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Applications are invited to join the Performance Centre coaching team at either Northwood PC or Bury St Edmunds PC.

A job description can be found here => [PC Coach - Download

An application form can be downloaded here => [PC Coach - Application]
 
Please send your application and one page CV to Martin Williams at martinw1955@gmail.com by 21st June 2020 who is also available to answer any questions on 07793-651260
 

Role Title:

Performance Centre Coach

Location:

Bury St Edmunds or Northwood Performance Centres (East Region)

Term:

11 months with a view to re-appointment

Responsible to:

East Regional Hockey Association

Contractual Status:

Full Day £150 per day / Evening £75 per session

PERFORMANCE CENTRES

Performance Centres are an exciting development to The Player Pathway introduced in January 2017. There are sixteen Performance Centres strategically located across England to maximise opportunity and player development.

Performance Centres aim to:

  • Develop an oversupply of high calibre players for National Age Group Squads
  • Provide frequent, exceptionally high quality contact time for a targeted group of players
  • Provide appropriate competition to support player development
  • Provide high quality education that effectively prepares young players for performance environments

 

NB: Dates provided in an appendix to this document although, in view of present coronavirus pandemic may be subject to change.

 

ROLE SUMMARY: COACH

The Regional Hockey Associations are looking for talented, inspirational Coaches who:

  • Can work within a team of coaches to create an intensive and pressurised training environment to encourage the development of effective decision makers and highly skilled players who can repeatedly perform under pressure
  • Will consistently apply the Golden Thread and National Skills Priorities whilst keeping the End in Mind
  • Can support an inspirational developmental culture that supports player development, facilitates learning and gives players a strong sense of individual and collective responsibility
  • Will commit to their own personal development and see the importance of this for the benefit of the players

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Play a significant role in the delivery of all pitch sessions with the other appointed members of the Performance Centre coaching team; effectively applying Principles of the Game, Development Themes and the Golden Thread
  • Work with the Performance Centre regional management and administrative systems to support delivery and respect any regulations set out in the regional terms of reference for the Performance Centre
  • In an intense, training and competition environment, prioritise player development over competition result
  • Lead communications with parents and maintain registers for all sessions
  • Work with young athletes and be responsible for their welfare and protection

 

ADMINISTRATION

Work with all coaches within the centre as a team to meet summative player feedback and selection requirements, in conjunction with the Centre Manager, including:

  • Maintaining registers and communicating with parents over emails
  • Delivering formative feedback to players.
  • Inputting comments into summative written feedback on the Player Pathway System (PPS) relevant to the End in Mind and TDF
  • Attending regional CPD days/events
  • Adhere to Regional GDPR

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential

  • A dynamic coach who is able to deliver exceptional development opportunities to our best young hockey players
  • A can do attitude and solution focussed approach
  • Demonstrable hockey coaching experience; particularly relating to the application of the Golden Thread and Development Themes in a talent development environment. A forward thinking coach who understands a games-based and constraint led coaching approach
  • A strong communicator, able to clearly and accurately share information
  • An ability to relate and work with young athletes
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Have completed an enhanced DBS check through England Hockey within the last three years
  • Have attended a scUK Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Sport workshop within the last three years
  • Have a First Aid qualification(achieved in the last three years)
  • Have valid Public Liability Insurance for coaching young people

 

Desirable

  • Experience of supporting the technical shaping of Goal Keepers in contextual settings

 

Appointments will be made based on suitability against the job specification, evidenced experience and appropriate references. There may be a requirement to attend an interview in some cases and the region reserves the right to request session observations.

 

To apply please send a CV to the relevant Regional Hockey Association by 21st June 2020. See Appendix 3 location information for details. 

 

 

Please include the names and contact information of two independent referees who have knowledge of you in a hockey/coaching capacity.

 

Please also indicate if you are applying to any other Performance Centres.

Please supply the following:-

Scanned copy of current First Aid certificate

Scanned copy of current SCUK Safeguarding & Protecting Children certificate

Proof of valid coaching insurance

 

APPENDIX 1: DATES 2020/21 (subject to change)

Girls

 

Boys

Sunday 13 September 20

 

Sunday 13 September 20

Sunday 20 September 20

 

Sunday 20 September 20

Monday 28 September 20

 

Monday 5 October 20

Monday 12 October 20

 

Monday 19 October 20

Monday 2 November 20

 

Monday 9 November 20

 

 

Monday 16 November 20

Monday 23 November 20

 

 

Sunday 3 January 21

 

Sunday 3 January 21

Monday 25 January 21

 

Monday 18 January 21

Monday 8 February 21

 

Monday 1 February 21

 

 

Monday 22 February 21

Sunday 28 February 21

 

Sunday 28 February 21

Monday 8 March 21

 

Monday 15 March 21

Monday 22 March 21

 

 

Sunday 18 April 21

 

Sunday 18 April 21

Sunday 2 May 21

 

Sunday 2 May 21

Sunday 20 June 21

 

Sunday 20 June 21

Sunday 4 July 21

 

Sunday 4 July 21

Sunday 11 July 21

 

Sunday 11 July 21

 

 

 

Sunday 22 August 21 FC training

 

Sunday 22 August 21 FC training

25 - 28 August 21 – Futures Cup

 

25 -28 August 21 - Futures Cup

 

 

 

Black - Training Evening

 

Black - Training Evening

Red - Training Day

 

Red - Training Day

Blue - Competition Day

 

Blue - Competition Day

 

APPENDIX 2: COACHING STRUCTURE – Please note East Region has a different structure of 1 Head Coach and 4 coaches per gender

Key:
HC – Head Coach
LC – Lead Coach
C – Coach
GK – GK Coach



 

APPENDIX 3: LOCATIONS

 

Performance Centre Locations

 

Centre Locations

Region

Durham

North Hockey Association

Preston

Leeds

Manchester

East Midlands

Midlands Hockey Association

West Midlands

South Midlands

Bury St Edmunds

East Hockey Association

Northwood

Bristol

West Hockey Association

Exeter

Reading

South Hockey Association

Weybridge

Guildford

Tonbridge

Southampton

 

 
 
 
 
 

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