TSNZ is in the process of reintroducing a National Development Squad. With the dissolution of the Junior Development Squad, there has been a demand for a programme to continue to develop our shooters, irrespective of age. This new Squad will fill the space between beginner and high-performance training, and will assist our athletes on to the international stage in the disciplines of 3 Position, Air Rifle and 50m Prone. Our desire is to see more TSNZ athletes competing internationally in these ISSF disciplines, with a strong focus on continuous improvement.
The new Development Squad aims to have two tiers of coaches consisting of one or two main coaches and several secondary level coaches, to share the workload. This ensures that there is a coach and mentor available to athletes most of the time.
About the role
The Head Coach will report directly to the TSNZ Executive who will assist the coaches as required. At present travel and accommodation costs associated with the responsibilities in the role are covered for training camps, international events and further agreed upon regional events. These will be discussed on a case-by-case basis for the reimbursement of costs.
As the role progresses, and the Development Squad remains an integral part in developing athletes into the high-performance area, efforts will be made to introduce an annual salary for coaches. Until new funding opportunities arise, this remains a work in progress.
The hours of work required in this role are dependent on the time of year, as well as athlete and squad needs. However, a large portion of the work can be completed at home at the hours of your choosing.
To facilitate success; there will be a requirement to attend international and large national events that athletes are attending, in a coach and supporting role.
The Head Coach of the Development Squad will be an integral decider in identifying which international events are appropriate for the Squad’s athletes to attend. These decisions will be made in conjunction with the TSNZ Executive and will be a result of current athlete scores and performance during training camps facilitated by the Head Coach.
Contact us to apply
If you are interested in this position or would like more information, please contact the TSNZ office. We are unable to continue developing our national body without the dedication and work of our volunteers. If we can help in answering any further questions, please reach out to us for assistance.
Phone: 022 313 0609