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BC Rugby seeking applicants for U16-B and U15 Boys coaching positions
 
Published Friday, April 19, 2013
by Andrew Smith, with files from Dave Brown

VANCOUVER, BC - The British Columbia Rugby Union, the Provincial Sport governing body for the sport of rugby football in British Columbia, is seeking experienced individuals for the positions of Head Coaches in the BC U16 Men’s program and the BC U15 Boys Program.

The U16 Men’s Coach will be working directly with the ‘B’ squad at the National Championships and the U15 Boys Coach will be working directly with squad participating at the 2013 U16 PRC Event.

Reporting to the BC Provincial Coach and Development Manager, the successful applicants will operate within the guidelines of a fiscally responsible provincial program that is committed to on-field success and the overall promotion of the game.  A professional staff working out of the BC Rugby Office supports all provincial teams.

Each coach of our provincial teams plays an important role in the quality of rugby in Canada. The ideal candidate will provide leadership and vision to ensure his/her team is at the leading edge of player development.

U16 Men:
The Head Coach’s duties involve:
- Working with the Provincial Coach and Development Manager to outline the overall seasonal plan including provincial team player selections, practices, training camps, and development camps as well as preparation for fixtures and exhibition games.
- Attending the Provincial Regional Championships as well as identifying talent at Club and School games.
- Attending the Rugby Canada National Age Grade Championships

U15 Boys:
The Head Coach’s duties involve:
- Working with the Provincial Coach and Development Manager to outline the overall seasonal plan including provincial team player selections, practices, training camps, and development camps as well as preparation for fixtures and exhibition games. 
- Attending the Provincial District  Championships as well as identifying talent at Club and School games.
- Attending the BC Rugby Provincial Regional Championships

The Candidates for these positions should hold the following accreditation:
- Currently Registered with BC Rugby
- Completed Police Record Check
- Trained in SafeRugby or Rugby Ready
- Certified at the Introduction to Competition Coaching Context
- A minimum of three years coaching experience in the specific coaching context at the Club/School and Regional Levels (U16 Men and U15 Boys – LTAD Train to Train)

Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills are critical for success in this role involving interaction with players, other provincial coaches and managers, BC Rugby staff, volunteers and the general public.  Team building and conflict resolution skills are essential. 

Positions Title:                       
British Columbia Head Coach, U16 Men and British Columbia Head Coach, U15 Boys

Reports to:                            
BC Rugby Provincial Coach & Development Manager

Description:                          
The British Columbia Rugby Union Provincial Team Head Coach is a proven leader who will utilize a successful coaching experience and background to ensure that the provincial team will achieve its on-field potential.   

In addition to on-field success, the Head Coach is committed to long-term player development, the overall promotion of the game and to operating within the guidelines of a provincial program that is consistent across all levels and ensures British Columbia’s rugby programs are a proud reflection of our province and its sporting traditions.

Roles & Responsibilities:
1. Plan and implement provincial team player selections, practices, training camps, development camps, and preparation for games and exhibition fixtures

2. Effective co-ordination and communication of game  preparation and implementation

3. Knowledge and understanding of game adjustments and facilitating them during competition.

4. Co-ordination of post-game analysis of statistics and video-tapes (if possible) and the implementation of adjustments to practice and game plan preparation

5. Work collaboratively with the BC Rugby Provincial Coach and Development Manager and other Team BC Staff to develop, refine and execute a team plan that maximizes player development.

6. Provide comprehensive year-end progress reports along with other intermittent updates as required.

7. Communicate areas of responsibility for team captain and other team leaders

8. Media interaction where necessary

9. Participate in the selection process and assignment of areas of responsibility for the Assistant Coach and other adjunct or intern coaches

10. Develop and administer areas of responsibility and expectations for the Assistant Coach(s), adjunct coaches, and mentored coaches.

11.  Adhere to the sponsorship guidelines as set out by the BC Rugby Union


Knowledge and Skills:
1. Strong  technical and tactical expertise and teaching ability

2. Ability to select quality rugby players that have the skill to be successful at the Provincial level

3. Excellent leadership and organizational skills

4. Flexibility to travel

5. Supervisory skills with delegation of areas of responsibility

6. Team building and group dynamics skills

7. Decisive and proactive

8. Ability to identify necessary needed improvements and make strategic adjustments during game situation

9. Demonstrated ability to work with volunteers within the rugby community

10.  Strategic planning both short and long term

11.  Ability to remain composed in difficult situations

12.  Dispute resolution and conflict management skills

13.  Excellent communication skills

14.  Creative problem solving skills


The closing date for Applications is April 30th. Applicants should contact the BC Rugby Provincial Coach and Development Manager, Dave Brown, directly
at  dbrown@bcrugby.com

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