Assistant Provincial Development Coach Position

July 24, 2019



Triathlon Ontario is expanding its Provincial Development Program to include offering a Provincial level daily training environment in the Toronto area. The training location will primarily be located at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in Scarborough.

In order to execute this program expansion, Triathlon Ontario is creating a part-time Assistant Development Coach position.



A successful Applicant will work with the Provincial Development Coach (PDC) to:

Plan, design and implement Triathlon Ontario’s development program as determined by the PDC’s training and competition objectives
Ensure a positive and collaborative working relationship between all coaching and admin staff
Ensure that all scientific, medical, education and other athlete support services as identified by the PDC are fully utilized
Ensure all systems and processes are adhered to, delivering a systematic, progressive and targeted training program for each athlete
Contribute and participate in all coach education programs as identified by Triathlon Ontario
Contribute to the professional image and program implementation of Triathlon Ontario’s development program
Be a certified NCCP coach or in the process of completing NCCP certification
Experienced in program planning and evaluation
Demonstrated ability to utilize sport science and sports medicine to add value to the training process
Possess excellent interpersonal, analytical, communication and planning skills
Knowledge of the physical, mental, emotional and tactical demands of triathlon
Create a positive, supportive and challenging training environment
Prioritize the development of Provincial programs and athletes

Provincial Coaching Philosophies

Triathlon Ontario has a number of coaching philosophies that it expects the Assistant Coach to adhere to. These include:

  • Ensure the safety and welfare of the athlete
  • Acknowledge the importance of an athlete’s ability to follow process, effort and consistent continuing improvement versus short term results
  • Provide feedback and strategies for overcoming setbacks, failures and limiters
  • Teach athletes to embrace challenges, test themselves, reflect on failure and develop a resilient mindset
  • Stress the importance of learning and the confidence in one’s ability to learn
  • Recognize current performance is not necessarily connected to future potential
  • Establish the needs of the individual within a group
  • Create a clear picture for an athlete’s end objective
  • Allow athletes to grow as individuals and encourage them to be self-sufficient
  • Develop and enforce accountability


Position Start Date

End of August/beginning of September


Expected Number of Weekly Hours

5-10 hours per week to start. Position may grow into a larger role.



$25-30/hour depending on experience. No benefits available for this position.


Interested candidates please send resume and cover letter to Executive Director Phil Dale at [email protected]. Please note that though we appreciate all applications only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial governing body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.

For more information please visit:
Follow us on Twitter: @TriOntario.
Like us on Facebook:


About is a resource website created by Triathlon Ontario specifically for beginners and new entrants in the sport of triathlon, duathlon and other multisport events.  The website is an easy-to-use resource tool to find sanctioned Ontario clubs, events, coaches or general information about the sport.

For more information please visit:
Follow us on Twitter: @GOTRIOntario.