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Gig Harbor Canoe &

Kayak Racing Team

Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Racing Team


Assistant Coach

Are you passionate about encouraging aspiring athletes to overcome challenges and grow in character through sports? Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Racing Team is seeking a dedicated Assistant Coach for our development aged paddlers. If you have experience coaching kids and a love for inspiring young athletes, we want to hear from you!

About Us: Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Racing Team is a prestigious organization known for its commitment to nurturing young paddlers' talents and fostering a culture of excellence. Our team comprises National Champions, and we take pride in providing a supportive and engaging environment for athletes to thrive.

Position: Assistant Coach - Development Aged Paddlers (approx. 9-14 years old)

Job Description: As an Assistant Coach, you will play a vital role in empowering our young paddlers to reach their full potential. Working closely with Head Coach Alyson and the coaching team, you will contribute to the technical training of our aspiring athletes in the sport of canoe and kayak. While prior canoe and kayak experience is not required, a passion for coaching kids and helping them grow in character is essential.


  • Collaborate with the coaching team to design and implement training programs for our development aged paddlers (approx. 10 - 13).

  • Foster a positive and inclusive team culture, encouraging sportsmanship, teamwork, and resilience.

  • Provide constructive feedback and individualized coaching to help each paddler improve their skills.

  • Assist in organizing and coordinating team events, competitions, and practice sessions.

  • Promote a safe and supportive environment that prioritizes the well-being of all athletes.

  • Serve as a mentor and role model for our young paddlers, instilling values of discipline and determination.


  • Age requirement: At least 18 years old.

  • Prior experience coaching kids in any sports-related setting is preferred.

  • Genuine passion for working with children and supporting their personal development.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to connect with athletes, parents, and fellow coaches.

  • While prior canoe and kayak experience is not necessary, a willingness to learn and grow in the sport is essential.

  • Commitment to fostering a positive and growth-oriented team culture.

  • Must pass a background check 

  • Must complete SafeSport training and be certified immediately upon hire.

  • Must have a valid boater’s license

  • Must be first aid/CPR certified, or willing to obtain certification upon hire.

  • Must have or acquire upon hire an ACA (American Canoe Association) membership.

Location: Gig Harbor, WA

How to Apply: If you are ready to make a positive impact on the lives of young athletes and grow alongside our successful team, we encourage you to apply for the Assistant Coach position. Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest and a current resume to [email protected]. We look forward to welcoming a passionate and experienced coach to our Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Racing Team!


Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Racing Team
PO BOX 1097 
Gig Harbor, Washington 98335

Phone: 253-444-2578
Email: [email protected]
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