Head Coach Position Available – RLN Junior Academy 2016

Head Coach Position Available – RLN Junior Academy 2016

Rugby League Northland is seeking expressions of interest for the position of Head Coach, RLN Junior Academy 2016.

The Coach will take lead role in aspects of skill development and technical field session planning, in conjunction with the Zone Academy Facilitator.

Academy Overview

The idea behind this Academy, is for it to assist as a pre-season and in-season program for all potential representative junior Swords players. It is a wider training group that will implement best practice training modules, which in turn, will enhance the capabilities of our players.

It is intended that players will have one muster this side of 2015. They will be given a training program which will be carried out over the Christmas break. Players will then assemble for 3 training modules, which will also include game preparation for the 17s players, who will play the Auckland Warriors 18s(tbc) on the 13th February, here at Toll as a curtain raiser to the Warriors Titans game.

The wider training group will then train once a month. This will include testing and analysis of player development as well as a total of 5 camps, which will culminate with the junior Swords trials.

The Coaches role:

It is expected that the coach will take a lead role in all the aspects of skill development and technical field session planning, which encompasses a key leadership and mentoring role.

The coach will also be responsible for the selection of players and their development throughout the season. They will also be a crucial person in the preparation of the Swords pre-season games leading into the National tournament.

It is assumed, that the Academy Coach, will Coach either the 15s or 17s Swords side.

Key Dates:

Sunday 6th of December                  Full team muster
Wednesday 27th of January             Training module 1
Wednesday 3rd of February             Training module 2
Wednesday 10th of February           Training module 3
Saturday the 13th of February          18 selection vs Warriors 18s Toll Stadium
Sunday the 12th of March                Swords Camp
Sunday the 9th of April                     Swords Camp
Sunday the 7th of May                      Swords Camp
Sunday the 11th of June                    Swords Camp
Sunday the 9th of July                       Swords Camp


Applicants should apply in writing, with a cover letter and detailing relevant experience to:  Aaron Thomas, RLN Development Manager –

2016 Head Coach Position Description.  Applicants should be aware that this is a voluntary role.



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