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December 17/03 9:22 am - CCA Coaching Position, Horner & O'Neill Sign, Kona Clarks 2004

Posted by Editor on 12/17/03

CCA Coaching Position
Courtesy CCA

Position: Coach of National Team Development Programs

Application Deadline: January 4, 2004

Starting Date: February 1, 2004

Job description:

The CANADIAN CYCLING ASSOCIATION, the National Sport Governing Body for the sport of cycling in Canada is seeking an experienced and innovative bilingual individual for the position of Coach responsible of the National Team development programs.

Reporting to the Director General, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development, implementation and control of the National Team development programs as delivered under the Canadian Cycling Association (CCA). The successful candidate will provide leadership and ensure that development programs are designed to provide a steady flow of new athletes in all Olympic cycling disciplines in Canada. The role will includes providing support and working in conjunction with committees, National Cycling Centres, coaches and provincial organizations.

Depending upon qualifications and / or experience of the successful candidate, at least 5 of the following will be under his/her responsibility:

• National Cycling Centres coordination
• Junior Development Program (road, track, MTB, BMX)
• BMX Athlete Development Program
• Handisport Program Direction
• Young Women National Team Program
• Youth Cycling Games Technical Direction
• Communications around development programs

Post secondary degree in sports related field or similar, NCCP level 3 coaching certification with practical experience combined with development experience is required. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are critical. Strong computer skills and organizational skills. Direct cycling knowledge and experience as well as administration abilities will be viewed as an asset.

CCA offers a competitive compensation package in a professional work environment. This job is based out of the head office, located in Ottawa, Ontario.

Please submit applications to the attention of:
Mr. Pierre Hutsebaut, Director General
By Mail: 2197 Riverside Drive, Suite 702, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X3
By Fax: 913-248-9311
By email:

Closing date for applications is January 4, 2003. Starting date is February 1, 2004. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Horner and O'Neill Sign

Two more of the ex-Saturn men have found teams for 2004. Chris Horner has joined an expanded Webcor squad, and Nathan O'Neill, still recovering from a horrific crash at the Tour de 'Toona, has taken a position with the Colavita-Bolla Wines squad. This position opened up after Tim Johnson, who had signed with Colavita-Bolla, moved up to the Spanish Saunier Duval team.

Kona Clarks Les Gets Announces 2004 Team

The 2004 Kona Clarks Factory Team looks very familiar apart from the addition of some interesting sponsors . . .

KONAWORLD - The Kona Clarks Les Gets Factory Team today announced their 2004 World Team roster featuring many stars that have sported the team colors in the past. World Cup Leader, Tracy Moseley, and World's DH Bronze medalist, Fabien Barel, are back with the Kona Clarks Les Gets Team for the next two years! Also returning are current Canadian National Cycle Cross Champions, Peter Wedge and Kris Sneddon. Joining Pete and Kris on the XC squad will be last year's teammate, American and current Collegiate Cyclo Cross #1 Barry Wicks, and fresh from the Kona X team, and a score of major National results Ryan Trebon, also from the US

As you will have already noticed, new to the team is the addition of Les Gets Ski Resort (pronounced "Lay Jay"), Portes du Soleil, France as a title sponsor, to create "Kona Clarks Les Gets" for the next 2 years. Les Gets is a mountain biking mecca in Europe and is situated between Lake Geneva, Switzerland and Mont-Blanc in France, Les Gets will becoming a Kona Ride Centre next season and will have a full range of Kona Bikes for rent, new courses are planned and the team will also be using the resort as their official training ground.

Sandra Lardy from Les Gets said, "We are so pleased to be involved with Kona and to be a Kona Ride Center. We will be working with the team to promote the resort and the Ride Center and the team will also be involved with designing the trails. The whole community is really looking forward to it

The riders are going to be busy this year, Tracy and Fabien will be competing in the full UCI World Cup schedule along with the Maxxis International Cup in Europe. The XC boys will be trashing it out on the NORBA circuit and North American World Cup stops.

The team will continue to have and update their comprehensive web site with the name changing to which will be live Jan 04.

Team Manager, Russell Carty said, "I am so pleased that we have been able to bring on board two new major sponsors and bring back our star riders from last season with this support it's going to be an amazing year!"

The Kona Clarks Factory Team finished as the 2nd best UCI trade team last season, so the main goal for 04 is to finish #1!


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