Monday, January 7, 2013

Physical performance coach national academy

Physical Performance Coach - National Academy QLD
Tennis Australia
Description         An excellent opportunity exists for a Physical Performance Coach - National Academy (NA) QLD to join Tennis Australia (TA), the governing body of Tennis, Australia's favourite. We promote and facilitate participation in Tennis at all levels and also conduct national and international tournaments. The most widely recognised of these include the Australian Open (AO), the Australian Open Series (AOS), the Davis and Fed Cup.
Position will report to the Physical Performance Manager, the Physical Performance Coach - NA QLD will direct the overall physical development and improvement of all athletes in the National Academy program. The assessment, implementation and continuous monitoring of individualised strength and conditioning programs for all NA athletes will be a requisite of this position, as will be the coordination of relevant ancillary sport science support. The successful applicant will be accountable for the transition of athletes from NA scholarship status onto the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Pro Tour program.
You will also possess the following skills, knowledge and attributes:
*       Demonstrated technical strength and conditioning knowledge across sport, preferably tennis, particularly in fundamental principles, techniques, coaching trends, and recovery methods.
*       Demonstrated ability to elicit improvements in the strength and fitness variables of individual athletes and groups of athletes, as well as to understand the athletes' and coaches' attitudes to physical training, therapy and recovery methods.
*       Highly developed liaison, and oral and written communication skills demonstrated with a wide range of individuals, organisations, and stakeholders, including sport science and medicine service providers and researchers.
*       High level interpersonal skills to effectively develop and maintain partnerships, networks and stakeholder relationships.
*       Sound information technology knowledge, high computer literacy and experience in using web environments to research and gather data.
*       Knowledge of tennis science and medicine, rules and the sport's anti-doping code.

If you dare to be different and can bring a competitive edge to this exciting opportunity, this is the position for you! 
Type                        Full time
Location                  Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Salary                      Dependant upon experience and qualifications
                 Relevant tertiary qualification
                                Human movement/exercise/sports science degree
                                Level 2 coaching accreditation
Closing date            18 Jan 2013
Apply to                   Michael La
                                (03) 9914 4288
For more information about the position responsibilities and requirements, please click on the ‘Attachment' link to access a copy of the Position Description.
Interested? 'Apply for job' and follow the on-line application process, address the selection criteria stated above and submit a copy of your resume, and a short cover note outlining your motivation, with attention to: Human Resources Advisor.

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