Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Professional National Coach in Ireland

The Irish Amateur Archery Association is looking for a professional national archery coach. You can stand as a candidate if you meet the following requirements:

Desired Qualifications

Ø Proven skills in developing archers for international level
Ø A degree in Sport Sciences would be commendable but not necessary
Ø The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills
Ø Able to work with coaches and tutors, archers of all levels, in Recurve and Compound, target and field disciplines
Ø Must speak English
Ø A proven track record of coaching and/or competing at international level.

Duties, roles and responsibilities

Ø To make training plan for and coach the national team
Ø Preparation to international archery events
Ø To offer any technical advices requested by the federation
Ø To coach the athletes of the national archery squad
Ø To maintain and analyse data on national athletes, then develop programmes to maximise performance
Ø When required, to coach athletes at international level tournaments
Ø Liaise with coaches in the preparation of training programmes and archery technique
Ø To serve as an advisor to the national archery domestic committee in:
- Improving competition opportunities
- Establishing successful national major events
Ø Other: Assist tutors in the development of a national coaching structure

Assigned objectives
Ø Forward our athletes to top 16 position at European championships
Ø Forward our athletes to top 32 at world championships
Ø Qualify our athletes for Olympic Games

Main clauses of the working contract

Ø 38 month period preceded by 6-month test period
Ø Contract starting on 5 January 2009
Ø The successful candidate will be expected to travel to various training venues in Ireland
Ø Salary, remuneration and expenses to be negotiated

Contact, information and application to:
Irish Amateur Archery Association
Pat Lyons

Candidates must request and complete the candidature form and return it with a resume to the above address by the application deadline.

Application Deadline: 28 November 2008

- Source : FITA