The Vancouver Rowing Club, located in Stanley Park, has a robust rowing program, offering rowing to juniors, competitive masters, recreational masters and adaptive rowers. VRC is well represented at most western regional regattas, and has sent crews to Canadian Masters Championships, Head of the Charles, the World Masters Games and the World Out Games.
About the Development Program
The focus of this program is to develop masters athletes for major international competition in 2013, including the Windemere Cup, Canadian Henley, the Crew Classic, the World Masters Games in Italy 2013, the World Out Games in Belgium, and the Head of the Charles.
VRC currently has a cohort of masters athletes who want to intensify their training for these regattas. These athletes are currently enrolled in the competitive masters program at VRC, which consists of 3 training sessions per week (in summer 3 on-water, in winter 1 on-water +2 dry-land). Athletes will qualify for the Development Program by being a current VRC member, and having the financial means to commit to this program for the entire year.
The Development Program will offer additional training sessions per week to member athletes who wish to augment their current training. Development training sessions could include dry land training, on-water training, technical drills, weight training, competitive strategy, nutrition, mental preparedness, injury prevention, etc.
What the Position is
The Coach of the Development Program will be a passionate leader within the rowing community who understands the unique issues and qualities of masters athletes. The Coach will be able to develop, lead and implement a training program for a group of athletes over the next year in a 12 month contract position beginning in October 2012. The Development Coach would coordinate with the other Masters coaches to ensure a smoothly running program and a clear understanding by all coaches of the full training regime of the participating athletes.
Facilities at VRC available to this program include; shell bay erg area, boat fleet and blades, coach boat launch, (small) weights room, meeting room, multi-purpose room for presentations/dry land training/yoga etc. The applicant is welcome to augment this with outside facilities if available.
How to apply for this position
Please send us a proposal outlining your approach and expectations of the Development Program to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 21, 2012.
Your proposal should include both the minimum and maximum number of athletes that you would consider optimal for training, a fee per athlete that you would charge to VRC, the number of training sessions per week, any performance or commitment levels that you have of participating athletes, and any special equipment or facilities access that you may require of VRC or that you can offer.