As was recently announced, applications for positions on the National High Performance Team, working alongside Head Coach Phil Sibbons, are closing on January 19. This is your chance to share your knowledge and experience with the next generation of the National Team, and help Korfball in Australia continue to grow and develop. If this sounds like a role for you, an application form appears at the end of this article.
The requirements for each position are below. 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 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. Any travel must unfortunately be at the applicants own expense. Additionally, positions may be appointed for just the upcoming 2018 Asia Oceania Korfball Championship, or for a term including the 2019 IKF World Korfball Championship (qualification pending), by mutual agreement of the Korfball Australia Board and the applicant.
Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of commitment and availability to the National Squad program. While we understand that life does get in the way sometimes, applicants must be able to attend at least 80% of all National Squad activities, including regular 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 favorably, as is International Korfball experience, either in a playing, coaching or administrative role.
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. There is no obligation to travel with the team, although this would be an added bonus.
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. Experience in a High Performance role is looked upon favorably, 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 specialty 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 favorably, 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.