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National Team Coach, Shooting

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National Team Coach, Shooting


Biathlon Canada


Canmore, AB

Biathlon Canada is seeking to fill the position of National Team Coach, Shooting. Biathlon Canada, a national sport organization comprised of 12 provincial/territorial divisions, operates the National Biathlon Training Centre in Canmore, Alberta, and is affiliated with the International Biathlon Union. This position is based out of our training centre located at 100-1995 Olympic Way, Canmore, Alberta, T1W 2T6 with travel to various locations throughout Canada and internationally as required.


The National Team Coach (NTC) will assist the National Team Head Coach in the development of biathletes during the training season at the National Team Training Centre in Canmore and at various international locations during the competition season. The primary responsibility of the coach is to design and implement the shooting aspects of the high performance training and competition program, and assist in the overall program design and implementation. The goal of the program is to produce consistent improvement in performance resulting in Canadian athletes achieving WCH and OWG podium results


  • In conjunction with the National Team Head Coach, plan, develop, implement and monitor the annual training plan for the National Team;
  • Provide the best possible technical and tactical advice to all athletes involved in Training Centre activities and competitions according to the Team objectives and strategies as outlined by the National Team Head Coach;
  • Support and develop the athletes assigned to his/her responsibility in the National Program by providing leadership, coaching, technical and program expertise;
  • Inspire the team and athletes to fully believe in and understand the program, and to become completely involved in it;
  • Analyse and evaluate athlete performance, identify athlete strengths and weaknesses, and modify training programs as required;
  • Develop and maintain individual performance profiles and training records for every assigned athlete, and ensure athlete files including training records, competition results and progression are kept current;
  • Establish standards for individual and team behavior, communicate this information to athletes, and report major or consistent infractions;
  • Maintain regular communication with the athletes assigned to his/her responsibility in the National Program in the off-season and during Training Centre activities;
  • Act as one of the primary coaches responsible for the National World Cup team during the established tours within the National Team Program.
  • If required, this coach may be nominated as the Team Leader for specific tours;
  • Prepare and submit reports to the National Team Head Coach and/or General Manager, such as: plans and priorities, Training Centre projects, budgets, periodical reports and an annual report;
  • Work with the National Team Head Coach to plan and coordinate specific activities, competitions, camps and tours;
  • Attend meetings of the High Performance Working Group and Association and prepare documents and presentations as required;
  • Promotes Biathlon Canada programs to the membership of Biathlon Canada and the public.


  • Level 4 certification in the National Coaching Certification Program or proven success coaching at the international level (including the IBU Cup, World Cup, and Olympic Winter Games levels);
  • University level qualification in physical education;
  • Thorough understanding of the scientific basis of training and peaking for performance
  • Advanced knowledge of biathlon rifles operation and rifle adjustment rules;
  • Advanced knowledge of the technical specifications, ballistics, selection, testing and individual adjustment of biathlon rifles and ammunition;
  • High level of proficiency with state of the art training software and tools (e.g. triggertrainer, Dartfish, Scatt, Windcomputer, Garmin, Polar).
  • The successful candidate will be required to complete a Screening Check including, but not limited to, a criminal record check.


This is a full-time position (40 hours per week). The salary offered is $57,000 – $67,000 per annum. Benefits include extended medical, RRSP matching, 10 days sick leave per year and 3 weeks of annual vacation.


Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume with cover letter, in confidence, to or by mail to our business address: 100-1995 Olympic Way, Canmore, Alberta, T1W 2T6.

Biathlon Canada thanks all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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