Within the global parameters of the U.S. Paralympics Sport strategy and the U.S. Paralympics Cycling High Performance strategy, the Head Coach will exercise principal leadership in the development and implementation of performance-focused year-round training programs for the U.S. Paralympics Cycling program. The Head Coach will lead day-to-day training at the Olympic Training Centers (CSOTC, CVOTC) and key programmatic activities for the national, talent pool and emerging teams. The Head Coach will work in collaboration with the High Performance Director, Paralympic Cycling on overall program budget management. The Head Coach will promote and support the Paralympic movement and contribute to overall planning, sport planning and implementation of Paralympic Division and Sport Performance Division priorities.
Duties & Responsibilities
1. Develop seasonal training plans and daily workouts for national team, talent pool and emerging team athletes.
2. Lead in the development and execution of athletes’ individual training programs.
3. Coach program participants in daily or as-scheduled training sessions. Set training courses, manage equipment, and manage relationships with training sites and other partners as relevant.
4. Coordinate facility and performance service requests/availability with athlete schedules to maximize training and recovery.
5. Track athlete performances, workout data, and sport science data as relevant for the program.
6. Contribute to the annual development of the 4-year rolling high performance plan for the U.S. Paralympics Cycling Program and overall program budget.
7. Provide support and coaching at national team, talent pool and emerging team camps and competitions.
8. Establish and maintain positive working relationships with USOC and NGB staff, with local cycling programs, other local partners, and with others in and outside of the cycling community as advantageous to the program.
9. In collaboration with other Paralympic staff members, contribute to the U.S. Paralympics athlete identification and development strategy, creating and directing implementation of cycling specific programs within that strategy and utilizing available USOC resources and partnerships with other organizations.
10. Perform other duties assigned by the High Performance Director.
Minimum Qualifications Required
Bachelor degree in Sports Administration, Coaching, Physiology, Exercise Science, Education or related field
- 7 years of experience coaching at the elite junior, collegiate, national or international level
- 3 years of supervisory experience, preferably as a head coach leading 3 or more coaches
- Professional experience with Paralympic programs desired
Tools, Equipment, & Conditions
- Proven ability to promote sport performance
- Demonstrated leadership skills, specifically with athletes and staff
- Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Strong customer service skills
- Standard office equipment
- Sports training and sport science equipment
- Office environment in a multi-story building
- Sport training and competition venues
- Hotels, dorms and other camp and competition environments
- Significant national and international travel
Colorado Springs Downtown Headquarters and/or CSOTC
United States Olympic Committee - 17 months ago
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