
- Event Support – course construction, event management, etc.
- Maintain and manage a safe paddling environment and facilities
- Maintain and manage all paddling equipment and assets
- Communicate with members within the communication plan
- Media Relations and Promotion to the public to recruit new members
- Support to Provincial Association programming including festivals, competitions and workshops
The Assistant Coach is accountable to the ASCK board of directors and takes direction from the ASCK Head Coach taking into account the individual athlete and clubs’ needs.
The Assistant Coach has a flexible working schedule that is coordinated around the clubs’ and Association’s programs.
- Daytime and evening work
- Regular weekday activities and weekend special events
- Flex schedule that provides time-off in lieu for personal activities
- Regular travel for club activities and to Association events (out-of-town mileage will be compensated)
The Assistant Coach is required to have the following qualifications.
Note some assistance may be available to upgrade these qualifications at the start of the season.
- NCCP Safe Sport Training Certification
- Level 3 Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) & Vulnerable Sector Check
- NCCP River Kayak Instructor 2 with preference to NCCP Comp-Intro Coach
- First Aid and CPR
- Swiftwater Rescue
- Driver’s License & Access to Personal Vehicle
- Must be eligible for Canada Summer Jobs
Compensation & Schedule
Assistant coaching positions will be paid an hourly wage of $18/hr. Significant flexibility in schedule can be accommodated. Evening and weekend hours will be required. Candidates to refer to ASCK 2021 Slalom Calendar for key dates and races.
The Assistant Coach will have experience in competitive kayaking, working with youth and a proven teaching philosophy of creating welcoming and fun spaces for paddlers of all levels.
Qualified applicants to submit their application to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to 11:59pm May 30th, 2021
New Head Coach!
Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak, after assessing and interviewing potential
applicants, is pleased to announce the appointment of Liam Smedley to the
position of High Performance Head Coach. Liam has experienced the full
spectrum of paddling, from canoeing and river running through high performance
C1 racing. Throughout his athletic career he has provided coaching support on
an occasional basis for the Ottawa River Runners and Whitewater Ontario for
age groups 10-18. This included planning and facilitating whitewater slalom
training sessions outdoors and in pool settings, entry level slalom instruction, as
well as recreational whitewater kayaking instruction. He has supported and
instructed at whitewater kayak summer camps, which included supporting river trip leaders
and accommodating groups with diverse skill levels.
Along with Liam’s personal C1 National and International achievements, he has
also competed in freestyle and creek racing. He has experience in annual
training plans, physical strength programming and sport specific technical
training for Canoe Slalom. He brings a positive attitude, creative problem solving
and a goal to foster a training environment of support, teamwork and empathy to
all paddlers who want to improve their skills. He understands the challenges of
high performance training and educational goals and the strategies for time
management and planning to achieve both.
Liam’s education includes a Bachelor of Engineering in Architectural Conservation & Sustainability
with Certifications in Gender Equity Training, Safe Sport Training and
Activity Leaders Program. He currently is the secretary on the Board of Directors
You can find a list of 'Planned' Events for 2020 Here
As of April 14, we have cancelled all ASCK Races through till July 1. We will be looking at individual challenges and races that can be done on a comparative basis around the province once the water opens up (and rules allow). We will following AHSs guidelines with regards to training.
2019 Race Results and Club Cup Points
2019 Race Season - https://paddlingraces.com/
Penguin Race - May 5 - Calgary - Waterwerks Kayak Club
Alberta Cup Slalom Series - Overall Club and Individual Prizes!
Harvie Passage Open - May 26/26 - Calgary
Kananaskis Open - June 8/9
Toby Creek Race - July 27/28 - Invermere
Provincial Championships - August 30, 31 September 1 - Kananaskis - Alberta Whitewater Association
High Performance, HPLite and Winter Training Programs sign up is open. Contact Mike to reserve your spot.
Our Harvie Passage Slalom Course Fundraiser was a great success! We raised enough money to move forward and install the anchors for the slalom posts this spring