Job Description Director of Rugby
Responsibilities of the Director of Rugby are detailed below;
The playing future of the club is in your hands. You will lead a group of coaching and support volunteers who produce successful teams on and off the field.
What you’ll get out of it:
Seeing the teams and individual players under your guidance display improvement and progression will be your main reward.
Ideally, you’ll need to:
Be well-organised and hard working
Have a team ethic, displaying personal discipline, pride and selflessness
Communicate clearly with players, management and media both on and off the pitch
The Director of Rugby is responsible for the recruitment, development and management of players and coaches at the Club.
Develop and implement a coordinated coaching programme throughout all sections of the Club.
Co-ordinating the implementation of the Club’s “agreed playing philosophy” throughout all teams.
Appointing Senior Coach and Colts Coaches
Organise & liaise with 1st XV Managers
Maintain player recruitment & retention
Manage playing and training equipment
Organise Physio’s for 1st XV games and provide a clinic during the week
Liaise with Youth and Mini sections to develop coaching systems.
Liaise with Colts/U17 on player retention and actively get involved with coaching & developing this age group
Attend County and Club disciplinary hearings
Ensure playing surfaces are marked and maintained to a good standard, including utilising/resting of playing/training surfaces where appropriate.
Recognise County achievers.
Assist with coaching or organise assistance where required.
Attend Executive Meetings where necessary.
Work with other Club members to develop facilities available to all players within the club.
Provide succession planning to ensure that qualified coaches are appointed to all teams and receive the appropriate training required by attending designated coaching courses.
Chair the Rugby sub-committee so that rugby policy is understood, properly disseminated to all levels and translated into practical action.
Be aware of all administrative procedures regarding player registration and eligibility.
How much time it will take up:
Around six to eight hours a week (or what you are prepared to add)