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Head Coach Positions , National Women’s U18, U20 or U23

Rugby Canada

Rugby Canada is the national governing body for the sport of rugby union in Canada.

Posted
14 Jun 2022
Status
Voluntary
Location
North America
Remote
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

Role of Head Coach

The Head Coach, will be required to select (in conjunction with Rugby Canada Performance Staff) the Team in accordance with the policies and guidelines adopted by Rugby Canada. The person appointed to this role will be required to coach, manage players, plan programs, and manage high performance training sessions and standards.

The role will be viewed as being an integral and significant element of the high-performance player pathway. The position will involve a commitment to aspects of high-performance player development and talent identification (TID) as well as consultation with the Head Coaches of our Senior National Teams.

Role of Assistant Coach

The Assistant Coach, will be required to work in collaboration with and in support of, the Head Coach and Performance Staff. The role will be viewed as being an integral and significant element of the high-performance player pathway in accordance with the policies and guidelines adopted by Rugby Canada. The person appointed to this role will be required to coach and assist in managing players, plan programs, and manage high performance training sessions and standards.

Key Responsibilities

The Head Coach will perform the following roles and/or delivering the following outcomes:

  • Select the National Team (in conjunction with Rugby Canada and Performance staff)
  • Coach the team in lead up to and during: camps, competitions, tours and international fixtures
  • Provide leadership (in conjunction with Rugby Canada) and participate in talent identification and development programs for women’s Rugby from U18 to Senior National Team
  • Must adhere to all Safe Sport Policies and communicate all expected standards of behavior

1. Select the National Team (in conjunction with Rugby Canada)

  • Identify all players in contention for selection, utilising selection networks and viewing opportunities (camps, competitions, tournaments) to ensure the most thorough possible identification and screening of players.
  • Consult with Rugby Canada Performance staff, Provincial and Regional coaching staff, academy staff, and National Senior Womens staff regarding identified contenders as determined and advised by Rugby Canada periodically.
  • Adhere to Rugby Canada TID and selection policies and processes that address the geography of Canada and the seasonal variations of Rugby in Canada.

2. Coach the team in lead up to and during: camps, competitions, tours and international fixtures

  • Work cooperatively with the team’s coaches, medical and management staff, in addition to the National Senior Women’s Program staff.
  • Provide leadership of the team and team management through effective interpersonal communication and the ability to address difficult problems and decisions appropriately.
  • Help to establish and ensure adoption by the team and team management of a team vision, values, standards, and protocols that fit within the goals of Rugby Canada.
  • Demonstrate personal credibility, honesty, high integrity, and show an ability to handle pressure and stress appropriately.
  • Undertake and record player performance expectations with each player before the campaign.

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How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to click 'Apply Now' to submit a resumé and cover letter to the attention of Kristy Martin Hale.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The deadline for applications to be received is 0900 GMT on Thursday, June 30th.


Additional Information

Status
Voluntary
Job Type
Coaching
Sport
Rugby Union

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