Newcastle Vikings Head Coach Vacancy

The Newcastle Vikings American Football Club (www.newcastlevikings.com)

We are looking for a Head Coach to take responsibility for all matters with regard to the Senior Team.

These duties include but are not limited to the following: coaching, recruiting, practice, player’s game day preparation, and management of coaching staff, you will need to be a “people person” and provide leadership and management of both players and coaches.

You will need to be able to deal with recruitment and training of rookies as well as establishing firm and progressive relationships with our established players.

You will need to able to organise full training sessions for 40-50 players of various standards and include recruitment of coaches where we have gaps as well as integration and mentoring of our existing coaching staff.

You will need to further develop our existing relationship with 5 local university teams.

The Club has recently completed its associate season of the British American Football Association National League and is awaiting approval for inclusion in the 2015 season.

The position is currently unpaid however reasonable expenses will be covered and it is anticipated that the position will have a salary sometime in the next 2-3 years. This will be dependent primarily on the clubs success on the field, which will inevitably have an effect on our success with attracting Sponsors to the club.

We would expect the successful applicant to keep up with the latest coaching techniques and procedures and be proactive in taking the club forward.

The position will require that you are available for training Wednesday and Sunday as a minimum however should extra training sessions be required you will need to be available for these also

We will be holding preliminary discussions during September and hope to make an appointment during December  2014 in preparation for the preseason recruitment and training programmes

Please register your interest or apply in writing preferably with CV to mick.tyler@newcastlevikings.com or call 07971 230360

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