Coaching Roles at Belsize Park

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Development Coach  –  Backs Coach  –  Women’s Coach

Belsize Park are the most central club in London, playing in Regents Park and training in Coram Fields. As a strictly amateur club, we have five senior men’s teams, plus a Vets team, offering rugby suitable for all levels of ability including social. www.bprfc.co.uk Over 350 adult male players represent Belsize Park each season. We have achieved over 15 promotions across our four league sides in the past 9 years, and each of our sides are playing in their highest-ever level of competition. We are now adding a new women’s team in the 2019-20 season. Our men’s 1st XV compete in London 1 South (Level 6) and our 2nd XV compete in Middlesex Merit Table Premier Division.

Development Coach

We are seeking an enthusiastic, positive and knowledgeable Development Coach to oversee and coach our Development Squads (3rd, 4th, Bulls – 5th). Our development squads provide a wide range of highly competitive and social rugby to improve intermediate level players and welcome many returners or new players into the game. Our 3rd team play at a high level and often contain many former 1st XV players. We believe this is a fantastic opportunity for a coach to develop in a fun and rewarding environment. This role will be supported by the existing senior coaching team at Belsize which includes several seasoned coaches.

Responsibilities

  • Overseeing and assisting existing volunteer coaches to achieve their full potential
  • Drive consistency of game strategy and match day practises
  • Input and design training session plans and programme
  • Improving basic skills across all players
  • Oversee selection and deliver feedback to players in concert with the respective team coach(es)
  • Design and deliver a “rugby from scratch” programme from new joiners who have not played the game before
  • Attend Wednesday training sessions (Coram Fields 7-9pm WC1N. Preseason in Hyde Park on Mondays and Wednesdays in July/August)
  • Attend Saturday matchdays (alternating between the three squads – home games in Regent’s Park)
  • Direct report to Director of Rugby

Required attributes

  • Level 2 coaching course completed (or in the process thereof). Preferred but not essential.
  • Coaching experience – preferably two or more seasons
  • Ability to lead the development of basic skills
  • Knowledgeable of all facets of the game
  • Enthusiastic and personable
  • Appreciation of Social rugby

 

Backs Coach

We are seeking an experienced Backs Coach to help coach our Performance Squads (1st & 2nd XV) and provide some guidance to our Development Squad Coaches. We will consider recently retired and experienced players for this role also.

Responsibilities

  • Train key skills and coach game plan and strategy to backline
  • Input to matchday selection and deliver feedback to players
  • Input and design training session plans and programme
  • Improving key skills across all players
  • Overseeing and assisting existing volunteer coaches to achieve their full potential
  • Attend Wednesday training sessions (Coram Fields 7-9pm WC1N. Preseason in Hyde Park on Mondays and Wednesdays in July/August)
  • Attend Saturday matchdays mainly for the 1st XV (alternating between the three squads – home games in Regent’s Park)

Required attributes

  • Level 2 coaching course completed (or in the process thereof). Preferred but not essential.
  • Coaching experience – preferably two or more seasons (but we will consider recently retired players)
  • Expert knowledgeable of Back plays and requisite skills across the backline
  • Enthusiastic and personable

 

Women’s Coach

We are seeking an enthusiastic and preferably experienced coach to spearhead our new Women’s team. This is the first ever Women’s team within the club so there will be numerous facets to the role. The coach will work with and be supported by the women’s committee.

Responsibilities

  • Design and implement a game plan
  • Assist in welcoming and recruiting players
  • Design and implement training session plans and programme
  • Improving basic skills across all players
  • Oversee selection and deliver feedback to players
  • Design and deliver a “rugby from scratch” programme from new joiners who have not played the game before
  • Attend training sessions one night per week (Preseason in Hyde Park on Mondays 7-9pm in August)
  • Attend Saturday matchdays
  • Direct report to Director of Rugby and Head of Women’s Rugby

Required attributes

  • Level 2 coaching course completed (or in the process thereof). Preferred but not essential.
  • Some coaching experience – preferably two or more seasons.
  • Knowledgeable of all facets of the game and ability to lead the development of basic skills
  • Enthusiastic and personable with a strong appreciation of Social rugby

 

In addition to the obvious rewards of these roles, we can also provide modest monetary compensation.

If you are interested in the role, please contact BPRFC Director of Rugby Zach Webb on zacharywebb@gmail.com by Friday June 26th