The Assistant Coach plays a critical role in achieving the overall goals of the women’s rugby program by providing important recommendations, suggestions and decisions regarding game strategies, line-ups, priority listing of recruits, etc. as well as offering initiative and independent judgment (e.g., in providing coaching instruction, evaluating, and communicating with prospective recruits and their parents, and representing the women’s rugby program to constituents).
- Strong knowledge of rugby skills and strategies in one or more areas (e.g., hitting, pitching, etc.).
- Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in a diverse community.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Ability to recruit effectively with no athletic grants and highly selective admissions standards.
- Strong commitment to a diverse working environment and to serving the needs of a large and diverse community.
- Contributes to planning and implementing the conditioning, training, and coaching programs for the women’s rugby team.
- Assists head coach in conducting team practices, training, conditioning, and competitions
- Prepares scouting reports and game plans for opponents.
- During competition, makes recommendations to the head coach regarding adjustments to game plans and line-ups.
- Teaches rugby skills to student-athletes during team practices, games, and individual/small group training sessions.
- Evaluates performance of athletes and offers technical, strategic, and mental instruction and advice.
- Demonstrates a sincere interest in the academic, personal, and physical welfare of each student-athlete, counsels team members and consults with the head coach and appropriate College staff as necessary for the resolution of issues.