February 2nd, 2016Team Hosts Needed for 2016 CIS Men's Nationals
Team Hosts with the 2016 CIS Final 8 have the ultimate role in supporting the most important group at the event – the teams! As the event is widespread, Team Hosts ensure that athletes and coaches have a direct line, at all times, to someone who knows the Championship and the city. From greeting the team at YVR and offering up suggestions for the best attractions and restaurants around the city to liaising with the organizing committee on team needs, the Team Host truly makes their teams experience at the Final 8 a memorable one.
If selected for the role, Team Hosts could be paired up with schools from the following conferences:
- Atlantic University Sport Representative (AUS)
- Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ)
- Ontario University Athletics (OUA)
- Canada West University Athletics Association (CWUAA)
- Non-Participating Athletes Group*
- Non-Participating Coaches Group*
*The two non-participating groups are comprised of award winners (Athletes) and coaches attending the event as non-participants. The roles of these Team Hosts will vary slightly from Team Hosts assigned to participating teams.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
- Meet the team upon arrival in Vancouver
- Provide local information and suggestions for restaurants / attractions
- Attend team practices / shooters / games
- Coordinate laundry service with organizing committee
- Work closely with coaches and Game Operations staff to obtain appropriate game tape throughout tournament
- Work closely with Team Services staff to arrange any team room requirements
- Attendance at one mandatory training session pre-tournament
- Perform other duties as required
This role is integral to the operations of the 2016 CIS Final 8 and thus interest and knowledge of the sport, in particular as it relates to the CIS, is imperative. Team Hosts will work closely with the Tournament Staff, Staffing Lead and Manager, Varsity Events to communicate team needs throughout the Championship.
Team Hosts will report directly to the Manager, Varsity Events and work closely with the Coordinator, Varsity Events as well as other Operational Leads on the tournament.
As the Team Hosts role will surround a particular team for the duration of the Championship, responsibilities are effective as soon as the team arrives in Vancouver. In most cases the following time commitment will be necessary:
Tuesday, March 15th – Half Day (dependent on team arrival)
Wednesday, March 16th - All Day (1st Team Practice)
Thursday, March 17th – All Day (Shooters + Day 1 of Competition - Quarterfinals)
Friday, March 18th – All Day (Shooters + Day 2 of Competition – Consolation Semi-Finals)
Saturday, March 19th – All Day (Shooters + Day 3 of Competition – Championship Semi-Finals & Consolation Final)
Sunday, March 20th – All Day (Shooters + Day 4 of Competition – Bronze / Gold Medal Games)
Team Hosts are also required to attend a mandatory training session the week prior to the Championship. Date TBD.
If you are interested in hosting, please email Steph Mihalatos