Jul 11, 2021

COE Mens Head Coach -Basketball Australia - Closing 23 Jul 2021

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  • Bruce ▸ ACT ▸ Australia
Full time

Job Description

Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence: Applications for Position of Head Coach - Men’s Program

Basketball Australia is the governing and controlling body for the sport of basketball in Australia and is located in Wantirna South, Victoria. BA runs the Chemist Warehouse WNBL, NWBL, WNWBL, national teams and national junior championships.

The Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence is located at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra and is a fully residential program for identified elite youth players aged 16 – 19 years.

Formerly the AIS Basketball Program, the BA Centre of Excellence has forged an international reputation for outstanding player development and is a key element in the ongoing success of Australia teams at Olympics and World Cups. As part of the overall program, the NBA Global Academy is located at the BA Centre of Excellence and the two programs work collaboratively in the development of elite talent from Australia and internationally.

Basketball Australia is calling for applications from suitably qualified people for the position of Head Coach of the BA Centre of Excellence Men’s Program. This position is full- time and is located in Canberra.

The Role

Candidates for this exciting, elite coaching and player development role will

  • Lead a holistic, best practice elite youth high performance program
  • Devise and implement the high-performance player development program, inclusive of physical, technical and psychological development of athletes 16-19 years
  • Oversee the technical and long-term athlete development program
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with AIS Sports Science Sports Medicine and Performance staff to ensure a holistic best practice environment is prioritised
  • Liaise with Basketball Australia High Performance staff on international trends and best practice
  • Manage and direct program staff, including assistant coaches, strength and conditioning staff, sports science/sports medicine and academic/wellbeing staff
  • Collaborate with the Technical Director of the NBA Global Academy on technical and holistic operation across both programs
  • Serve as Head Coach for any BA Centre of Excellence games in both league and nonleague matches
  • Represent the program both nationally and internationally as required

The Person

The successful candidate will possess

  • Basketball Australia Performance Coach accreditation (formerly Level Three) or comparable international accreditation
  • Experience as Head or Assistant Coach in FIBA international competition
  • Professional coaching experience in the NBL or WNBL or equivalent international leagues
  • Understanding of international basketball trends, techniques and tactics
  • Head Coaching experience at the elite youth development level, including Under 18/20 State teams or comparable
  • Sound knowledge and highly efficient in the use and application of Sports-code/Hudl
  • Experience as a program head coach of a holistic, multi-faceted youth program
  • Tertiary qualifications in teaching, sports science or sports coaching

To Apply for the Role

Applications from suitably qualified coaches a should include:

  • A one-page cover letter briefly outlining your strengths as a candidate for the role
  • Your resume of no more than 4 pages, outlining your coaching and player development experience, as well as tertiary qualifications and coaching accreditation
  • Candidates must possess a current Working with Children check (or state/territory equivalent)
  • Short-listed applicants may be asked to submit a presentation prior to interview

Applications from suitably qualified coaches are invited prior to close of business Friday, July 23, 2021. No applications will be considered after this closing date.

Interviews will be held indicatively on Friday, July 30.

For more information, or to request a full Position Description, contact Peter Lonergan peter.lonergan@australia.basketball

Essential Requirements

Desirable Criteria

  • Working with Children / Working with Vulnerable People Check

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