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Cycling New Zealand/BRT U19 National Road Cycling Coach 2014 - 2015 Season

Cycling New Zealand and Bike Road and Track are looking for a voluntary coach to work with the U19 Junior Women’s Cycling Team.

The coach will be responsible for implementing the U19 national road cycling development squad plan which includes delivering national camps and assisting riders and Cycling New Zealand to get wild card entries into the international races, along with the duties outlined below in roles and responsibilities.

This is a great opportunity to grow your coaching skills and experience and work with a team of passionate development coaches and selectors.

If you are interested in applying for this position please submit a short coaching CV and cover letter to Graeme Hunn ( by 31 January, 2015. In your cover letter please outline your relevant skills and experience, in relation to the job description below. For any queries about this role please contact Graeme.

Length of the appointment: February – December 2015.

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • Cycling New Zealand/UCI or equivalently recognised coaching qualification to Level 1 status, completed in the last five-years.
  • Two or more years experience coaching or teaching cycling at U19 competitive road cycling sport level.

Person characteristics

  • A strong leader and driven by the desire to facilitate growth, and work under pressure.
  • Strives for excellence, is adaptable and seeks opportunities for self-development
  • Understands performance needs of U19 female riders and their age and stage of development, is self-aware and sells vision of long-term athlete development.
  • Can manage conflict, communicate at a variety of levels, manage behaviour and get the best out of others.
  • Over the age of 18 and has a full driver’s license.

Key Role and Responsibilities


1. Be a positive role model, adhering to Cycling New Zealand coaching policies and procedures and code of ethics.

2. Give feedback to Cycling New Zealand staff and riders.

3. Abide by and operate under the UCI rules.

4. An ability to challenge thinking, provide leadership and get outside of your comfort zone.

5. Work within the systems and processes provided by Cycling New Zealand.

6. Be open to feedback and to being challenged.

7. Implement and adhere to the Cycling New Zealand child protection policy at all times.

8. Attend phone/skype meetings with Cycling New Zealand staff and other development coaches.

9. Communicate with personal coaches of squad members.

10. Work with Cycling New Zealand to provide innovative approaches to rider development.

Before camps and races:

11. Complete appropriate risk management plans and submit to Cycling New Zealand.

12. Complete pre-camp session plans that align with the national U19 development plan.

13. Communicate frequently with Cycling New Zealand.

During development camps and races:

14. Implement the logistics and operations plan.

15. Liaise with individual riders to provide the best possible performance environment, provide feedback, and cohesive team culture.

16. Adjust the risk management plan as required.

17. Take every opportunity to coach the squad riders according to the plan and their stage of development.

After camps and races:

18. Submit reconciliations for directed expenses before the 15th of the month.

19. Report rider squad criteria data as required by Cycling New Zealand.

20. Provide personal coaches of squad riders with clear feedback on rider development, in relation to the development plan.