Call for Applications: FISU 2017 Winter Universiade Cross Country Skiing Team Canada Coaches and Technicians

    May 17, 2016



    FISU 2017 WINTER UNDERSIADE
    CROSS COUNTRY SKIING TEAM CANADA COACHES AND TECHNICIAN

    CALL FOR APPLICATION
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    Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS), as the Canadian franchise holder of the Federation du Sport Universitaire  (FISU) is responsible for the coordination and entry of the Canadian Team in the Universiade. CIS is seeking three (3) experienced individuals to be a part of the Canadian Cross Country team for the 28th Winter Universiade.  

    Where: Almaty, Kazakhstan

    When: the 28th Universiade is an 11 day multi winter sport event that is scheduled to take place from January 29 to February 8, 2017

    What: The Universiade takes place every two years in various cities all over the world. It is one of the largest winter multisport events worldwide, second only in size to the Olympic Games. The Universiade will feature over 70 medal events, encompassed in the following 11 sports:

    • Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Ice Hockey, Curling, Cross Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Short Track Speed Skating, Figure Skating, Snowboarding, and Freestyle Skiing. 

    Term of appointment: The successful candidates will serve in their respective appointments from May 15, 2016 – Feb 15, 2017

    Funding:  The coaching and technician positions are voluntary and are completely self-funded. The approximate cost of participation at past Universiades has been approximately $3800. Previously, the team leader has generated some sponsorship funds to offset a portion of the cost. This year however, with substantially increased costs –it is expected that costs will be more than in previous years.

    Details: Team Canada is allowed to send a maximum team of 12 athletes (6 men, 6 women) and 4 officials (1 team leader, 1 head coach, 1 assistant coach/wax technician and 1 dedicated wax technician) to participate in the following events

     

    Men                                                                                                                   Women

                    1.6 km Sprint C                                                                                                  1.2 km Sprint C

                    Ind. 10 km C                                                                                                       Ind. 5 km C

                    Pursuit 10 km F                                                                                                 Pursuit 5 km F

                    Mass Start 30 km C                                                                                          Mass Start 15 km C

                    Relay 4x 7.5 km CCFF                                                                                      Relay 3x 5 km CFF

                                                                    1.2 km Mixed Team Sprint F (1 W+ 1 M)


     

     

    The Universiade is open to any competitor between the ages of 17 and 28 in the year of the Games, who is a full-time post secondary student (eg University, college, CEGEP) or has graduated from a post secondary institution within the previous year of the event.

    Canadian Cross Country Ski Head Coach requirements

    • Candidates for the coaching position will possess the best combination of the following:
    • NCCP Competition Development (trained) or level 3 certified (under the old system)
    • Demonstrated administrative and leadership qualities
    • Previous international experience or national team experience as a coach  - Cross Country
    • Previously demonstrated strong communication and organization skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work as a team member
    • Proven ability to raise funds or access to individuals who will raise funds for this project

    Canadian Cross Country Ski Assistant Coach requirements

    • Candidates for the coaching position will possess the best combination of the following:
    • NCCP Competition Development (trained) or level 3 certified (under the old system)
    • Previous international and/or national experience as a coach  - Cross Country
    • Ability to work as a team member and fulfill any tasks at hand
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Previously demonstrated strong communication and organization skills
    • Waxing skills and wax testing abilities

    Canadian Cross Country Ski Technician requirements

    • Strong waxing skills and wax testing abilities (must be able to ski)
    • Previous international experience or national team experience as a coach, athlete or technician  - Cross Country
    • Previously demonstrated strong communication and organization skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and proven ability to work as a team member
    • Proven ability to raise funds or access to individuals who will raise funds for this project

    Applications for these positions

    • Must be committed to providing a positive international and educational sporting experience for the members of Team Canada
    • Must project an exemplary model of conduct and sportsmanship for Canada

    Selection dates

    • Selections will be made by May 31, 2016. The selected team leader will be part of the nominated selection committee for selecting team staff. Only the successful candidates will be notified.

    Submission Deadlines

    • Applicants are requested to outline their abilities in relation to the above in a cover letter and include a personal resume. All applications must be submitted as electronic file attachments in an email no later than May 27, 2016 to CIS Coordinating Committee : Lisa Patterson - CCC at [email protected]

    The CIS Cross Country Ski Coordinating Committee and selected Team leader will review all of the applications and make selections.

    Additional Information

    • Gender equity, bilingual language requirements and team environment compatibility will be considered. All candidates shall be subjected to a screening process, including a criminal reference and driving offence check, prior to the confirmation of their selection. 


    For more information on Winter Universiade, visit CCC's University Racing section of its website.