Canoe Slalom Coach

The Royal Dutch Watersports Association is looking for an elite level canoe slalom coach to support their canoe slalom program towards the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

In the last three years the Dutch canoe slalom team made a big jump forward, qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and finishing 7th in the K1 Women's final. In 2022 there were three finals in Women K1 major events: 7th at the Worlds, 4th at the Europeans and 5th at the World Cup Final.

The purpose of the role is to work with a small group of elite athletes with the specific aim of developing them towards medal success in Paris 2024 and other major events.

For this we are looking for a world class allround trainer/coach focusing on the K1W in CSL and CSLX.

Due to the nature of the work, and to be successful in the role, the post holder will need to commit to spending extended periods of time abroad on a training camp style format (European Racing season Feb-Sep) and part time in the winter season.     

Cooperation/combination with other countries is a possibility under specific conditions.

This coach:

  • has a clear vision how to lead the athletes as a team towards the above goals.
  • has the sport-technical skills and competences to support the individual athlete depending their personal situation and needs.
  • needs to be positive, empowering, open and collaborative. Flexible and appreciative of different learning approaches, excellent communication skills, and professional attitude.
  • has a strong ability to identify small gaps in performance and articulate clear plans to address them through a quality plan-do-review process
  • be able to effectively utilize and cooperate with a team of experts (S&C, fysiotherapist, nutritionist, sports doctor, performance behavior)

Conditions and salary will be market based depending on knowledge, experience and track record. Initial contract period: January 2023 - October 2024.

Applications
If you believe you have the skills, experience and characteristics for this role, please send your application, including Curriculum Vitae, before december 10th – to sollicitatie@watersportverbond.nl.

For further inquiries contact Serge Kats (+31 681525052; serge.kats@watersportverbond.nl)

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