Volunteer Coaching Opportunity for 2019 Universiade Games

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Taekwondo Canada is currently looking for one Kyorugi (sparring) coach to lead six sparring athletes (three female and three male) for the 2019 Universiade Games in Napoli (ITA). After a review of Taekwondo Canada’s high-performance priorities, it has been decided this will be an entirely self-funded, volunteer opportunity.

Key dates for the 2019 Universiade Games includes the following:

  • July 3: Opening Ceremony
  • July 8: Technical Meeting – Sparring 
  • July 9-13: Sparring Competition
  • July 14: Closing Ceremony 
  • Technical package


  • Interested coaches seeking additional international experience are asked to please submit your application to high_performance@taekwondo-canada.com by Friday, May 3. The following criteria must be met:
  • minimum dojang coach certified
  • must be affiliated with Taekwondo Canada 

The cost of the trip is projected to be the following:

  • Flight: $1500-$1800
  • U SPORTS Participation: $2850 – inclusive of accommodations, meals, ground transportation, medical and mission staff support, Team Canada kit, FISU Entry/ registration fee, Operations / admin, on-site logistics and team activities 
  • Deposit: a $200 non-refundable deposit (as per U Sports regulations) per person is required included in the $2850
  • Medical/ Travel insurance: you are required to purchase individual insurance, a copy is required for U sports 
  • Team Apparel: TBD

 Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 


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