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Role: Assistant Coach for the NLD Developing Player Programme
Closing date: 26th June 2022

Outline of Programme

The England Rugby Developing Player Programme is committed to providing a high quality, player development experience, which encourages lifelong participation in the game and enables those with the greatest potential to be clearly identified. This programme is aimed at players aged Under 16

Outline of the Role

The applicant should be able to demonstrate that they have a real passion for coaching and the development of youth athletes. The successful applicant will be working as part of a strong coaching team and must be willing to work collaboratively to achieve the outcomes of the programme.

Key Tasks

  • To work with the Lead Coach, and as a part of the wider coaching team, to design and deliver content and structure of the training sessions and other events in order to develop the players involved in line with the programme objectives.
  • To attend assessment days to benchmark young players and invite those with potential to attend the programme.
  • To deliver coaching sessions for players in line with the agreed calendar.
  • Provide individualised practice plans for players.
  • Provide individualised feedback to players to support their on-going development.
  • A willingness to help develop support coaches assisting the programme.
  • To commit to on-going personal development and training to ensure that delivery practices, skills and knowledge are as up to date as possible.
  • To inspire young female athletes and be committed to a successful development programme underpinned by the values of TREDS.

Skills and Education

  • It is expected that coaches will have achieved, as a minimum, ERCA, or equivalent and a current RFU DBS check.
  • Coaches expected to have shown significant commitment to their personal and professional development. (Evidence of this commitment is highly desirable).
  • Has an understanding of Player Centred Coaching and can adapt coaching style to meet the learning style of the participant. (Evidence of this is highly desirable).
  • Able to converse with the players, parents and coaches to assist players with self-reflection and setting of appropriate development goals.
  • Knowledge of physical and psychological development of young people, can work with specialists to develop appropriate development plans for maturing players.

Qualities and Attributes

  • Adapts quickly and with enthusiasm to changes, and adapts work effort appropriately.
  • Can show evidence of a creative and innovative approach to coaching.
  • Able to connect with young people through an appropriate style of communications, dress, style and image.
  • Is committed to personal improvement and to working as part of a team.
  • Can show self-motivation, initiative, tenacity and resilience.
  • Challenges appropriately, and in a positive manner, the behaviour that does not support an open and honest team working approach.
  • Ability to look ahead to develop and maintain clear outcome based plans for achieving objectives. This involves reviewing progress, learning from experience and implementing continuous improvement solutions for the programme.
  • Ability to develop and nurture collaborative, effective and productive working relationships (both internally and externally).
  • Ability to self-generate and maintain high levels of motivation; display initiative, tenacity and resilience and to work independently as well as part of a team.

For more information, please contact NLD Girls’ Rugby Coordinator Siobhan Peeling on 07879 615157 or [email protected]

The deadline for applications is Sunday 26 June; Interviews to be held w/c 04 July 2022

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