Home Team Ascent Head Coach

Team Ascent Head Coach

Website Ascent Studio Climbing & Fitness

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of extensive climbing experience in multiple disciplines at an advanced level, including both indoor and outdoor bouldering and sport climbing
  • Ability to provide quality, informed coaching on climbs up to 5.14 and V11
  • Minimum 2 years of experience coaching a competitive youth climbing team that was involved in the USA Climbing competition circuit
  • 2+ years of personal competition experience on the USA Climbing youth or professional circuit since 2015 or equivalent knowledge of modern competition climbing
  • Possession or active pursuance of the requirements to be a USA Climbing Certified Coach (currently up to date CPR/First Aid/AED, and SafeSport Training Program completion)
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with the USA Climbing rulebook, competition formats, and operational procedures
  • Experience writing and implementing coaching curricula for large programs (20 participants or larger), as well as individualized training plans for elite-level athletes (climbing 5.13/V9 or above)
  • A passion for working with kids ages 6-18
  • Strong communication and organizational skills

Job Duties

  • Articulate a mission statement and core values for Team Ascent that are in line with the mission and values of the Ascent Studio Youth Instructional Program
  • Attend and oversee all Team Ascent practices, or secure coverage when travel or other life events prevent practice attendance
  • Design and implement training programs for both the Comp and Prep levels of Team Ascent
  • Provide individualized training plans for Team Ascent athletes when applicable
  • Design, enforce, and continuously improve a qualification process for selecting members of the Comp and Prep levels of Team Ascent
  • Implement and enforce coaching practices that emphasize the physical and emotional health and safety of all Team Ascent athletes
  • Travel with qualifying Team Ascent athletes to local, Regional, Divisional, and National level competitions
  • Maintain a healthy relationship with all other Front Range climbing team programs, and actively pursue opportunities for collaboration that benefit Team Ascent athletes
  • Maintain a constant line of communication with Team Ascent parents and athletes, and distribute all relevant information regarding practices, team events, and competitions
  • Communicate regularly with individual Team Ascent athletes and parents regarding athlete performance and progression
  • Stay up to date with modern training research pertaining to climbing and youth athletic development
  • Pursue professional coaching development opportunities on a personal level, with the support of Ascent Studio Climbing & Fitness
  • Play an active role in the hiring process of the Team Ascent coaching staff
  • Help develop the Team Ascent coaching staff on a professional level, with the support of the Director of Programming
  • Communicate the needs of Team Ascent with the Director of Programming, and ensure that those needs are met in a timely manner
  • Communicate with the Director of Programming and the Youth Coordinator to ensure that Team Ascent functions as an independent but integrated unit within the Ascent Studio Youth Instructional Program
  • Communicate the setting-specific seasonal needs of Team Ascent with the Head Setter, and ensure that those needs are met in a timely manner
  • Be the face of Ascent Studio

Weeknight and Weekend availability is required.

Pay Range: $20/hr to $25/hr

Please send a cover letter and resume to: hiring@AscentStudio.com

Direct any questions to: andrew.lee@AscentStudio.com

To apply for this job email your details to hiring@AscentStudio.com