Department: High Performance
Reporting to: General Manager of High Performance
Assistant Coaches, U15 National Team Coaches, Service Providers
Location: New Zealand
Term of appointment
The term of appointment will start on an agreed commencement date November 1, 2019 and will cease on 30 September 2021 (the conclusion of the 2021 U19 FIBA World Cup).
The Head Coach is responsible for all coaching functions associated with their national team program in accordance with the budget, policies and procedures of Basketball New Zealand (BBNZ).
The Head Coach in consultation with BBNZ High Performance staff assists in the planning, scheduling, implementation and evaluation of the National Team program. Upon request, the Head Coach provides input into the general direction and philosophy of the National Style of Play.
The Head Coach works in conjunction with the High-Performance General Manager, the National Teams Coordinator, and sport science and medicine providers, with respect to the ongoing identification, development, training and monitoring of their national squad and athletes.
The Coach must work in close and positive cooperation with BBNZ’s High Performance staff and BBNZ appointed sport medicine and sport science providers.
Administration and Planning
• In consultation with BBNZ national office staff, provide input into the planning, scheduling, implementation and evaluation of the team programme (based on term of appointment).
• Attend all team related events and functions.
• Lead the team program when on tour and manage staff and athletes while on tour.
• Maintain effective and regular communication with the BBNZ national office and members of the Team staff with respect to the planning and operation of the team programme.
• Establish and maintain communication with the athletes regarding their individual availability and physical preparation for the programme.
• Provide input into the development of sport science plans for the national team
• Provide in-depth analysis of individual players’ performance as well as their future prospects to create and maintain their Individual Performance Plan.
• Work closely with the appointed assistant coaches.
• Provide a development plan for the assistant coaches.
Developing a Culture
• Develop and instill a “culture of excellence” within the Team
• Act as an ambassador for New Zealand and BBNZ, conduct oneself in a professional manner and demand appropriate behavior and appearance for members of the team.
• Attend all sport science, sport medicine and general information sessions scheduled by BBNZ in relation to the programme.
• Evaluate and monitor the progress of the athletes throughout the program and at the conclusion of program activities provide the athletes with an overview of their areas of strength and areas for improvement.
• Be available, if requested, to represent BBNZ at NTP initiatives to speak on behalf of the national team programme (tournaments, camps, clinics, etc.)
• In consultation with the BBNZ office, conduct annual evaluations on national team personnel and provide feedback to the respective individuals at the conclusion of each programming year.
• Direct, and supervise all national team staff
• In consultation with BBNZ, assist in the identification and selection of athletes for the team program.
• Identify athlete strengths and weakness and assist in the preparation of a holistic training programme that will accelerate the athletes’ development
• Evaluate and monitor the progress of the athletes throughout the year
• Develop and maintain a comprehensive depth chart of all athletes who have the potential to participate in the national team programme.
• Maintain ongoing communication with the athletes during and out-of-season, and advise BBNZ in a timely manner of any problems an athlete might be experiencing
• In conjunction with BBNZ staff, team staff, sport science/medicine providers, etc., prepare an annual plan for the team.
• Perform all coaching duties within the scope and operation of the national team programme, including but not limited to:
• Planning and periodization
• Athlete and staff selection and communication
• Goal setting
• Tactical and technical preparation
• Practice planning and preparation
• Game preparation, management and evaluation
• International scouting
• Media interviews relevant to team performance
• Prepare individual evaluations for each athlete, highlighting the athletes’ strengths and areas for improvements.
• Submit a programme evaluation to the BBNZ office within 30 days of the conclusion of each year’s programme and where necessary present the report to the designated bodies as requested by BBNZ (e.g. Board, HPSNZ, NZOC, etc.)
• Where reasonably requested attend basketball events for the purpose of promoting BBNZ, athlete identification, coach identification, networking, communicating regarding BBNZ and NTP initiatives.
• Participate in coaches’ and/or players’ clinics on behalf of BBNZ
WORLD ANTI-DOPING CODE
From January 1, 2015 a revised World Anti-Doping Code comes into force bringing major changes to New Zealand’s Sport Anti-doping Rules. There is a greater focus in the new Code on education to prevent doping.
As a BBNZ representative you are required to actively support anti-doping programmes and provide anti-doping education to our athletes, in conjunction with Drug Free Sport NZ. This includes formally adopting New Zealand’s updated Sport Anti-Doping Rules to ensure that athletes and staff are bound by these rules.
FINANCIAL AND BUDGET CONTROL
The Coach is required to establish, with BBNZ High Performance staff, an annual budget for the players and Team program and be aware of and understand BBNZ financial procedures, ensuring in all cases that authorization for any and all expense is received from BBNZ prior to any purchase.
MEDIA AND CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS
The Coach is expected to:
• Respond in a timely manner to the media, via BBNZ’s media and communications staff, and help BBNZ develop and maintain a positive media presence.
• Assist BBNZ in the promotion of sponsor’s obligations where necessary (acknowledge sponsor support when speaking with media, wear appropriate sponsor footwear and apparel at all times while representing BBNZ, introduce sponsors at camps, etc.).
• Assist BBNZ with ensuring appropriate coverage of the team when away on tour.
• Assist BBNZ with ensuring compliance with respect to athlete equipment and apparel usage
How to apply
Enquiries can be sent to Leonard King: Leonard@nz.basketball.
Expressions of interest (maximum of three pages) should be submitted by Friday 12th October 2018 to Saileen Raj; firstname.lastname@example.org
Exciting Head Coach Role - CANTERBURY RAMS
About CRBF and the Rams
CRBF has been operating for 5 years and was established to provide pathways for promising basketball players and coaches in Canterbury and the wider South Island with a focus on the following:
Representative Programme - contracted by Canterbury Basketball and North Canterbury Basketball Associations to deliver the Canterbury under-age representative programme from U13 through to U19 age groups focused on player and coach development.
Schools Mentoring Programme - work with the low-decile primary, intermediate & high schools in the region to deliver a mentoring programme using basketball to develop disciplines for both sport and life while developing a consistent basketball programme in each school.
Mainland Eagles Programme - deliver a holistic programme for South Islands most promising players that supports their academic, basketball and leadership development and assists them to access US College Scholarships.
The iconic Canterbury Rams were re-established at the same time as a sister organisation of CRBF with the following focus:
Contribute significantly to the growth of basketball throughout the region with a highly performing and well run elite team enhancing the profile and popularity of basketball.
Rams players and coaches to directly benefit junior talent through the region.
Facilitate and provide development opportunities and a pathway for players and coaches throughout the region.
There is potential for the role to be full time role or for the duration of the NZ NBL season (approximately April to July) dependent on the skills, experience and fit of the candidate.
We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience:
Strong experience and track record as a coach at the NBL, ANBL, US College or other professional levels of coaching
Leadership and communication skills to grow our brand and the wider basketball brand in the community through leadership by example, sharing knowledge and encouraging collaboration
Extensive coaching experience leading both team and individual player development in a high performance environment, with a proven track record of players progressing onto higher achievements
Ability to plan and manage support staff including a strong understanding of sports science and managing these support services in a both a team and player development environment
Successful track record of working within high school aged high performance programmes
If you wish to be considered please send a covering letter and comprehensive CV to Caleb Harrison, email@example.com
by Monday, 8th October.