Call for Applications for National Assistant Coaches

The SFC is in search of three assistant coaches. One each for Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun.

Please see below for how to apply.

The following is a job description for a volunteer coaching position with the Shooting Federation of Canada (SFC). Approved expenses incurred during the commission of Assistant National Team Coach duties will be compensated by the SFC as per our policy. This position reports to the VP of High Performance and the National Team Coach in their respective discipline and does not participate on the High Performance Committee.

Minimum Qualifications:

Interested candidates must:
  • Be at least certified NCCP level 2 or trained NCCP Competition Development in the appropriate discipline, OR be able to demonstrate a combination of appropriate education, training and experience that is equivalent to the NCCP standards.
  • Have training in First Aid and CPR.

Other Skills and Assets:

  • Written and oral fluency in both English and French
  • International coaching and / or competitive experience
  • ISSF Academy Coaching License
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle in foreign countries, in all regions of the world.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of MS Office and administrative skills managing a sport program.
  • Experience in statistical analysis.
  • Understanding of the Canadian Sport System.
  • Knowledge of the international competitive environment.
  • Must be able to attain a valid PAL
  • Valid passport (or be in the process of attaining one) The successful applicant is or will become:
  • A member in good standing of the Shooting Federation of Canada.
  • A member of ‘Coaches of Canada’ and if possible achieve “Chartered Coach” status with Coaches of Canada. This includes a Criminal Background Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening.
  • Be able to travel for team business across Canada and throughout the world for periods of up to 3 weeks at a time, anytime of the year.


  • The primary objective of the position is to assist the National Coach prepare Canadian target shooting athletes to attain the best possible results in international competitions with available resources.
  • Secondary objectives are to:
    • develop professionally for succession into a National Coach position,
    • help raise the general standard of performance of Canadian National Team members, and
  • promote the acceptance of current technical, physical, mental and tactical training methods


  • Assist the discipline National Coach with:
    • Establishing goals (short and long-term) and objectives for the discipline and overall program.
    • Preparing detailed annual team training and competition schedules.
    • Integrated Support Team(s) (IST) when resources permit.
    • Planning and overseeing major international competition selection trials.
    • Organizing and conducting of National Team training camps.
    • Assisting athletes in preparation of annual training and competition schedules.
    • Monitoring National Team athlete’s training plans and activities.
    • Assisting individual athletes establish their personal goals and objectives for training and competition.
    • Planning elements of international team travel, such as flight itinerary, hotel reservations, vehicle rentals, competition registration, permits and visa acquisitions.
    • Fulfilling administrative requirements from Canadian sport agencies such as Sport Canada as required.
    • Completing other technical / administrative duties as determined by HPC.
  • Seek coach training and certification at higher levels.
  • Work with the National Coach to foster relationships with the personal coaches of High-Performance Athletes.
  • Assume the duties of the National Coach on an interim basis at the direction of the HPC.
  • Work collaboratively with HPC, other coaches and personnel to:
    • Contribute to the overall effective operation of the High-Performance Program (HPP) and to meet SFC partner needs.
    • Develop athlete selection criteria and other criteria relevant to the HPP, and organize and conduct team and individual training camps and trials.
Appointment to and termination from this position is by authority of the Executive Committee acting on the recommendation of the VPHP.
The position may or may not be filled as determined by recommendation of the National Team Coach Selection Committee.
The successful application will complete a Personal Services Agreement with the Shooting Federation of Canada.

Deadline for applications is March 4, 2019.