NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR PART-TIME ROWING COACHES FOR WINTER 2018-19 PROGRAMS!

img_1334.jpgMic Mac AAC Rowing in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia is seeking part-time Coaches for its winter indoor rowing and strength training programs. Winter programs run from November 13, 2018 – March 31, 2019.

Applicants are requested to send a cover letter and resume by end of day Tuesday, October 23, 2018 to Tracy Brown, Sport Director for MicMac AAC Rowing at: micmacaacrowing@gmail.com. Please include details of your rowing, coaching, and any other leadership experience.

A training plan for all program participants will be provided. Winter Program Coaches are responsible for being the site contact for opening and closing the club, assisting participants with interpretation of the workout plans, providing feedback on rowing technique and injury prevention, motivation, and ensuring equipment is cleaned and maintained. 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least one season of indoor rowing training experience
  • Current Emergency First Aid/CPR certification (or proof of registration in a course to obtain this, occurring prior to the start of the season)
  • Clear Criminal Records Check (for candidates over the age of 18 only)
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and leadership skills

Preference will be given to individuals actively engaged in National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) training and certification, including Learn to Row Instructor, RCA Coach, RCA Performance Coach, or equivalent.

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ROWING COACH POSITIONS FOR FALL PROGRAMS!

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The Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia is seeking applications for part-time coaches to support its fall rowing programs (September 4 – October 31, 2018). Fall programs include a variety of early morning (5:45AM), after school (4:00 and 4:30PM) and evening (6:00PM) time slots, depending on the program. 

Coaches are responsible for development and safe delivery of Learn to Row, Novice, Recreational, and Competitive programs for all ages. Staff may also have responsibilities related to administration, program promotion, and equipment and facility maintenance, depending on their availability, skills, and interests. 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least one season of rowing experience
  • Current Emergency First Aid/CPR certification
  • Pleasure Craft Operators Card
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and leadership skills

Candidates over the age of 18 must be able to provide a clear Criminal Records Check. 

Preference will be given to applicants actively engaged in National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) training and certification, including Learn to Row Instructor, RCA Coach, and RCA Performance Coach; or equivalent.

Applicants are requested to send a cover letter and resume by Sunday, August 26, 2018 to Tracy Brown at: micmacaacrowing@gmail.com. Include details of your rowing, coaching, and any other leadership experience. Please also include an estimate of the number of hours you are interested in working, and any preferences for days of the week and programs to work with.

Tracy Brown, Sport Director, Mic Mac AAC Rowing

PROGRAM REGISTRATION – SATURDAY, MAY 12, 9:00AM-NOON

Please join us at the club in the Patterson Room on Saturday, May 12 for to register in person for upcoming rowing programs:

  • Adult Indoor Rowing “Summer” program starts May 15
  • Junior, Adult, and Older Adult Learn to Row programs start Monday, May 28
  • Junior and Adult “Summer Only” programs, and Adult Novice rowing starts Monday, June 11
  • Junior Summer Camps start Tuesday, July 3

Volunteers will be on hand to provide information, and assist with the registration process. Hope to see you there!

Introducing… OLDER ADULT LEARN TO ROW!

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Who is considered an “Older Adult”?

We are hesitant to attach an age to this term! Typically people consider ages 65+ to be in this category, however this is not something that will be enforced. Anyone who would like a little extra assistance and support taking up this new activity is welcome to join this program.

How is this program different that traditional Adult Learn to Row programs? 

a) Expanded Training Support
The program includes additional indoor rowing sessions prior to on-water sessions. These sessions provide extra opportunity to identify any physical limitations prior to transitioning to on-water rowing. Indoor and on-water rowing activities are supported by increased focus on warming-up, cooling-down, and increasing mobility / range of motion.

b) Modified Equipment Handling Procedures
Traditional methods of handling rowing equipment involve overhead lifting of boats, and twisting from having the boat in an overhead position to being on the water. Typical approaches to getting in and out of the boats involve significant ankle, knee, and hip flexion. This program offers additional equipment handling support to participants who have concerns in these areas.

c) Modifications to Rowing Equipment
Similar to modifications made to rowing equipment for some para-athletes, boats can be retro-fitted with pontoons on either side for increased stability. This modification will be available, and greatly reduces the risk of the boat tipping.

d) Modifications to day / time of day schedule
Rowing programs are typically offered in the early morning, after school, or evening. This program is offered during the day. This is beneficial to the participants, as they are exposed to the sport when the sun is up and winds are down, and without the stress of congestion in the boat house and traffic the lake during peak periods.

Program Details

  • Introductory rowing program for older adults who want to try the sport for the first time, or return to the sport after some time away.
  • Consists of eight 1.75-hour lessons over a 4-week period.
  • Participants will receive indoor, dockside, and on-water instructions. They will learn about safety, equipment, terminology, and the basic elements of a rowing stroke, focussing on sculling.
  • All rowing equipment is provided.

Schedule

  • Mondays, May 28, June 4, 11, and 18
  • Wednesdays May 30, June 6, 13, and 20
  • 9:15-11:00AM
Fees:
– Program Fee Early Bird Discount: $130 if paid and registered by May 1. $150 from May 2 onwards.
– Annual Membership Fees: $15 for Row Nova Scotia and $20 for Rowing Canada memberships will be added to the first program joined each year (April 1-March 31).
Please feel free to contact us at (902) 461-7525, or: micmacaacrowing@gmail.com for more information!

Seeking Coaches for Spring / Summer Programs!

The Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia is seeking applications for the following staff positions to support its rowing programs:

  1. Junior Rowing Camp Coordinator (one position, full-time, May-August 2018)
  2. Rowing Coaches (2-3 positions, full-time May-August 2018)
  3. Rowing Coaches (multiple positions, part-time, April-October 2018)

Staff are responsible for development and safe delivery of Learn to Row, Novice, Recreational, and Competitive programs for all ages. Staff may also have responsibilities related to administration, program promotion, and equipment and facility maintenance.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least one season of rowing experience
  • Current Emergency First Aid/CPR certification
  • Pleasure Craft Operators Card
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and leadership skills

Candidates over the age of 18 must be able to provide a clear Criminal Records Check.

Preference will be given to applicants actively engaged in National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) training and certification, including Learn to Row Instructor, RCA Coach, and RCA Performance Coach; or equivalent.

Applicants are requested to send a cover letter and resume by Sunday, March 18, 2018 to micmacaacrowing@gmail.com. Please include details of your rowing, coaching, and any other leadership experience.

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Winter Program Registration now OPEN!

Details on Winter Training Programs for Juniors and Adults are now available!

An optional information meeting regarding the Winter Training Program for Adults will be held on Wednesday, November 1, at 7:00PM in the Mic Mac AAC Rowing Boat Bays. The meeting will cover a basic overview of the program plans, and provide an opportunity for questions and in-person registration.

We will also use this meeting as the final opportunity for the year to try on sample sizes for Mic Mac AAC Rowing Clothing orders.