WANTED: ​Beantown Rugby Head Coach

Position Title: Beantown Rugby Head Coach

Location: Boston, MA

Program Description:

Beantown Rugby Football Club was founded in the Fall of 1976 and quickly established itself as one of the nation’s preeminent women’s rugby teams. After 6 National Championship titles, Beantown became a founding member of the Women’s Premier League. A few years later, the club moved back to Division 1 to further develop and grow, resulting in numerous playoff appearances. Beantown returned to the Women’s Premier League in time for the Fall 2017 season, finishing second in the East Coast Conference and fourth in the Championship Division. Beantown looks forward to not only meeting, but exceeding our WPL placement in the upcoming 2018 season.

Practices are every Tuesday and Thursday evening from late August to early November in the Fall, and mid-March to mid-May in the Spring. Regular season matches take place throughout the East Coast Conference region, with an additional 3-5 matches a year requiring further travel to destinations across the US and Canada for playoffs or additional competition.

Position Description:

At this time, Beantown has an immediate opening for the position of Head Coach. Our club is seeking to fill this position with an individual who shares our values of commitment and dedication to our team and the sport of rugby.

The Head Coach is responsible for organizing and executing practice and game plans as well as necessary game day preparation. Additionally, Beantown has regularly fielded a developmental B-side competing against regional teams in both the Fall and Spring seasons. The continued integration of our WPL and B-side players remains an important aspect of our club, therefore, management and attention to larger numbers is ideal.

The position requires the ability to communicate, motivate, and manage team dynamics effectively. All match travel costs will be reimbursed by Beantown, and there is a modest annual stipend made in two installments. Unfortunately, the club is unable to support a foreign visa at this time.

Job Duties:

  • Provide the club with a game strategy for the season, including drafting weekly practice plans and providing match day coaching
  • Lead practice twice a week and attend all matches
  • Coordinate efforts with the assistant coach(es) and captains to ensure all players attending practice are provided adequate levels of instruction and feedback as well as attentive match leadership on game days
  • Provide draft practice and game plans to assistant coach should you be unavailable on a given date
  • Be available to athletes for individual feedback upon players request (via email and in person)

Minimum Requirements:

  • USA Rugby Level 200 Coaching Certification
  • Demonstrated coaching experience at the collegiate, club, or professional level
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of fundamental laws of the game, concepts of play, and safety
  • Represent Beantown in a manner that will promote respect for the club at all levels
  • Ability to attend 2 practices a week and weekly matches on Saturday and/or Sundays

Preferred Experience:

  • USA Rugby Level 300 Coaching Certification
  • Demonstrated significant and measurable coaching experience at the collegiate, club, or professional level

Application Procedure:

Please send a detailed cover letter and resume including certifications and training’s to beantownpresident@gmail.com with the subject line “Coaching Application_Full Name”.

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