Call for Applications for Coaches, Managers and Mechanics for the 2013 Canada Games Cycling MTB and Road Teams
     March 6, 2012 — Mike Connolly

Positions Available:

2 MTB coaches, 2 Road Coaches, 2 managers, and 2 mechanics

Must have one male and one female as coach or manager.


Roles and Responsibilities:

The Coach and manager will work closely together with members of the extended support staff to ensure all coaching and administrative needs of the team are met. The actual division of responsibilities will be determined once the final staff is selected. The list below is intended to provide examples of key responsibilities.


     Make preparations for Canada Games designated training camps and competitions

     Athlete recruitment and establishment of a training team

     Attend Canada Games designated training camps and lead and/or assist in coaching

     Develop training programs for athletes and monitor progress

     Work with sport science support personnel in athlete development

     Review the Code of Conduct with all team members

     Make travel arrangements as needed for Canada Games training camps and competitions.

     Gain required coaching certification level, if needed.

     Liaise with Team PEI mission staff to ensure that all athletes are registered, have taken doping education sessions, have completed biographical information on-line, are aware of travel plans for games, etc.

     Maintain record of revenues and expenditures related to the program and fill out all required reports, funding submissions and all other relevant administrative work.

     Supervise athletes at the Games.

     Provide input into the evaluation of the Canada Games program.

     Report on progress to Cycling PEI.



Qualifications Required:

All staff is required to submit a police record check. The qualifications and technical competencies required for each of the available positions are defined in the Canada Games Road & MTB Technical Package as follows: for the Canada Games Cycling events clearly defines the positions available and the qualifications required:


Positions Available

2 MTB Coaches     1 Manager   1 Mechanic

2 Road Coaches     1 Manager  1 Mechanic

Must have one male and one female as coach or manager.


Qualifications Required



Both coaches must be fully certified as level three or higher, or the equivalent in the new NCCP, Competition stream, Development context (Trained status). The requisite certification must be in place not later than 90 days before the opening of the Games (August TBC, 2013). In addition to the above requirement, both coaches must be fully certified level two (technical & practical) for mountain bike or Road. Equivalency under the new NCCP would be: Competition stream, Introduction context (Trained status)


The selection committee will give preference to applicants who already possess the required certification or who demonstrate a willingness to acquire full certification by the August, 2013 deadline.


Team Manager:

Although Managers are not required to have any coaching certification under the Canada Games Technical Package, it is considered a major asset if managers posses current coaching levels or are working towards coaching certification in cycling.


Application Process

Persons interested in a staff position on the team must provide a letter of application, which details the following information:

     The position(s) for which they would like to be considered, coach, manger, or mechanic.

     Their coaching/manager/mechanic qualifications,

     Their coaching/manager/mechanic experience,

     Their future plans related to coaching including plans to acquire the required certification for one of the positions,

     Their experience as a manager of a team or other administrative or organizational qualifications.


Applications should be sent to:  Mike Connolly at

Fax 902-368-4548 or mailed to Box 302, Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 7K7.


The selected team leadership will be expected to commit to the process as soon as selected and until after the Games end in mid-August 2013.


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