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Kenmore Rugby Club looking to expand coaching staff

The Kenmore Rugby Club is seeking a Middle School Girls Head Coach and High School Girls Assistant Coach to join our staff.

Kenmore Rugby coach watching game from the sidelines

With both of these positions you will be joining WNY's oldest Youth & HS Rugby program with strong alumni, a supportive board structure, and will be joining a staff that will allow you to develop your coaching and teaching skills. These are volunteer positions.


Middle School Girls Head Coach

Description

Candidate will be the Head Coach of our new Middle School Girls team. Middle School teams will be playing tackle 7's rugby with modified rules. The prospective candidate will be able to manage and plan practice for 10-20 players aged 11-14 years old. The Middle School Head Coach will have the opportunity to participate on the High School Boys and Girls coaching staffs as an assistant. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Adhere to and enforce all club, local, and state COVID protocols for high-risk sports.

  • Maintain players safety in all training sessions and matches

  • Develop individual players and teams skill sets and strategies consistent with Club philosophy

  • Communicate with parents regarding all matters related to the team

  • Schedule practices (2-3 per week)

  • Help build girls middle school rugby in WNY

Reports to

Kenmore Rugby Coaching Coordinator, Mackenzie Doolittle


Qualifications

Required

  • Minimum USA Rugby Safety Basics & SafeSport or willingness to obtain

  • First Aid/CPR Certified

Preferred

  • World Rugby Level 1 Coach (old USA Rugby Level 200)

  • Knowledge of Whole-Part-Whole and Part-Part-Whole practice philosophies

  • Previous experience as a head coach

  • Background in Education


High School Girls Assistant Coach

Description

Candidate will be the Assistant Coach of the High School Girls team. High school teams will be playing 10s, 12s, and 15s tackle rugby. The prospective candidate will be able to manage and help plan practice for 10-25 players aged 13-18 years old. The High School Girls Assistant Coach will have the opportunity to participate on Middle School Boys and Girls coaching staffs as an assistant. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Adhere to and enforce all club, local, and state COVID protocols for high-risk sports.

  • Maintain players safety in all training sessions and matches

  • Develop individual players and teams skill sets and strategies consistent with Club philosophy

  • Communicate with parents regarding all matters related to the team

  • Assist in scheduling practices (2-3 per week)

  • Help to grow high school girls rugby in WNY

Reports to

Kenmore Rugby HS Girls HeadCoach Rachel Noone, and Kenmore Rugby Coaching Coordinator, Mackenzie Doolittle


Qualifications

Required

  • Minimum USA Rugby Safety Basics & SafeSport or willingness to obtain

  • First Aid/CPR Certified

Preferred

  • World Rugby Level 1 Coach (old USA Rugby Level 200)

  • Knowledge of Whole-Part-Whole and Part-Part-Whole practice philosophies

  • Previous experience coaching high school age girls

  • Background in Education

How to Apply

To apply for either position, please complete our online application form.

For more information or any questions, please email us at info@kenmorerugby.org

 

Founded in 2004, the Kenmore Rugby Club is WNY's oldest and largest youth & high school rugby club with over 100 active players in grades K-12.

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