Head Coach Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats
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- Job Listing Date
- 7 Aug 2019
- Work Type
- Sport & Recreation, Coaching & Instruction
An ideal opportunity for an experienced or up-and-coming basketball coach to work in a vibrant team environment, playing in front of some of the best home fans in the country.
The Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats is Canterbury's premier women's basketball team, representing the province in the WBC, NZ's national women's basketball league.
Our Head Coach Lori McDaniel is stepping down after five years at the helm. She leaves the organisation in great shape, with two national championships and two female-coach-of-the-year awards won during a very successful tenure that has seen our women's game grow both locally and nationally.
The successful applicant will share our passion for the women's game at the national, as well as grassroots level, and will build on what McDaniel has achieved. The Wildcats players all mentor Canterbury youngsters and the Wildcats team has to date donated some $45,000 to up-and-coming players through our Wildcats Scholarships programme. This is a key part of our culture and will be maintained.
You will be an experienced basketball coach to the national level and be able to demonstrate a track record of exceptional leadership. You will have a vision for the continued success of Canterbury Wildcats Basketball and be able to articulate that.
The job includes:
Recruitment of players, assistants and team managers in conjunction with the Wildcats GM
The support and guidance of players in their individual development
Developing and maintaining a culture of excellence and high performance among the players and coaching staff
Ensuring all sponsorship and scholarship commitments made by the team are carried out
Planning, scheduling, conducting and attending pre-season training sessions including pre-season tournaments and training camps
During the season, planning, scheduling, conducting all team trainings, coaching all home and away games, and tournaments
Ensuring the fitness level of all players is maintained at a high standard, and that all players are committed to their own personal training regime (esp shooting and ball skills)
Attending all team commitments (trainings, games and social functions)
Participating in coach development opportunities whenever possible
Professionally representing the Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats to the basketball community, to sponsors, and in media appearances
The role is part time and will be remunerated at a level reflective of the experience and track record of the applicant.
A sponsored vehicle will be provided as part of the package.
About the WBC
The WBC is enjoying unprecedented growth since its recent format change to six teams nationally (with home and away round robin plus final four finals weekend). The 2019 WBC competition featured some 22 current or former Tall Ferns and several imports. Finals weekend was tightly contested and broadcast on national television. Going forward, weekly TV coverage is likely in 2020.
Prior to February, summer training starts with a core group of players. Team selections are made in February, training starts February through March, then preseason games begin in April. The official season starts in early May and ends in early-mid July.
The Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats play home games at a packed Cowles Stadium in front of some of the best fans in the league.
Women's basketball in New Zealand is on the rise. Will you be a part of it?
Send your CV along with a cover letter!
Wildcats Website: www.canterburywildcats.com
WBC 2019 final: https://tinyurl.com/y4c8ozcb
McDaniel Press Release: https://tinyurl.com/yyrh3hg8
- Are you willing to relocate for this role?