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Assistant Coach - Sheffield Junior Sharks Age Group Team

The Sheffield Sharks Basketball Club are looking for Assistant Coaches for their Sheffield Junior Sharks age group teams. Coaching opportunities are available at various age groups on a voluntary basis.

Assistant Coach - Sheffield Junior Sharks Age Group Team

The Sheffield Sharks Basketball Club are looking for Assistant Coaches for their Sheffield Junior Sharks age group teams. Coaching opportunities are available at various age groups on a voluntary basis.

Purpose

  • To assist in the selection of players for the age group team.
  • To assist the organisational, technical, tactical, physical and emotional development of an age-group team.
  • To input into the design and implement high-quality training and in-game coaching, and to reflect the overall principles of the Sheffield Sharks player pathway as directed by the Sheffield Sharks Head Coach.
  • To work closely with the Sheffield Sharks Head Coach, the age-group Head Coach and junior Team Manager in creating an effective high performance environment.

Key Duties

  • To assist in selecting, identifying and recruiting players to play for the age group team.
  • To work closely with the age-group Head Coach and the Sheffield Sharks Head Coach to ensure effective coaching for the development of age-group players.
  • To assist in implementing team and individual basketball concepts and principles as defined to you by the Sheffield Sharks Head Coach.
  • To utilise effective coaching and teaching strategies to enhance individual and team development.
  • To comply with and enforce all Sheffield Sharks Policies relevant to the role.
  • To ensure any safeguarding concerns are taken seriously and dealt with appropriately.
  • To ensure that the team fosters at positive and productive environment, which puts the needs of the child first and ensures their physical, emotional and development needs are being met.
  • To conduct and present themselves in a way which is consistent with the professional ethos of the Sheffield Sharks Basketball Club.
  • To maintain and develop a successful image and profile of the Sheffield Sharks Basketball Club, including in any media commitments as may be required.

Person Specification (Key Skills and Experience Essential to the Role)

  • Effective Leadership and a proven track record in a basketball environment.
  • Experience working with children and young people in sport.
  • Committed to personal develop and a willingness to embrace feedback.
  • Good communication skills with players, team managers, club staff and parents
  • Understanding of how individual players are motivated to be able to provide different approaches to develop best performance.
  • To work in collaboration with other club staff and volunteers as required to ensure best performance and development of the team.
  • Conveys an image consistent with the Sheffield Sharks Basketball Club values.
  • Willing to work irregular and unsociable hours to fulfil the commitments of the role.
  • Show integrity and is fair, equitable and ethical in approach.

For more information, or to apply for this position, please contact Joel Rowe-Mills on (0114) 257 3180 or email joel.mills@thesheffieldsharks.com

Supporting Documents:

sheffield-junior-sharks---assistant-coach---role-description-and-person-specification.pdf (PDF, 81.6 Kb)

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