Technical Director at Alberta Speed Skating

The Technical Director will lead the Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association (AASSA / Alberta Speed Skating) in the integration and application of the Speed Skating Canada (SSC) LTPAD (Long Term Participant and Athlete Development) Model to bring every athlete to his or her full potential. The Technical Director will do this by supporting and guiding local speed skating clubs throughout Alberta in developing and delivering a province-wide sport development program to support skaters, coaches, officials and technical volunteers in both short and long track speed skating. The Technical Director will develop strategies and action plans that will align with the sport system in Alberta as well as the Elite Athlete Pathway for both short and long track.

Objectives

1. Skaters Development o Guide and support the implementation of the LTPAD Model within Alberta for the development of speed skaters in Alberta and to enable each athlete to reach their objectives. o Based on LTPAD implement and manage the provincial development pathway aiming full alignment with the Elite Athlete Pathway (EAP) for elite skaters to be fully developed at the train to train stage and learn to compete (Stages 1 & 2 of the EAP) to be fully prepared to access Olympic Oval Program Stage

2. Supporting their coaching and monitoring their progression and performance. o Identify potential high performance athletes and coordinate their training with club coaches and progression through the LTPAD pathway, and towards regional and national training centers.

Matthew Achtymichuk