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9 Mar 2022

Part-Time Ladies Performance Coach

Upminster Hockey Club – Posted by ic09aac Upminster, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Upminster Hockey Club are seeking an ambitious coach to join our Coaching Team as the Ladies Performance Coach for the 22-23 season.

About us:Upminster Hockey Club is a vibrant, friendly club of over 500 members and 24 teams. Based on the London/Essex borders, the Club provides year-round playing opportunities for our members, led by a pool of committed and supportive volunteers.

The ladies section has 6 teams spread right through the East Playing Leagues, with the Ladies 1s playing East Premier League and the Ladies 2s and 3s both playing in East Div 2 (SE).

The successful candidate will be joining the club with a long-term vision of growing the talent among the ladies section, establishing the Ladies 1s as a top flight competitor in the East Prem (Outdoor and Indoor Competitions) and progressing the Ladies 2 into East Div 1(S).

About You:

We are looking to hear from coaches with playing and/or coaching experience at the higher end of the Regional League Structures (Div 1 or Prem) at a minimum, however some previous exposure at National League Level or from within the England Hockey Performances System would be desirable.

Personal Specification:

  • Experience of the performance hockey environment
  • A track record of junior performance development would be desirable
  • An individual who is well-organised to manage Assistant Coaches and sessions of up to 25 people
  • A creative and forward thinking coach to bring fresh ideas to the squad, offer fun and challenging opportunities to play
  • Energetic, positive, and nurturing, while still ambitious / visionary and challenging.
  • Someone looking for a long-term project and excited at the prospect of taking the Ladies Section forward.

The Role

  • Matchday Saturday Coaching with the Ladies 1s with matchday support to the Ladies 2s where possible
  • Lead Performance Coach for weekly training (currently Wednesdays, 8-9:30pm)
  • Reports to Director of Hockey and will work closely with Ladies 1st Team Captain & Vice Captain, Ladies Chair of Selectors and other Club Coaches.

Responsibilities

  • Planning and delivering training to the Ladies Performance Squad from pre-season and throughout the Outdoor Season (August to April).
  • Managing L1 at fixtures (and L2 where feasible).

Opportunities for growth
The following isn’t a formal requirement of the role, but the Club would be open to discussing ideas and appetite for improving the performance framework within the ladies section. This could include:

  • Earlier involvement with the team and to work alongside the existing Player/Coach
  • Coaching the Ladies Indoor Team/s
  • Introduction of additional training (indoor or outdoor – subject to venue availability)
  • Coach Development – working with Club Volunteer Coaches
  • Coaching Ladies Summer League (subject to team entry)
  • Other coaching opportunities with lower ladies sides and junior girls hockey

Pay – competitive, linked to coaching qualifications, previous experience and any appropriate on-costs. You be contracted to the Club on a self-employed basis.

How to Apply

Applicants should send a hockey specific CV and brief covering letter to Faye Dixey - w1c@upminsterhc.co.uk If you’d like to find out more or for an informal discussion you can contact: • Faye Dixey, Ladies 1st Team Captain – w1c@upminsterhc.co.uk • Matt Malby, Director of Hockey - coach@upminsterhc.co.uk

Job Categories: Hockey Coaches. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: #hockey #Hockeyjobs #hockeyplayers.

Job expires in 13 days.

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