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LRU U17/18 Representative Squad Head Coach

Salary:

Start Date

February 2013

Job Description

Head Coach U17/18 Representative Squad (Volunteer)

The Leicestershire Rugby Union is seeking to appoint a Head Coach to lead the coaching and planning of the coaching programme for the Leicestershire Under 17/18 representative squads.

The Head Coach will lead and manage an age group coaching team, promote LRU CB protocol at all times and will report directly to the Chairman of the Coaching Committee of the Leicestershire (CB) Rugby Development Partnership.

The voluntary position provides an excellent opportunity for a Level 2 Coach to work with some of the best players in Leicestershire and offers the support of a talented coaching and administration team in an environment of shared personal development supported by the Leicestershire Rugby Union Coaching Committee.

Representative Squad – Head Coach [Volunteer]

The Head Coach will lead and manage an age group coaching team and will report directly to the Chairman of the Coaching Committee of the Leicestershire (CB) Rugby Development Partnership

About the job:

The voluntary position provides an excellent opportunity for a Level 2 Coach to work with some of the best players in Leicestershire and offers the support of a talented coaching and administration team in an environment of shared personal development supported by the Leicestershire Rugby Union Coaching Committee.

About you:

  • Will lead the coaches responsible for the age group squad and coordinate player identification and squad selection supported by the Coaching team and Team manager
  • Will plan with the coaches the coaching programme for the season and present those plans to both the Chair of the Coaching Committee and the LRU Director of Rugby
  • Will coordinate with the coaches and team manager the planning and preparation of the individual coaching sessions and match days.
  • Will evaluate all coaching sessions with the coaches and team manager; mentoring and advising where appropriate.
  • Will communicate consistently and constructively with the team manager.
  • Will have a player centered approach in all contact with players, parents and staff and empathise with the age group of players recognising their needs and aspirations
  • Will implement good practice in the coaching process.
  • Will demonstrate a flexible and problem solving approach in their coaching.
  • Will ensure players assessment and feedback process is carried out appropriately and effectively following trials, selection and fixtures.
  • Will have the required rugby knowledge to make difficult decisions about selection of players and development opportunities
  • Will be self reflective, willing to accept advice and willing to continue personal development through attending appropriately identified courses/ workshops/and coaching conferences via the CPD programme provided by the RFU and Leicestershire Rugby Union Coaching Committee (CB Funded)
  • Will be prompt and conscientious setting the standard for coaches and players
  • Will hold a minimum of RFU Level 2 coaching qualification and willing to progress to Level 3 (CB Funded)
  • Will hold an RFU Coach Licence
  • Will possess a current driving licence and a valid enhanced CRB disclosure certificate

Closing date for applications is Monday, January 7, 2013.

Interviews will be held by the end of January 2013.

The interview process will also include the planning and delivery of a live coaching session to a group of senior players.

The successful applicant will be appointed February 2013.

Please email your application using the Volunteer Application Form (MS Word Doc 60KB) including two references to coachingchairman@leicsru.net

For further information or an informal discussion please contact the Chairman of the Coaching Committee, Kevin Whitcombe, on 07847 943336.

Application Deadline

07 January 2013

Closing Date

07 January 2013