Following the recent appointment of Tim Miller as National Head Coach, Korfball Australia is calling for applications to fill out the rest of the National High Performance Team. This team will develop and support the soon-to-reform National Squad, who are next scheduled to play in the 2019 IKF World Korfball Championships, in Durban, South Africa. Applications must be received by January 7th.
The requirements for the major positions, as well as an application form, appear below. However, the below is not an exhaustive list of roles available. If you feel you have something to contribute to the success of the National Team, be it in a coaching, administrative or other support role, please let us know using the form below. The success of the National Team is a reflection on the entire Korfball community in this country, and we want as many people as possible to contribute in whatever way they can.
If applying for more than one position, please submit separate applications. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted in the coming days in order to further discuss availability and suitability to the role(s) applied for. These positions, for the most part, do not require any travel with the team, however, availability to travel is likely to be seen as a bonus. As with all roles within Korfball Australia, these roles are on a volunteer basis. As such, at this stage, any travel must unfortunately be at the applicants own expense, although efforts to assist with costs through sponsorship and other funding sources are underway.
Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of commitment and availability to the National Squad program. While we acknowledge this is a volunteer position, we request applicants be able to attend a high percentage of all National Squad activities, including regular local weeknight trainings, once-a-month weekend-long training camps, educational and team-building events, as well as any other activities organised by the National Coach in Australia. There is no obligation to travel with the team, although this would be an added bonus. Experience in a High Performance role is looked upon favourably, as is International Korfball experience, either in a playing, coaching or administrative role.
Those who feel they have knowledge and skills to contribute, but cannot commit to the attendance benchmarks, may be utilised in specialist coaching roles, by mutual agreement of the applicant and the National Coach. Please indicate if this is a preferable arrangement on the form below.
Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate a willingness to assist in whatever is required by the National Squad Coaching Team, in order to further the success of the National Squad. This is a multi-faceted role, and can include administrative tasks, liaising with Korfball Australia and/or tournament organisiers, ordering and collecting uniforms, and many other vital jobs. There is no minimum time commitment, any time you have available to help will be used. Additionally, there are no required skills or experience required, but any unique skills you have may be made use of. The titular Team Manager is required to travel with the team.
If the travel requirements, or indeed any other issues, are an obstacle, but you are still willing and able to help in a managerial role, please note this on the form below.
Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate a willingness and availability to assist in the ongoing treatment of squad members in order to ensure maximum achievement. This role will require attendance at some to most National Squad trainings, and is likely to include assisting squad members with developing the skills and knowledge needed to self-manage any on-going issues. Having the ability to make yourself available to Squad members during your normal hours of practise would be advantageous for ongoing treatment. Experience in a High Performance role is looked upon favourably, not necessarily within Korfball. There is no obligation to travel with the team, although this would be an added bonus.
Fitness, Strength & Conditioning Coach
Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate an ability to monitor and demonstrably improve the fitness, strength and conditioning of the National Squad, in consultation with the National Head Coach. The role will likely require the running of speciality training sessions above and beyond the sessions run by the National Head Coach, as well as the development of self-directed programs for squad members to follow. Experience in a High Performance role is looked upon favourably, not necessarily within Korfball, although sports with similar movement patterns would be preferred. This role is unlikely to require any travel with the team, but availability to do so would certainly not be a disadvantage.