Team Coach (Voluntary Positions)
Team Coaches have an extremely important role ensuring the successful on court playing of the team and welfare of the athletes in their care. Regardless of the team being coached – Club, County or National, the responsibilities and duties are similar. The Team Coach’s duties become more extensive when managing teams that travel overseas.
Badminton Wales Team Coach (12 Months, approximately 100 hours) with a National Squad
U13 Celtic Challenge U15 Quadrangular, U17 /19 Development, Graded event*
(*dependent on year and available event)
A Team Coach is responsible for the:
- On and off-court preparation of the team, and
- welfare of all team members at training and competition.
The Team Coach is responsible to the Badminton Wales Lead Coach.
Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Requirements
- BWF L1 Coaching Award (or UKCC Level 2)
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to effectively liaise with athletes and parents.
- Strong coaching skills
- Sound knowledge of the selection procedures and rules/regulations of the competition
- Current DBS – A DBS check is a record of a person’s criminal convictions and cautions – carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service.
- Have the ability to attend weekend squad events plus the allocated tournament.
- Previous coach of a team
- First Aid certificate
Responsibilities and Duties
The Team Coach has a variety of responsibilities. Some areas to consider when coaching a Team include:
- Assist in coaching at Squad camps and attending these to create the sense of Team.
- Liaising with all team members, parents, coaches and officials to ensure the athletes are appropriately dressed and informed of training and competition.
- Being part of the selection process for and adjudicating any problems that may arise amongst team members, parents, the coach and supporters
- Acting as liaison officer between the Badminton Wales, team manager and the team
- Ensuring all equipment is safe, the first aid kit is ready for use and the players have their own drink bottle
- Ensuring all welfare and safety requirements for the team are met.
- Athletes under 18 years must be supervised at all times. It is extremely important that all team coaches are aware of relevant policies including:
- Safe-Guarding of Children Policy
- Code of Conduct
- Code of Ethics and Behaviour
- Ensuring all players remain together at the competition and support each other whilst they are representing the club.
- Aware of having received money from players for fees, fundraising and other possibilities to ensure all players are fully compliant with BW policies and procedures.
- Create fundraising activities to support the cost of the event in order to minimise expenses for the athletes.
- Liaise with BW Social Media manager and channels when at National Squad Training and Team Events
The BW Team Coach role is a voluntary position. Badminton Wales commitment to the Team Coach is to develop the person with continual professional development enabling the Coach to fulfil the role effectively.
Badminton Wales is an Equal Opportunities employer.
As part of the Badminton Wales Travel policy, one male and one female must accompany a travelling underage team.
Please apply with a letter of introduction and CV to email@example.com quoting “Team Coach”.
Closing Date of receipt of application is the 24th October 2022.