Men's National Team - Athlete's Representative

Published by Gilles LeBlanc

Published on April 14, 2014

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The role of the Athletes' Representative shall be to represent the interests of all high performance athletes to the Men's National Team Committee and other organizations as agreed to.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • To actively represent the interests and concerns of the athletes;
  • To review issues of interest to athletes which are raised for consideration;
  • To provide a forum in which athletes may share and develop information or ideas;
  • To ensure adequate communication of issues of concern to team members;
  • Keep current with the Men's National Team and issues that affect them;
  • Become familiar with Softball Canada's policies and Softball Canada's Men's National Team Program;
  • Educate Softball Canada about current needs/status of Men's National Team;
  • Educate players about Softball Canada and it's Men's National Team Program.
  • Member of the Men's National Team Committee.
  • Collection and summarization of annual input from athletes regarding Program Evaluation and provide a report to the Men’s National Team Committee.

COMMITMENT 

  • Athlete reps must be prepared to serve a four-year term;
  • Attend Men's National Team Committee Meetings;
  • Attend a minimum of one (1) activity per year with Men's National Team (i.e., selection camp, tournament, etc.) such that the majority of current Men's National Team Athletes are present, where feasible/practical.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a member in good standing with SoftballCanada;
  • Have attended a Pan Am Games or World Championships within five (5) years preceding appointment;
  • Must NOT be active at the national level as an athlete or coach at the time of election or during the term;
  • Have been chosen through an election by current National Team athletes.

SELECTION/EVALUATION PROCESS

  • One Athletes' Representative will be selected every four (4) years;
  • Softball Canada's Manager - National Teams will solicit all eligible candidates based on qualification requirements;
  • Eligible candidates, who are interested in this position, must provide written confirmation that they are willing to run for the position of athlete's representative, and a "bio" outlining their softball experience;
  • Manager - National Teams will distribute the list of candidates, and a voting form, to all active team athletes;
  • Voting forms are to be returned to the Board Liaison or CEO, as determined;
  • This election process will take place prior to the 2014 competitive season.

Please submit your application to Mike Branchaud, Manager - National Teams at mbranchaud@softball.ca by May 9th, 2014

 

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