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26 May 2022

Part-Time Assistant or Player Coach

Eastbourne Hockey Club – Posted by Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

EHC is looking for a new Men’s Section Coach or Player Coach to join its team of professional and volunteer coaches. This new role for the 2022/23 season is central to the club’s development pathway for aspiring players.

Working closely with the Men’s Head Coach, the Men’s Section Coach will work with the Men’s high performance teams to enable players to reach their full potential. Specifically, the Men’s Section Coach will take responsibility for the performance and development of the Men’s 1st and 2nd teams; they will attend match days, design and implement tactics and address team and personal development needs at weekly training sessions.

The role would suit someone in the early stages of their coaching journey or someone still playing in the National League on Sundays who is looking to develop their coaching or management skills. Eastbourne HC will provide support and access to training to develop coaching skills. Most importantly, the ideal candidate will have good communication skills and have a passion for developing talented players in to the 1st team of the future.
With over 250 members, EHC is a large and vibrant club in East Sussex. We aim to offer inclusive hockey to all levels and abilities and strive to strike the right balance between performance and participation. We run 5 Ladies teams and 5 Men’s teams in Sussex and regional leagues plus Masters, Mixed, Junior Development and Summer League teams. Our Men’s 1st Team competes in South East Premier with other teams in the South East Martlets leagues.

Our home at the historic Saffrons Sports Ground is overlooked by the South Downs and located near the picturesque Meads Village of Eastbourne. We have our own astroturf pitch, on-site gym, pitch side clubhouse, decking area and sociable bar.


  • Deliver appropriate and engaging coaching for developing and performance players
  • Give regular individual feedback to players, collectively and individually
  • Mentor and develop young talent
  • Communicate effectively, honestly and openly
  • Apply selection and team management fairly and consistently
  • Work effectively as part of a team alongside the Men’s Head Coach, Men’s Club Captain, Team Captains and other coaches and volunteers
  • Attend Men’s Performance Training on Thursday evenings 7-9pm
  • Attend or play in Men’s 1st or 2nd team matches (home and away), Saturday’s from end September to April usually

Experience / Background

  • Regional Premier League, National league or International coaching or playing experience, AND / OR
  • Appropriate coaching qualification (e.g. Hockey Level 2 or relevant sports degree)

Negotiable, based on experience

How to Apply

Please get in touch with Sam Jennings, Men's Club Captain

Job Categories: Hockey Coaches. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: #hockey #Hockeyjobs #hockeyplayers. Salaries: Less than 15,000.

Job expires in 52 days.

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