Position Description – Coaching

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Reports To:

Club Executive, ACA Premier Cricket Program Manager

Remuneration:

$10,000 -  (Eligible only to uncontracted ACA Members)

Purpose:

“The Premier Cricket Program has been designed to support ACA members in their post-cricket lives via a program that retains and harnesses the skill, experience and knowledge of ACA Members to identify, instruct and inspire talent through the Premier Cricket pathway.”

Program  Objectives:

  • Provide a platform for ACA Members to remain in Premier Cricket through playing, coaching, talent identification and administrative roles
  • Narrow the gap between Premier Cricket and High Performance/First Class Cricket
  • Create additional opportunities for clubs to support and enhance existing budgets and structures
  • Grow a sustainable program that ensures Premier Cricket remains the lifeblood of Australian Cricket within the National Player Pathway
  • Retain First Class Cricketers who are able to support young talent
  • Provide a higher level competition for all players involved in Premier Cricket
  • Excite, inspire and improve the next generation of Australian First Class Cricketers
  • Support the development of emerging talent while balancing club objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Roles & Responsibilities could include one or more of the following
  • Senior Club Coach
  • Senior Assistant
  • Assistant Coach – Lower XI Player
  • Junior Talent Coach/Mentor – Player
  • Provide detailed reports twice a season that monitors the progress of other program objectives.
  • Selection Role
  • Mentor talent – emotionally and physically
  • Relationship with State Talent Manager (STM)– support and utilise CA and State player pathway resources
  • Drive and monitor High Performance systems, methods and best practice including (Individual Performance Plans (IPPs), workload management and strategy/analysis)
  • Promotion of Premier Cricket as the elite pathway
  • Meet minimum standards agreed to by the club, player and ACA/CA
  • Support and attend Club functions
  • Act as a role model for players, parents and officials
  • Be part of a coaching network that includes Professional Development opportunities to understand club & HP systems
  • Facilitate consistent  communication between players and club officials
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in Premier Cricket

Coaching Requirements

  • Available to attend training and observe matches on a regular basis as agreed with Club/ACA
  • Maintain contact with STM’s as required to discuss players of interest
  • Accredited Coach (working towards Level III)
  • Work in conjunction with club coaches and selectors to develop club high performance and player development programs
  • Direct engagement and input into team selection
  • Attend coaching seminar/professional development sessions
  • Align and integrate with Premier Cricket’s ethos ‘Be part of the Club’
  • Contribute to ‘Out of Season’ planning & player activity/programming – Link to Coach Development
  • Achieve key obligations/KPI’s of the ACA program
  • Willingness to participate in the induction, development and appointment process

Qualifications

 

  • Working with children
  • Level II desirable – obtain qualification if not already accredited