Colorado Academy is a 950 student PK-12 independent day school that first opened its doors in 1906. The academy is fully committed to excellence in academics, athletics and the arts. Colorado Academy field hockey has been the state champions for the past two seasons and returns a phenomenal senior class next year.
Colorado Academy has over 40 girls in the upper school program with girls playing in 6-8th grades as well. The academy is looking for a person to take over a program that is on an extremely strong foundation. The athletic facilities are top-notch, with a turf field and numerous grass fields on a 100+ acre campus and plans to add to the athletic complex that will include another turf field and indoor facilities in the not too distant future. A new 11.5 million dollar upper school was just completed last January.
- Playing experience at the college level or international equivalent
- Successful coaching experience as a head coach at the HS level or assistant coach at the collegiate or international level
- An understanding of the independent school environment that includes a rigorous college preparatory academic curriculum
- Ability to commit to an August 1-November 1 season
All applicants will be subject to and must pass a background check. Please submit resumes, a list of qualifications and references to Bill Hall (email@example.com) by February 15, 2014. Interviews will be conducted by phone and on campus before March 10. Hiring will conclude before March 21.
Director of Coaching and Talent Systems - USA Field Hockey (Colorado Springs, CO)
USA Field Hockey is the National Governing Body for Field Hockey in the USA and is responsible for the development from grass roots to elite activities.
USA Field Hockey is looking for someone who is an excellent communicator who can establish strong relationships across a wide network of stakeholders both internally in the sport and externally. The Director of Coaching and Talent Systems will lead the organization’s coaching and talent strategy, increase the quality and quantity of coaching services throughout the talent system and improve the identification, development and confirmation of talent. The successful individual will demonstrate a track record for success and have a track record in delivering on coaching and talent strategic and operational plans.
1. Lead and manage the USAFH Coaching and Talent System at all levels.
2. Lead, design and implement the USAFH Coaching and Talent Education Plan.
3. Review the current Player Syllabus.
4. Disseminate coaching philosophy of national teams through to coaches at all levels in the talent system with effective coach education communication tools.
5. Lead on all hockey content for all Coaching Certification Levels 1-3.
6. Lead on development of a high performance coach program.
7. Chair USAFH Coaching and Talent Committees.
Position reports to Director of High Performance or, if this position is vacant, to the Executive Director.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
1. Leadership, management and operations.
2. Strategic and operational planning.
3. Communications, internal and external relations.
4. Annual budget planning and preparation.
5. Ad hoc assignments at the request of the Executive Director or High Performance Director.
1. Leadership and management of the Coaching and Talent Program across USAFH.
2. Managing the recruitment of system coaching and talent staff within USAFH recruitment guidelines.
3. Undertake appropriate meetings and briefings as required.
4. Attendance at relevant internal USAFH meetings.
5. Lead the direction of all areas of Coaching and Talent activity within the organization.
1. Support the Executive Director and High Performance Director on the preparation of the strategic plan and relevant funding submissions.
2. Lead the development and implementation of the USAFH Coaching and Talent Plan.
3. Work closely with the USAFH staff to design and develop the coaching and talent pathway.
4. Support, where appropriate, the development of all USAFH Coaching and Talent Policies.
5. Work with any relevant internal staff or external partners on strategic and operational planning.
6. Annual preparation of coaching and talent operational plans and budgets.
1. Oversee relationships and communication messages with all deliverers and stakeholders in the USAFH Coaching and Talent System.
2. Disseminate coaching philosophy of national teams through to coaches at all levels in the talent system with effective coach education communication tools.
3. Develop and promote USAFH resources and services.
4. Prepare reports and articles for communication through the USAFH website, regional and hockey publications.
1. A minimum of 4 years relevant experience of which at least 2 years must be in a senior management role and include staff management and development, preferably with international athletes in a coaching and talent role.
2. A good understanding of current performance standards and development in international hockey.
3. Experience and knowledge of other sports coaching and talent systems at a high performance level.
4. Knowledge of latest coaching and talent development methods and standards applied in leading sporting nations.
5. Demonstrate the ability to communicate, influence and inspire talent, coaches and staff.
6. Experience with leading and managing a Team.
7. Experience with working with volunteers.
Skills and Qualities
1. Strategic thinker with an understanding of operational needs.
2. Creative thinker of coaching and talent solutions.
3. Highly motivated and results oriented with the drive to achieve targets.
4. Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
5. Strong leadership and management skills supported by integrity and confidentiality.
6. An understanding of working with volunteers.
7. Influence, build and maintain effective internal and external relationships.
8. The ability to multi-task and prioritize.
9. A team player with an open and consultative style and optimistic approach.
10. Open and transparent in all aspects of work.
11. Strong computer/ technical skills.
1. Bachelor of Science in Applicable Discipline (Graduate Degree Preferred)
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Head Field Hockey Coach - Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.)
The Head Field Hockey Coach is responsible for the recruitment, retention, supervision and coaching of NCAA Division I Field Hockey student-athletes under the guidelines of the BIG EAST and the NCAA.
- Carries out duties within the stated philosophy of Georgetown athletics and its educational mission, and will adhere to all institutional, BIG EAST and NCAA regulations to ensure the University’s compliance
- Makes the decisions required for successful achievement of department goals and objectives, and be accountable for the development of team policy and goals
- Oversees and leads all practices and competitions, including, but not limited to: game preparation, practice planning, individual skills and video sessions, scouting, scheduling, weight training and fitness programs
- Evaluates prospective student-athletes, analyzes and determines their abilities and whether or not they may succeed athletically and academically at Georgetown
- Working with the Academic Coordinator for Student-Athletes and the Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Leadership and Development, monitors student-athlete academic performance and conduct, and identifies and addresses student-athlete welfare issues
- Represents the University in donor/alumni public relations and community programs
- Works with the Associate Athletics Director for Business and Finance to develop an annual budget for the Field Hockey program
- Runs the program within budgetary guidelines set forth by the Athletics Department.
- Bachelor’s degree, though Master’s preferred
- One to three years of experience related to duties and responsibilities specified, preferably at a college or university
- Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status or disability. We are committed to diversity in the workplace.
Georgetown University conducts pre-employment screening for all positions. The screening may include, but is not limited to, a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Georgetown utilizes an online system which will require a valid email address. Offers of employment are conditional, based on satisfactory completion of the pre-employment background check process.
Only applications submitted online will be considered. Screening will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, click here and search for Job Requisition #20140036.
National Assigner of Field Hockey Umpires - NCAA (Indianapolis, IN)
The NCAA Field Hockey Committees are requesting applications from interested individuals to serve as the Field Hockey National Assigner. This term will begin September 1, 2014 and is paid a modest stipend. The position of assigner of officials is the NCAA’s commitment to improving the overall quality and consistency of officiating throughout field hockey. The position will help promote better communication between officials, coaches and the NCAA, and help provide consistency in the interpretation of NCAA field hockey rules and officiating mechanics; the intent is to work in conjunction with the officiating improvement programs currently administered by non-NCAA entities. Additionally, the program will assist the NCAA Divisions I, II and III Field Hockey Committees in the identification, training, selection and evaluation of officials for each of the NCAA field hockey championships.
Reports to: NCAA national office staff with responsibility to the NCAA Divisions I, II and III Field Hockey Championships.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintain a regional and national database of umpires;
- Assign umpires for all rounds of the championships, confirm those assignments with the national committee and host institutions;
- Designate the head umpire for each game;
- Notify officials of their assignments;
- Monitor that officials selected to work postseason are in compliance with the criteria set forth for selection (i.e. working minimum number of NCAA contests, years of experience, test score, clinic attendance, conference recommendation, background check information);
- Work with the NCAA, and USA Field Hockey to produce bulletins, rules updates, points of emphasis, and interpretations;
- Work with NCAA staff and USA Field Hockey on officials improvement program (recruitment, training, education, retention);
- Attend NCAA/USA Field Hockey umpires clinics (if requested);
- Communicate travel, game and meeting times, and lodging arrangements (if necessary) with each official;
- Work with NCAA staff to annually update Umpires’ Manual;
- Provide annual report to committee and NCAA staff;
- Attendance at annual meeting (if requested);
- Travel to the championship final site to evaluate the umpires;
- Coordinate evaluators to attend divisional championships; and
- Other duties as assigned by the championships committees.
- Extensive knowledge of USA Field Hockey Rules and current officiating mechanics and techniques, as well as the NCAA Field Hockey Rules Modifications.
- Strong administrative and organizational skills.
- Technology/Internet skills.
- Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
- Familiarity with and ability to relate to NCAA field hockey coaches and officials.
- Experience as an official, clinician and as an evaluator of officiating talent.
- Cannot be an active NCAA coach, official, or conference assignor/coordinator.
To apply: Send letter of application, resume and two letters of recommendation from NCAA coaches, officials, administrators or others involved with collegiate field hockey not later than March 28, to: