Want to work with Team England youth squads?
30th October 2018
Two of Team England’s women age groups squads are looking for head coaches and assistants. The positions available are:
- England junior (under 19) squad Head Coach
- England cadet (under 17) squads Head Coach
- England junior squad assistant coaches (multiple positions)
- England cadet squad assistant coaches (multiple positions)
Applications are now open and any registered coaches who are interested in these voluntary roles are encouraged to find out more by visiting the Volleyball England jobs page and applying by the deadline of Tuesday 13th November.
These roles are a vital part of the talent pathway programme but it’s there is much more to it than just running a team. There is the opportunity to have a long-lasting impact on international volleyball in this country.
National team roles
As head coach of either the cadet or junior squad, the successful candidate will manage their squad focusing on developing the athletes technically, tactically, physically and psychologically.
The head coaches will oversee and attend weekend training camps, which are usually held at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering, and lead the teams in competitions. The main competitions for the junior and cadet squads are the North European Volleyball Zonal Association (NEVZA) championships which are held in October each year, while the junior squad also enter the Cornacchia Cup in Italy at Easter.
The new head coaches will need to be available to deliver the first training camp on 15th and 16th December in Kettering.
Being able to lead and coordinate a team is a must for the head coaches, as they will have assistant coaches to help them deliver the programme. There are multiple positions available as assistant coaches in each of the junior and cadet squads, and these people will help to actively deliver the programme. So an assistant coach needs to have experience working with young athletes and work under the direction of the head coach to improve the players and themselves.
Leading the way
As well as having all the essential qualities of a quality coach, such as empathy, inspirational, being a team player, the head and assistant coaches are wanted to share their knowledge and have an input on how the pathway needs to develop.
The aim is to create an athlete development framework and an online virtual learning environment for the players to access.
“We are looking for head and assistant coaches who will contribute to creation of the framework and online learning environment,” says Gillian Harrison, technical and talent coordinator at Volleyball England. “They will need to bring together expertise and building strong relationships in the volleyball community. This includes with the parents of players in the Talent Pathway – their support is vital for the success of the programme.”
Applications for the roles of head coach and assistant coaches of the junior squad and head coach and assistant coaches of the cadet squads are welcome from all sections of the community.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday 13th November 2018.