Under 16 National Programme Staff Recruitment

As our National Programmes continue to evolve we are adding an Under 16 element to enter a team into the annual European Under 16s. We are now recruiting staff for this programme.

This programme will serve as an opportunity to give younger players an international experience earlier in their careers to better prepare them for Junior Men and Senior Men National Teams. We are looking to recruit three eager individuals to undertake the roles of Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Team Manager to bring this programme into motion.

We are now accepting applications for the Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Team Manager roles, with a preliminary closing date of 4th September 2019, using the form below.

The roles are voluntary positions, however all reasonable costs incurred will be reimbursed. Additionally all roles will require an individual to have either Garda Vetting or Access NI checks completed.


JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Team Manager

  • Communicating all relevant information to all players and coaching staff;
  • Preparing and communicating a plan for the year to all players and coaching staff;
  • Booking of all training sessions, including off court;
  • Ensuring all players and coaching staff are properly equipped to undertake training;
  • Liaising with competition organisers to ensure you have information required;
  • Liasing with other team managers as appropriate regarding training and travel;
  • Budgeting the cost of trip and communicating costs will all players, etc.;
  • Ensuring all travel, accommodation, etc is booked;
  • Communicating with treasurer to ensure all players are invoiced correctly and fully paid for trip;
  • Ensuring all players and coaching staff have valid passports, EHICs and completed necessary forms;
  • Preparing a travel itinerary and communicating with players and coaching staff;
  • Ensuring all players and coaching staff have the appropriate team and playing wear;
  • Communicating sponsorship information to relevant persons & selling the programme to potential investors;
  • Posting on social media as IHI regarding the relevant programme and/or sponsors;
  • Organising fundraising event(s) to minimise travel cost on players;
  • Being the contact person for the team to competition organisers;
  • Ensuring players and staff are representing IHI/Ireland in an appropriate manner and following the code of conduct;
  • Ensure all ground transport is booked for each day;
  • Ensuring players and staff are well equipped for each game, including; water bottles, medical supplies, towels, etc;
  • Being available to deal with any player’s issues or concerns;
  • Making contacts in the world of inline hockey;
  • Ensuring all players and staff needs are met during competition.

Head Coach

  • Leading the preparation, development, selection and coaching of players;
  • The running of trials, training sessions, camps prior to competition, video/tactic sessions, fitness sessions, etc.;
  • Creating a safe, fun but successful culture;
  • Creating and implementing development strategies (including fitness) for individual players;
  • Giving feedback to any players who not selected for squads and/or teams to ensure they can improve their own game;
  • Giving every player in the squad the opportunity to earn a final team spot and appropriate playing time;
  • Develop appropriate playing systems that will suit the needs of the team to be competitive and successful;
  • Ensuring all players understand the playing system and are able to play their role to the desired standard;
  • Be available for players to discuss issues they have with system(s) and help them fully understand them;
  • Setting challenging but realistic targets and establishing plans to meet them;
  • Continuous watching of games within the age group throughout the season to analyse squad players and observe for potential additions;
  • Scouting opposition as much as possible;
  • Identifying any needs where extra outside coaching is required i.e. goalies or fitness;
  • Communicating with other coaches in Ireland;
  • Leading pre-game and post-game analysis;
  • Ensuring all players are well prepared for every game and know their roles;
  • Ensure all players understand slight tactic changes between games;
  • Video analysis of every game if available, highlight mistakes and good plays to all players;
  • Communicating with players to ensure maximum performance;
  • Making appropriate in competition or in game changes for the benefit of the team;
  • Making contacts in the world of inline hockey and learning from other coaches.

Assistant Coach

  • Assisting the head coach in their tasks;
  • Carrying out duties as requested by head coach such as leading training sessions, working with individual players, monitoring player development and scouting potential players and oppositions;
  • Being a positive influence on head coach and squad but able to raise own opinion when necessary;
  • Creating a safe, fun but successful culture;
  • Creating and implementing development strategies (including fitness) for individual players;
  • Giving feedback to any players who not selected for squads and/or teams to ensure they can improve their own game;
  • Discussing with the head coach: Playing systems; Player selection; Anything else of importance;
  • Ensuring all players understand the playing system and are able to play their role to the desired standard;
  • Be available for players to discuss issues they have with system(s) and help them fully understand them;
  • Continuous watching of games within the age group throughout the season to analyse squad players and observe for potential additions;
  • Scouting opposition as much as possible;
  • Communicating with other coaches in Ireland;
  • Ensuring all players are well prepared for every game and know their roles;
  • Ensure all players understand slight tactic changes between games;
  • Video analysis of every game if available, highlight mistakes and good plays to all players;
  • Communicating with players to ensure maximum performance;
  • Discussing with head coach potential in game/competition changes, offering a different view;
  • Making contacts in the world of inline hockey and learning from other coaches.


For any queries please contact Edurards Bartkevics by email at eduards.bartkevics@inlinehockeyireland.org


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