Chad Brooks hired as Assistant Coach of the National Training Centre – Atlantic
OTTAWA – CanoeKayak Canada and the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic are pleased to announce the hiring of Chad Brooks as the Assistant Coach of the National Training Centre – Atlantic.
“Chad has been a strong player as a club coach and we are excited to have him onboard,” said Scott Logan, CanoeKayak Canada’s High Performance Director. “In this position he will continue to contribute to the successful development of high performance athletes in the Atlantic Division and will play a key role at the national level by preparing developing kayakers for international competition.”
Brooks will support the work of National Team coaches Fred Jobin and Dave Robertson by coaching Senior Development Men’s Kayak athletes. He will play a key role in developing and implementing effective talent development programs.
Within the National Training Centre – Atlantic, he will also work alongside coach Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki to coordinate coach and athlete development by providing services and support to local clubs in partnership with the Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada and the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic.
"I am very thankful for the opportunity to work with CanoeKayak Canada in the development phase of athlete pathway to excellence,” said Brooks. “I look forward to helping our athletes reach their potential internationally while also helping to unify our already strong individual clubs to work in a collaborative effort."
Brooks is a NCCP competition-certified coach. He has been the head coach at Maskwa Aquatic Club since 2006 and has been involved with several committees of CanoeKayak Canada and the ADCKC. Brooks started out paddling with his family at Orenda Canoe Club where he captured several national titles and still holds a national best time in the Midget K1 6000 from 1996.
Brooks will officially start his new position in the middle of May and will be based out of the Halifax area with travel to training camps and competition.
CanoeKayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. The organization’s vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions. From supporting clubs to developing a competitive National Team, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.
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