Team Mi’kmaw Nova Scotia Head Coaches

Deadline for applications: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Team Mi’kmaw Nova Scotia consists of athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff who will represent Team Mi’kmaw Nova Scotia at the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Head coaches will develop, train and lead Team Mi’kmaw Nova Scotia in their specific sport, to prepare athletes to perform at their highest potential.

Team Mi’kmaw Nova Scotia is seeking ambitious, organized, and committed individuals to serve in a volunteer capacity as Head Coaches for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games in the following sports:

  • 3D Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball (Female u16)
  • Basketball (Female u19)
  • Basketball (Male u16)
  • Basketball (Male u19)
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Canoe/Kayak
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Soccer (Female u19)
  • Soccer (Male u19)
  • Softball (Female u16)
  • Softball (Male u16)
  • Softball (Male u19)
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball (Female u16)
  • Volleyball (Female u19)
  • Wrestling

Head coaches must have, or be able to attain within one year of the Games, the following qualifications:

  • Competition Introduction, Trained
  • Aboriginal Coaching Module
  • Making Ethical Decisions Module
  • Making Headway in Sport and Respect in Sport (online modules)

Head coaches will report to the Coach Coordinator and Assistant Chef de Mission and work closely with their assigned Sport Liaison.Coaching staff are required to abide by the policies; rules and regulations; and other guidelines handed down
by Team Mi’kmaw Nova Scotia and the Host Society of the 2020 North American Indigenous Games.

Team Mi’kmaw Nova Scotia head coaches will play a lead role in the identification, selection, training & monitoring, and preparation of athletes representing Team Mi’kmaw Nova Scotia.

Coaches will be responsible for developing, preparing and delivering a strong comprehensive team strategy to prepare the team for competition at the Games. The goal is to a produce strong, competitive team of culturally proud athletes who maintain a high degree of respect, honour and sportsmanship during the entirety of the Games. Coaches, with their staff, are also responsible for the supervision of the athletes through the duration
of the Games.

Coach responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement sport specific programming leading up to the Games
  • Actively take part in the identification and selection of athletes
  • Train and prepare athletes for Games competition
  • Ensure good communication with players and parents regarding team activities and plans
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of athletes and provide appropriate feedback
  • Have full understanding of the sport specific technical package for the competition
  • Attend Team Mi’kmaw Nova Scotia meetings and programs as required
  • Other responsibilities as assigned or needed

The ideal candidate must display professionalism and an ability to lead while working in a team environment.

The ideal candidate is a strong administrator and communicator, and is a self-motivator with a strong technical knowledge in their specific sport.

Head Coaches must be available for the duration of the Games, July 10 - July 20, 2020.

All are encouraged to apply, however, individuals with Indigenous ancestry will be considered an asset.

To apply, please submit a statement of interest with your background in coaching and resume to Ryan Francis, Mi’kmaw Sport Coordinator, at: ryan@kinu.ca
Deadline for applications: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

We appreciate all applications, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.