Jack VanDyk   JVD Coaching

JVD Coaching

My role is to help guide athletes on their journey, facilitate their learning and understanding about themselves as athletes and instill in each of them the confidence to compete at their best in sport.

Offering a professional approach to endurance coaching to performance driven athletes via customized coaching programs (jvdcoach.com) and offering the INSCYD PPD testing service.


Jack (JVD) has over 19 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.

Demanding But Fair Approach

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.

Credentials & Qualifications

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)

Testimonials from real athletes can be read here: https://jvdcoach.com/testimonials



Preferred Athlete Levels

Intermediate, Advanced, Professional


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training

Sport Types

Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, Mountain Biking, Cyclocross, Duathlon, IRONMAN, XTERRA



Athlete Requirements

Open and honest communicator with a performance focused attitude. Further expectations can be read here: https://jvdcoach.com/expectations