Join Gryphon Team Futures
We are looking for amazing, incredible, enthusiastic, adventurous, team-centred hockey lovers to join Team Futures this Summer. We have positions for all levels of coaching ability plus welfare/safeguarding, physiotherapist and management roles.
We believe that variety is the spice of life. We are an eclectic mix of coaches who just LOVE hockey.
Team SF is made up of part time, full time, professional, volunteer, highly experienced, apprentices, international, local, teachers, students, british, not-british, goalees, outees, playing, retired, funny, serious, but highly motivated hockey coaches.
We also believe that people and partnerships are fundamental to a successful coaching experience. We think very carefully about the coach and coaching teams we appoint to to each group or client. We are very proud to introduce Team SF.
Join Gryphon Team Futures
Employment Opportunities with Futures Sports Summer 2018. We are now inviting expressions of interest for the staff team at our SPORTS CAMPS this summer.
ABOUT THE CAMPS
Our residential Summer Hockey Camp programme has been running successfully since 1991. This summer we will be running 9 camps, 7 at Moulton College (Northants) and 2 at Loughborough University. The Camps are predominantly residential, with 60 to 100 boys & girls aged 9 to 18 each week (aged 16 to 21 at Loughborough).
A typical day on camp includes – breakfast – 3 hours coaching – lunch – 2 hours coaching – 1 hour competition – rest – dinner – 1.5 hours chill out activities – rest. All coaching is on one of 3 all weather pitches with evening activities on grass, rubber crumb or indoor. The coaching programme is player centred and based on the FIH Hockey Academy technical and tactical skills for hockey. The coaching team are expected to adapt delivery to the needs of the individual player and the group.
The overall aim of each Camp is to provide a fun, safe learning environment that supports and challenges young players. The standard of players varies from club to national age group but is generally county/region level. The High Performance Camp is intended to be a step up and to mimic the experience a player would have at a HiPAC or NAG’s Camp with England Hockey. The Elite Camp is intended to replicate an international camp environment.
For each camp we require staff members as follows;
Responsible for co-ordinating the evening activity programme and filling in where required during the day time. Qualifications: CSLA or higher, with experience of delivering and managing children’s activities. Current First Aid, Safeguarding and NGB/LA CRB certificates are required. Package: Coaching fee, Accommodation, all meals, staff refreshments & Futures Sports Camps clothing
Each head coach is responsible for planning and overseeing delivery of the coaching programme. They are required to brief, lead and assistant coaches at the start of each day and debrief at the end. Qualifications: Level 3 coach or higher, with experience of mentoring other coaches. Current First Aid, Safeguarding and NGB/LA CRB certificates are required.Package: Coaching fee, Accommodation, all meals, staff refreshments & Futures Sports Camps clothing
Each lead coach is responsible for delivering their group’s hockey coaching programme. They are responsible for the welfare of their group between 8:30am and 5pm. They are also responsible for managing and deploying 1 assistant coach and 1 junior leader. Qualifications: Level 2 coach or higher. Current First Aid, Safeguarding and NGB/LA CRB certificates are required. Package: Coaching fee, Accommodation, all meals, staff refreshments & Futures Sports Camps clothing
Each assistant coach is responsible for delivering aspects of their groups hockey coaching programme as directed by the lead coach. They also have responsibilities outside the hockey coaching programme, i.e. from 5pm to lights out in the evening. Qualifications: Level 1 coach or higher. Current First Aid, Safeguarding and NGB/LA CRB certificates are required. Package: Coaching fee, Accommodation, all meals, staff refreshments & Futures Sports Camps clothing
Overall responsibility for all welfare issues on Camp. Supported by Lead and Head coaches where required. Each welfare officer is allocated a pitch during hockey coaching time. Qualifications: Any relevant formal qualification, with significant experience of working with children in a residential environment. Current First Aid, Safeguarding and NGB/LA CRB certificates are required. Package: Coaching fee, Accommodation, all meals, staff refreshments& Futures Sports Camps clothing
TRAINEE COACHES (unpaid positions)
Variety of coaching and leadership roles. Each Junior Leader is attached to a hockey coaching group during the day and has fun activity planning and delivery responsibilities in the evening. Qualifications: CSLA or Level 1 coach. Current First Aid, Safeguarding and NGB/LA CRB certificates are required. Package: Accommodation, all meals, staff refreshments & Futures Sports Camps clothing
STAFF POSITION REQUIREMENTS
All coaching staff must be willing to undergo a DBS check if they do not have a current EH or LA certificate (currency of 3 years on EH/LA DBS checks is accepted).Welfare officers must have formal welfare training, first aid qualification and previous experience of residential camp welfare. All staff are expected to be residential, all meals and refreshments are provided. All coaching equipment is provided.
There will be a rota for free evenings.
We are looking for fun, relaxed, experienced coaches, who want to work hard but have as much fun as the players! There are certain requirements for each position, some attract an honorarium and some do not, this is all detailed above. We are also looking for a balance of age/experience/gender across the team.
If you would like to be considered for one of these positions please complete the online form on the following link.
Thank you very much for your interest in applying, we look forward to hearing from you!