Leicester Hockey Club is seeking a new first team coach in preparation for the 2013-14 season. This post is pivotal in ensuring Leicester maintain and improve upon their recent European and National Premier League successes. With a European campaign at Easter 2014 and the domestic league due to start in September 2013, choosing the right candidate for success is key.
For this post you will have:
 Proven success playing or coaching at National League Level (or equivalent), NAG’s or National
Representational Level
 Excellent technical and tactical knowledge of hockey and its application as a coach
 An innovative and creative approach to coaching, including the use of technology to support coaching
 Excellent interpersonal skills to support the club committee and manage the wide range of players needs
 Ability to plan and deliver training sessions for squads and group of players with differing abilities
 Ability to work with the existing team manager and captain to take the squad forwards
 Feed into and support the whole club coaching approach
 A good understanding of ClubsFirst Policy and procedure with regards to U18s within the club
The First Team Coach is expected to:
 Take responsibility for planning and delivering 1st team training
 Attend all First Team Matches (mainly weekends)
 Support the other club coaches and players
 Advise and support Player Recruitment
 Feed into the whole club strategy
 Develop other/aspiring coaches within the club
 Lead preseason and post season planning sessions
This post offers:
 A salary plus expenses towards travel, (dependant on distances)
 A first team manager to handle administration of the team
 European competition over Easter 2014 (already qualified)
 Use of club video camera and or software if required
 Strategic input into development and planning at the club
Applications are welcome from newly qualified coaches, players looking to further develop their coaching and
established coaches with a proven track record. Applications will also be considered from player-coaches. The
successful applicant will undergo a criminal records bureau (CRB) check.
If you would like to apply for this position, please email a hockey CV/portfolio which details your experience, profile
and references with contact details. Please also include a covering letter/email explaining why you are applying and your suitability for the role.
The closing date for applications is: Friday 21st June followed by face to face interviews with shortlisted candidates (approx. 5 at most) to be held on or around 30th June with the successful candidate to be appointed at the beginning of July.
If you have any questions, please email info@leicesterhc.co.uk and we will endeavour to answer them as quickly as possible. Unfortunately we aren’t able to discuss this position over the phone, so please direct enquiries via the email above only.
Source: Leicester HC