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Head Coach - Australian Open Women’s Softball Team (Aussie Spirit)

Softball Australia

  • Various Australia
  • Full Time
Closing 30 Sep 2018
Applications 0


Primary purpose of role:

The Head Coach is responsible for leading the technical direction and operational standards for the High Performance Program in partnership with the National Institute Network.

Build a successful and sustainable high performance culture for the Australian Spirit Women’s softball Team. The role is supported by assistant coaches, specialist coaches, technical officials and Softball Australia resource personnel.

  • Create and deliver a high performance program, inclusive of daily training and competition environments appropriate for achieving optimal success by way of podium finishes at key international events including World Championships and Olympic Games.

  • To be considered for this role you will have exceptional communication and relationship management skills with the ability to listen, collaborate, influence and develop strong trusted relationships with athletes, coaches and key stakeholders.

  • You will provide an advanced training program appropriate for long-term development of athletes selected as members of the Australian team focused on achieving optimal success by way of podium finishes at international events and qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games.

  • You will have a proven track record for success and demonstrated experience and/or knowledge within in a high-performance environment at international level as a senior coach, you will also have experience in leading multidisciplinary teams to optimise athlete and coach development and performance.

  • You will demonstrate an understanding of the what it takes to win on the world stage, including understanding of the needs of elite athletes both in training and competition. 

  • You will play a significant role in leading and driving Softball Australia’s High Performance program and culture

  • Lead the technical coaching and preparation of the team in collaboration with coaching and support staff.

  • Lead and facilitate Softball Australia’s High Performance program and culture in collaboration with the HP Manager.

Essential criteria:

The primary requirement in selection for the Head Coach position is demonstrated success as a coach, appropriate experience in the holistic long-term development of young people, program management and leadership skills.

  • Well-developed knowledge of the Australian high performance sporting environment

  • Understanding of the standards and demands of national/international level sport

  • An innovative, passion and energetic style

  • Capacity to identify and select elite athletes

  • Understanding of the concepts of sports science/sports medicine and the ability to incorporate them into training programs

  • Demonstrated success in managing people including, negotiation, and conflict resolution

  • An ability and willingness to collaborate to achieve success.

Please see attached position description for full details


Apply for this role

  • Interested and qualified applicants are asked to apply no later than Sunday 30th September 2018.
  • Please send through the following documentation via email to the Chief Operating Officer:

  • Current CV

  • Current Softball CV

  • Cover letter which addresses the ‘Essential Criteria’ listed in this PD

Chet Gray

0416 227 253

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