Call for Coaches - Team BC 2019 Red Deer Canada Winter Games

Team BC

2019 Canada Winter Games

Call for Applications



Badminton BC is accepting applications for COACH and ASSISTANT COACH/MANAGER positions to lead Team BC – BADMINTON for the 2019 CWGs.  The 2019 CWGs will take place in Week 2 from February 23th to March 3rd.


To apply for one of these positions, please complete the on-line application. You are encouraged to submit the application together with your coaching/sport resume and any letters of reference or endorsement. The applications for this career opportunity closes 5:00 p.m. PDT, Monday, April 2nd.



From February 15 until March 3, 2019, Red Deer and central Alberta will welcome the nation for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Featuring 19 sports, over 150 events and a major arts and cultural festival, the 2019 Canada Winter Games will welcome up to 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches and more than 20,000 visitors.

The 2019 Games will be the largest event ever hosted in Red Deer and central Alberta and one of the largest events to be hosted in Alberta in over three decades, since the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Forecasted to generate an economic impact of over $132 million, the 2019 Games will provide a stage for Canada’s next generation of national, international and Olympic champions to compete. 

The 2019 Canada Winter Games is the 27th edition of the Canada Games and the third time the Canada Games have been hosted in Alberta. Previously, Alberta hosted the Canada Games in 1975 (Lethbridge) and 1995 (Grande Prairie). 

The 2019 Canada Winter Games will leave a lasting legacy of new and enhanced sport facilities and volunteer and leadership development that will benefit athletes and the broader central Alberta community for years to come.



Working together with Team BC and Badminton BC and their performance partners, the Team BC coaching staff play a lead role in the identification, selection, training & monitoring, and preparation of athletes representing British Columbia.

The coaching staff will travel with the team to and from the Games and stay in the designated Team BC accommodation at Athlete’s Village.  Coaching staff are responsible for the supervision of their athletes for the duration of the Games; and, are required to abide by the policies; rules and regulations; and other guidelines handed down by Team BC, Badminton BC and the Host Society of the 2019 Red Deer Canada Winter Games.  The coaching staff will consist of a Head Coach and Assistant Coach and/or Manager.  There are 2 positions available – one male and one female. Team BC athletes are a U21 age-category.


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 produce strong, competitive team of athletes who maintain a high degree of respect, honour and sportsmanship during the entirety of the Games.  Coaches are also responsible for the supervision of the athletes through the duration of the Games. 

Coach responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the Performance Lead to develop and execute the Team BC Plan;
  • Participate in selection event(s) and processes;
  • Make decisions on final roster selections;
  • Train and prepare athletes for Games competition;
  • Ensure good communication with club coaches and parents regarding team activities, plans, etc.;
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of athletes and provide appropriate feedback;
  • Have full understanding of the Badminton technical package for the  competition;
  • Abide by the policies; rules and regulations; and other guidelines handed down by the Badminton BC, Team BC and the Red Deer 2019 Host Society;
  • Responsible for the supervision, discipline and conduct of the players at all times through the Games;
  • Attend program and Team BC meetings as required;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned or needed;
  • Full job description and dates and timelines available for selected candidates.


  • Fully certified NCCP Performance Coach (Comp-Dev or Old NCCP Level 3) certification is required. Higher certification, and Respect in Sport, is an asset.
  • Have a current Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Driver’s License.
  • Be a mature, knowledgeable and experienced coach.
  • Experience in planning training camps,  travelling with teams by air and ground; dealing with parents, structuring meetings, supervising coaches, evaluating staff, communicating effectively, preferred.
  • Experienced with the Provincial or National Team program an asset.
  • Strong administration and organization skills.
  • Be an Associate member of Badminton BC in good standing.
  • Other credentials aligning with the role.


Honorarium and expenses



About Badminton BC

Badminton BC is a member based association recognized as the provincial sport governing body for Badminton in British Columbia.  Its purpose is to promote the game of Badminton though the delivery of programs and services in support of the participation pathways for its members.  Our Podium Pathway supports the Team BC program and provides opportunity for performance athletes to excel.

About Team BC

Team BC is the group of athletes, coaches and mission staff who represent the Province of British Columbia at Canada’s premier multisport Games – the Canada Winter Games and Canada Summer Games.

Team BC athletes and coaches are the best in their age group and the Games are a key development opportunity to wards future national and international competitions.  Alumni of Team BC have competed on the world stage and include athletes like Brent Hayden (2012 Olympic Bronze Medallist – Swimming) and Kelsey Serwa (2014 Olympic silver medallist – Ski Cross).


The Team BC program is a collaborative effort of partners to prepare, select and service the athletes and coaches to ensure optimal performance at the Games.  The Province of BC provides funding for the program which is managed by the BC Games Society with integration with Canadian Sport Institute-Pacific and Sport Med BC.

Team BC is about getting to know other Canadians and creating a lifetime of memories for participants in one of Canada's greatest celebrations of sport.  The Canada Games are a national multi-sport competition with participation from every province and territory in Canada and take place on an alternating summer/winter cycle every four years.


About the Canada Games

The Canada Winter Games is the nation’s largest multi-sport competition for age group athletes.  Held every two years, alternating between summer and winter, the Canada Games is a key event in the development of Canada’s next generation of national team athletes and presenting the pinnace lf interprovincial and territorial sport competition.  In 2019, the event will bring more than 3600 participants from across the nation to compete in 19 sports.


About Multi-Sport Games

Athletes and coaches who have participated in BC Games, North American Indigenous Games, or Canada Games underatnd that competing in a multi-sport games environment is very different that competing in a single sport competition.  Athletes must learn how to manage distractions – from residing in an athletes’ village with athletes from numerous sports and with very different schedules, to dealing with  hieghtened media attenton and transportation challenges,  to competing in fron of a larger crowd.

Athletes also quickly understand th esignificance of competing as part of a largers team – whether for their zone at a BC Games or province in the case of the Canada Winter Games – and that every individual result counts towards th egreater team goal or finishing first overall.  As athletes progress along the performance pathway, BC Games, NAIG and Team BC provide valuable learning experiences that prepare them for international multi-sport games competitions.


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