British Inline Hockey was officially recognised as a UK Sport in the 1980’s and was formerly known as Street
Hockey played in Inner Cities. As the sport evolved so did the International Organisation (IISHF) and since the
1990’s Team GB have competed at International Level collecting many medals at all age groups.
Team GB Men is made up of a Squad of 20-30 players which train monthly at the home of BISHA Hockey which is the Bordon Rink, Hampshire. Team GB management who support the players include a Technical Director, Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Fitness Coach, Nutritionist.
A team of 14-19 players are selected to play at an International Event annually and the tour is usually a 5 day trip
To support the Head Coach with Strategy, Team/Player Analysis, Team Motivation, Training Structure, Scouting and Bench Management duties. The individual should also have the capability to deputise for the Head Coach due to any unforeseen circumstance.
The Assistant Coach will act within the BISHA guidelines and to follow IISHF regulation in advance and during International Events.
Support Head Coach with planning & structuring each training and ensuring this is aligned to strategy. This should be based upon previously identified insights and team/player development areas
Occasionally lead training drills and clearly articulate the format and benefit of the drill
Support Head Coach on drills by offering assistance with drill timing or the need to intensify routines
Work closely with Fitness Team to draw physical observations and structure fitness routines aligned to game play British Inline Skater Hockey Association Job Profile
Feedback to coach on team/player performance at post training debriefs
International Team Scouting
Tournament Rink Training Session (see Training responsibilities)
Support Team Manager with mobility of players and they are aligned to the itinerary
Regular assessment of players at Team Fitness Sessions and consultancy with Fitness Team
Contribute to pre-match briefing sessions with Head Coach
Support match bench management… Head Coach consultation, recording of match insights, player equipment support, line re-structuring, shift timing, player motivation etc.
Contribute to post-match briefing sessions with Head Coach
Continuous interaction with players to offer guidance & support throughout tournament
Act responsibly on Team GB Bench during International matches
Attend IISHF compulsory meetings during events and act as Team GB Ambassador
The ideal candidate must be professional under pressure, have strong interpersonal skills to work within Team GB Management Team, drive and focus to succeed in challenging environments. The candidate will also contribute positively to BISHA culture and have the ability to take accountability and operate under their own initiative.
Skills and Qualifications
Has experience of managing athletes Has excellent planning and organisational skills
Has strong written and oral communication skills,
Has exemplary leadership and man management skills
Thorough knowledge of BISHA Rulebook (acquisition of skill can be implemented during a probation period)
3+ Years Men’s Team Coaching role at Club, Regional or National level (any sport)
5+ Years Inline Hockey Playing/Coaching Experience
How To Apply/Application Process:
Please send a CV and a covering letter detailing your suitability for the role to Team GB Technical Director Jan Dickinson.
Closing date of application will be March 31st 2019.
Interview will be conducted by Team GB Technical Director and Team GB Head Coach. Final approval for
appointment will be sanctioned by the BISHA Board.