WAG Coach (Kelowna)

Date Posted: July 5, 2019


The Okanagan Gymnastics Centre (OGC) is a not-for-profit organization located in beautiful Kelowna, BC in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. With 42 years of serving the community, and over 2,200 athletes, OGC is recognized as one of the leading competitive gymnastic centres in BC.

OGC is looking for a permanent, full time WAG Competitive Coach who is a dynamic individual with proven leadership and communication skills to work collaboratively as a strong member of our coaching team. The Okanagan Gymnastics Centre is committed to fostering and developing a positive culture in which all can thrive.

About the Position:

OGC is seeking enthusiastic coach for our women’s competitive program. We’re looking for an individual for 40 hours a week, who will coach our national/provincial women’s program, and be available to assist with other groups as required. We are looking for a self-motivated, well rounded, committed and positive individual to join our growing team. The coach will work with athletes of various ages and abilities and as coaching and competition schedules vary, evenings and weekend work may be scheduled.

The coach will interact positively with athletes and will regularly keep parents up to date on their child’s progress. They will work closely with OGC’s team of coaches across our programs to ensure the best experience for all involved.


  • National Coaching Certificate Level 3 or Equivalent or currently working towards.
  • Completion of a Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in related field is an asset.
  • A minimum of 3 years of women’s artistic gymnastics coaching experience working with the 5 to 18-year-old age group.
  • Current and up to date CPR/First Aid Certification.
  • Respect in Sport Certified and completion of Making Ethical Decisions.
  • Vulnerable Sector Check


  • Preference will be given to an applicant with a minimum 3 years’ experience in National Level Women’s Artistic Gymnastic coaching
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, procedures, technical knowledge and the Code of Points in women’s competitive gymnastics and JO requirements
  • Proven ability to develop gymnasts 5-10 years of age through developmental stages and to develop gymnasts 10-18+ years of age through a progression up to and including elite/national levels including participation at national championships.


  • Plan, develop and implement training and practice sessions.
  • Develop, plan and coordinate competitive schedules and programs.
  • Motivate and prepare athletes or teams for competitive events or games.
  • Participate in coaching clinic instruction and coach mentoring.
  • Analyze and evaluate athletes’ or team’s performance.
  • Observe and evaluate prospective athletes’ skills and performance.
  • Provide input into athlete development plans and knowledge of athlete goals.
  • Energetic and actively fostering a positive atmosphere and training environment.
  • Approachable and solution oriented with superior verbal and written communication skills, build positive rapport with athletes and their parents.
  • Participate in hosted competitions, special events, team events and other OGC supported activities.
  • Be willing to travel, travel overnight, travel cross-border or internationally.
  • May be required to assist with coaching recreational groups if the need arises.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Immediate opening.

To apply to be part of our WAG coaching team, please submit a cover letter and resume for consideration Attn: Tania Meyer, Executive Director & Sergei Chelest, Technical Director & WAG Head Coach.

Although we thank all those who apply for the position, only those considered further in the recruitment process will be contacted.

For more information about OGC, please visit our website at:

Job Type: Full-time