Monday, December 17, 2012

Brisbane Lions

Development Coach

The Brisbane Lions A.F.C, with the launch of the vision to 2016, is embarking on a new direction of growth, evolution and ultimately long-term success. Our values of “Relentless, United, Respectful” will provide the core of everything we do to drive our Club forward and guide us into the future. We have a fantastic and rare opportunity for a talented and dedicated Development Coach to join our team at the Brisbane Lions A.F.C.

Reporting to the Innovation and Development Manager, the primary role of the Development Coach is to optimise player performance and individual development through the design and implementation of innovative coaching, teaching and training methods. The role will also include coaching the Brisbane Lions reserves team that participates in the NEAFL competition.

Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·          Development Program - Develop and maintain player development curriculum designed to enhance the capability of the player to play at an elite level. This shall be achieved through the provision of visual, written and verbal feedback to players. You will also be required to prepare and implement a development program that will enhance players’ technical skills, decision making and game sense

·          Reserves Program - Coach the Brisbane Lions reserves team that participates in the NEAFL. This will involve the management of the Reserves’ coaching staff

·          Leadership, Culture and People – Role model the standards, behaviours and discipline expected of Brisbane Lions staff and players. You must actively drive the Clubs culture and values

·          Stakeholder Engagement and Management – Communicate effectively with all Football Department staff with particular reference to the coaching, physical performance and recruiting functions

The ideal candidate must possess a minimum Level 2 AFL Coaching Accreditation, whilst an AFL High Performance Coaching Accreditation, and/or Education qualifications will be advantageous. You must be able to demonstrate sound knowledge of current trends in AFL football, including tactics, strategies, patterns of play and team structures.

Previous experience in development coaching, including the design and implementation of coaching curriculum and programs, and team coaching experience at an elite youth or senior level are essential. You must possess sound IT skills and experience using game analysis software programs (Sportscode). In addition, you must demonstrate a thorough understanding of learning styles and teaching methodologies as well as the ability to identify skills deficiencies, and design appropriate remedial programs.

Well-developed active listening skills, showing an ability to take direction as well as to direct others is critical to being successful in this role. You must also possess very good communication and interpersonal skills, and be highly motivated and committed to achieving excellence. This entry level position would suit a talented, aspiring coach who is seeking to enhance their career at AFL level.

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Essential              Level 2 Coaching Accreditation

Closing date       9 Jan 2013

Apply to              

Susan Carson
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How To Apply
Due to the nature of the industry, the ideal candidate must be flexible in their availability as odd hours, weekend work and some interstate travel is required for this role.

To apply, please forward your CV and professional covering letter (maximum 1 A4 page) to Susan Carson, HR Manager, at by 9th January 2013.

In addition to your covering letter, please provide answers to the following questions as part of your application:
1.     When are you available to begin employment?
2.     Provide an example of an innovative coaching, teaching and training program that you have developed and implemented. Detail how this resulted in successful enhancement of players’ skills and game knowledge that optimised their potential and capabilities
The Brisbane Lions encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.


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