Seeking Men’s First Team Coach

Rathgar Hockey Club are seeking a men’s first team coach for the upcoming 2017/2018 season.

The role will comprise of the following duties:

To produce and implement a well-structured and progressive coaching programme to meet the needs of players
The preparation, organisation and execution of training sessions from 7-9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
To attend matches on Saturdays (and sometimes Sundays, depending on the competition)
To be a positive role model, creating a positive and enjoyable environment in which to motivate players and encourage participation
To develop players’ skills to compete at the highest level
Being responsible for team selection

Potential candidates should have the following skills:
Ability to develop and implement high quality, varied and creative coaching sessions, focusing on player skill development and creating tactical awareness
Ability to communicate in a highly effective manner with players and have excellent team-building skills
Ability to organise with attention to detail and in an efficient manner
Ability to instruct and lead players
Ability to motivate players to perform to the best of their ability
For the 2017/2018 season Rathgar are targeting a top 3 finish to qualify for the end of season IHL playoff competition.
Previous coaching experience and a minimum IHA Level One coaching qualification would be an advantage.
Rathgar Hockey Club will also consider the option of a player/coach if the applicant is interested in such a position.

Rathgar are very keen to provide the opportunity for an aspiring coach to assist the club with its long-term goals.
If you would like to apply for the position, all interested candidates should contact

Club Captain Shane Gould at / 087 9113304 before Friday 2nd June 2017.