Jack has over 20 years of coaching experience in various endurance sports such as triathlon, road cycling, cyclocross, mountain biking, X-Terra and running.
His coaching career began after completing a Masters of Kinesiology Degree at the University of Calgary. This foundation of higher learning helps Jack blend the theoretical and experiential methods of coaching in the most appropriate manner for each athlete he works with.
He continues to learn and expand his coaching knowledge to provide each of his athletes the most effective training methods to ensure continued success and help them achieve new levels of sporting performance.
Jack provides challenging and detailed training prescriptions integrated into an athlete's lifestyle. Program prescription is specific to the needs of each athlete and based on a sensible application of information from both the scientific literature and experiences of other coaches and athletes.
His approach is to help athletes understand how to best integrate, adapt and balance their training with the demands of life as well as instilling high levels of confidence and belief in their abilities.
“Everyone is an individual and must be treated as such. This is why the training I prescribe dove tails with each athlete's lifestyle in an effective and realistic manner.”
Masters Degree in Kinesiology University of Calgary
Bachelors in Human Kinetics University of British Columbia
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Certified Exercise Physiologist & High Performance Specialist
NCCP Level 1 Road Certified, Mountain Bike Certified, Community Triathlon (trained)
JVD Coaching is now accepting athletes for the 2023 race season. Contact me for a free consultation to discuss your goals and learn more about the coaching process.