The European Taekwondo Union is one of the most successful Continental Unions of World Taekwondo. Russia, Italy, Great Britain, France, Spain and Turkey are examples of member federations who have won Olympic medals in the past decades. Professional teams with high skilled staff and state of the art technologies have achieved successful results. However, within Europe, the smaller countries do not have the budget to create conditions for an elite training environment necessary to compete against the medal winning countries at the highest international competitions. ETU is currently searching for a trainer who has the vision to lead the technical side of the ETPC by providing trainings, create training programs for the participants, profile athletes and other relevant work. The European Taekwondo Performance Center (ETPC) is part of ETU and focusses on (small) European member federations with athletes that have ambitions to achieve results at the highest international level. Together, these countries can achieve a critical mass in order to become as a country more successful at the end.
The trainer is responsible for the elite development of the athletes and guides the athlete and their coaches to international competition. Therefore, the main task of the trainer is the support and instruction of the athletes during the training camps. In cooperation with the high-performance management and the national coaches, the trainer should develop and improve the athletes and establish the required qualifications for the athletes to become elite athletes. See the job description for more information!