England 3×3 Head Coach (Men & Women) – 2 Roles - British Wheelchair Basketball - Closing date 29 October 2021
Various – Role will require individual to travel to locations for trials, training camps (venue TBC) and major competition (Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games).
Interview date9 November 2021Job DescriptionBritish Wheelchair Basketball is the Sport’s National Governing Body across the UK, responsible for the sports governance and delivery at every level of the sport.
A new format of the game, 3×3, will make its debut at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022 The Commonwealth Games will have 6 teams competing in each of the men’s and women’s competitions. Teams consist of 4 players, with 3 players on the court at each time.
England have already qualified for a spot in both the Men’s and Women’s competition, as the host country, and are seeking to appoint a Men’s Head Coach and Women’s Head Coach to lead the preparation of the teams.
The priorities for the role are:
The preparing, developing, and implementing of a specific 3×3 programme for the team in line with British Wheelchair Basketball playbook (development framework), including the delivery of all trials and camps.
Implementing the objectives of the programme in consultation with the Team Leader.
Being a part of the process for identifying and selecting the athletes for the programme in line with selection policy and IWBF 3X3 player eligibility guidelines.
Working with support staff to develop a training programme which will includes athlete training schedules for in and out of camp.
Identifying and supporting the recruitment of appropriate sports science and performance staff to ensure that the program becomes world leading.
Representing the team with media and sponsorship requests when required.
Keeping all athletes and staff up to date and responding to e-mails and phone calls.
Supporting and ensuring the performance environment is an inclusive, positive, learning focused environment that optimally balances the pursuit for excellence with the wellbeing of the athlete.
Ensuring all players are actively engaged in the plan and an individualised approach.
Providing a training environment that is focused on player needs, aligned to the team goal, ensuring a ‘safe place to fail’ is created when appropriate and players are engaged in the process of pursuit of excellence in everything they do.
Providing athletes with 1-2-1 meetings to review progress and to give and receive feedback.
Ensuring a balanced and inclusive approach with individual training is taken with all players and staff, providing opportunities for everyone. Ensuring good working practices are in play to make sure all players and staff are resting when required both at competition and in the daily training environment.
Ensuring adherence to all organisation policies and procedures existing prior to, during and post the appointment including codes of conducting and safeguarding policies and procedures.
Proactively engage in the coaching CPD programme and coach education programme as a requirement of the role, including clean games training.
Preparing and presenting reports on the programme as required. Providing evaluations and reports on the Men’s/Women’s 3×3 programme.
Present recommendations on selection and take part in the selection process for athletes in accordance with the selection policy.