National Team Beach Coach Wanted

Volleyball Ireland are looking for a Beach Volleyball National Team Head Coach.  The position is voluntary, with the following key responsibilities:

  • To create and deliver a systemic athlete centred performance programme for high level Beach Volleyball players in Ireland, including overseeing the implementation of a pathway programme for Junior players.
  • Support the development and mentoring of other Beach Volleyball Coaches.

Other aspects of the role include;

  • Lead the Beach Volleyball National Team Coaching plan
  • Provide input into the development of annual operational plans for Beach Volleyball National Teams, through the HP Commission
  • Uphold the policies and values of Volleyball Ireland and demonstrate these in all communications and activities
  • Develop, deliver and communicate an athlete centred programme of training and competition for the Ireland Senior and Junior Beach Volleyball Squads
  • Coordinate a player Strength and Conditioning programme in partnership with suitably qualified professionals
  • Develop relationships with Volleyball Ireland club coaches and other National Team Head Coaches for Volleyball and Beach Volleyball
  • Manage relevant Assistant Coaches, Team Managers and/or other support staff
  • Work closely with Volleyball Ireland’s development team and High Performance Commission
  • Build a culture of High Performance and continuous development within the squad programme
  • Attend competitions both domestically and Internationally
  • Act as the Volleyball Ireland team lead when participating in International Competition
  • Work with the Volleyball Office to coordinate travel to International competitions and camps
  • Prioritise the safety and welfare of all athletes and staff members while on the programme
  • Help raise the profile of the National Team by assisting with the production of social media and website content
  • Design a programme of training incorporating athlete development of technical, tactical, physical and mental skills
  • Implement individual development plans for all athletes on the BV programme
  • To uphold the Volleyball Ireland selection policy including supplying timely feedback on all selections and deselections
  • To empower the Team Manager, Assistant Coaches and support staff to fulfil their roles
  • To work closely with the General Manager to ensure the programme is delivered on budget
  • Regularly report on progress to the HP Commission

The successful candidate must:
• Be a registered Volleyball Ireland Coach, or be willing to become one upon appointment
• Have completed a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop, or be willing to complete upon appointment
• Ideally hold a recognised Volleyball coaching award or equivalent qualification.
Please send a 1 page cover letter and accompanying CV outlining your suitability to the role to no later than midday January 30th 2020

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