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Coaches

Menagerie is looking for a new head coach!

Desired Skills/Qualifications

 

  • Individual must have (or be able to obtain) USA Rugby coaching certification
    • Certification should be acquired within one year of hire if not previously obtained
    • Experience coaching women's teams is preferred
  • Individual must possess organizational skills, such as planning and coordinating practices
  • Individual must be reliable, punctual, and self-motivated
  • Individual must be able to work independently, while taking input from team captains and the Executive Board into account
  • Individual must have computer skills with on-line capability
  • Individual must possesses strong communication skills and be able to present themselves in front of large groups

Duties

 

  • Direct organized and efficient practices two evenings per week during the fall and spring seasons
    • Typically Tues/Thurs 6-8pm in NE Minneapolis
  • Attend all league matches that will be scheduled in the Fall & Spring seasons
    • Attendance at non-league matches strongly encouraged
  • Determine final match selections
  • Improve all aspects of on-field rugby development, from individual player skill growth to team success
  • Build and communicate winning rugby strategy
  • Set example of professionalism, dignity, and club pride both on and off the pitch
  • Encourage player attendance of club events and fundraisers as well as general volunteer work with the club itself.
  • Conduct individual player evaluations at each season’s end upon request of player
    • Feedback can simply include, but is not limited to, two strengths and two areas of improvement
  • Assist the Executive Board in promoting and moving toward accomplishment of Team goals as established at the Annual General Meeting. Goals for the 2017 season include:

  1. To get 20+ people to people to every practice. Personal commitment to reduce soft reasons for missing practice and focus during dedicated practice time.

  2. Recruit a minimum of five new players with retention of a minimum of three new players per year. The board will focus on additional retention ideas.

  3. Active players will participate in three fundraisers a year to help fundraising. The board will provide numerous fundraising functions to reach this goal.

  4. To work out a minimum of three times a week on the off-season. To work out a minimum of one time outside of practice during season. We must continue.

  5. To WIN a DII National Championship.

  • Provide input to the Executive Board on decisions important to the coach’s improvement of the team and advancement toward team goals.

Selected candidate will be offered a one year contract with benefits including social membership with the club and reimbursement of travel expenses.

Contact

Further questions and completed applications from interested candidates should be submitted to either:

Mary McNeil

612-387-6328
mcneilly23@gmail.com

Katie Crawford

651-242-9692
kathscraw@gmail.com