Men's National Team Assistant Coach Applications

As we continue to develop our National Programmes, it has been identified that adding an Assistant Coach will help take the programme to the next level and to help ensure the maximum experience for players.

We are now accepting applications for the Assistant Coach role for the Men's National team, with a preliminary closing date of 8th November 2018. Please apply at the link below:


https://goo.gl/forms/HmoxORO1HDNV1uwk1


This role is a voluntary position, however all reasonable costs incurred will be reimbursed.

The role will require an individual to have either Garda Vetting or Access NI checks completed.

This role will require an individual to have senior coaching experience with a track record of success.

The successful candidate will be responsible to the Head Coach and Senior Development Officer.


Roles and duties to include:

  • 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;
  • Help develop appropriate off-court and on-court warm-ups that all players understand;
  • 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; National programme coaches to create good standards across programmes; and, Club coaches to discuss what national coaches are looking for and ensuring they can help develop national squad players (current and future) appropriately.
  • Ensuring all players are well prepared for every game and know their roles;
  • Ensure all players understand slight tactic changes between games;
  • Scouting opposition/potential opposition as much as possible, ensure players know their dangers and weaknesses;
  • 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 the Senior Development Officer, Edurards Bartkevics by email at eduards.bartkevics@inlinehockeyireland.org

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