July 7, 2017
USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Coach Position
USA Rugby Release
USA Rugby, the national governing body for the sport of rugby in America, and a Full Sport Member of the USOC and World Rugby, is seeking qualified candidates for the role of Men’s 15s Head Coach. This position is responsible for all aspects of the Eagles Men’s 15s program including planning and development, team preparation and oversight of administrative and logistical functions. The Head Coach will work collaboratively with all National Teams Head Coaches, both 7s and 15s; with all development pathway teams and their coaches; and the technical support staff of both senior women’s teams when applicable.
The Head Coach will report to and work directly with the General Manager of Men’s 15s team. The Head Coach will supervise Assistant Coaches, Team Managers, Athletic Trainers/Physiotherapists and others as assigned. The Head Coach’s performance will be reviewed at the end of each year of the term (December) by the Director of Performance, GM and CEO.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Actively support the identification and development of domestic High Performance coaches as part of the USA Rugby Coach Development Program, including but not limited to—assisting in the mentoring and development of coaching skills and techniques for national, regional and elite level coaches
Assist in the development of assistants, specialists, and age grade coaches to develop their own coaching skills and techniques.
Effectively apply a variety of communications skills and leadership abilities in order to manage a dynamic and diverse team environment.
Responsible for developing and maintaining a plan that aligns with the resources assigned to the program
Exhibits a proven ability to identify, assess, select and recruit player talent, locally and internationally.
Possesses an ability to design, plan and implement a coaching program that supports participants’ developmental needs. This includes incorporating periodization, team and individual player development, employ game planning strategies considering team, opponent and environmental characteristics, and session planning skills based on evaluation of team and individual play.
Oversee the incorporation and management of all administrative and logistical support for the program, staff and players including creation and maintenance of team plan and attendant budget; Ability to assess overall progress against plan and periodic reporting.
Liaise with the Coach Development Program, Regional Academies, Elite Coaches, and others to improve the standard of rugby throughout the United States based on standard practice.
Develop, communicate and review key performance indicators with USA Rugby’s Director of Performance.
Assist, whenever necessary and appropriate in media, PR and sponsorship fulfillment as well as fundraising efforts for USA Rugby and affiliates.
Model teach and reinforce ethical behavior throughout the program.
Serve as an ambassador for the sport and for USA Rugby and its affiliates at all times.
This position will be required to be a member of USA Rugby and show proof of successful completion of USA Rugby online minimum coaching requirements including Safesport/Concussion, etc.
The Men’s 15s Head Coach will be required to reside, full time, in the United States during tenure.
Education & Qualifications:
5-7 years experience as a Head Coach or Assistant Coach of an international side
5-7 years experience as a Head Coach or Assistant Coach in a professional team
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