Geelong Hockey Association
Hockey Geelong
PO Box 1321
VIC 3220
Phone: 0439 757 780
[email protected]
ABN: 27 672 202 946
ICN: A00221531
POSITION TITLE: Hockey Geelong Senior Coach / Hockey Geelong Senior Head Coach
Position Objective:
To provide coaching and training services for Hockey Geelong Senior Representative Teams: The teams
we held in 2015 were;
 Women’s Vic League 1
 Women's Vic League 1 Reserves
 Men’s Vic League 1
 Men's Vic League 1 Reserves
 Men's Pennant D
NB: Senior squads train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the playing season; Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturday mornings during pre-season.
Key Responsibilities:
 Facilitate all training and fitness sessions during the pre-season and playing season.
 Attend all practice matches, scheduled trainings and games at times and venues as fixtured by
Hockey Geelong and Hockey Victoria.
 To represent Hockey Geelong in a professional manner at all times through leadership and by
Coaching Objectives:
 Create opportunities for players to improve, both in technical playing skills as well as tactical
thinking and game development application.
 Work with other Senior Team coaches in developing structured and competitive squads.
 Oversee and help implement quality training drills.
 Develop self as coach – through Hockey Australia Hockey Ed coaching development
 To facilitate Hockey Geelong’s aim of attaining Vic Premier League for both Men and Women
2017 – 2020.
Key Selection Criteria:
 A recognized qualification in hockey coaching to a minimum or equivalent to Level 2
(Development Coach) under Hockey Ed programme.
 Ability to work with and support players in further developing their skills and commitment to
 Track record of coaching experience, including a proven training/match philosophy (to be provided
with application).
Excellent communication skills - ability to work with players, support staff and Hockey Geelong
Executive members.
Ability to work as a team member of the Hockey Geelong Senior Representative management
A knowledge of and commitment to upholding the Hockey Geelong Mission Statement.
A minimum of Level 1 First Aid qualification will be highly regarded.
A current Working With Children check is required for all applicants.
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Organisational Relationships:
 Responsible for: Coaching, training and conduct of senior squad members.
 Liaises directly with: Team Manager, Hockey Geelong Senior Representative Coordinator,
Senior Head Coach.
 Reports To: Hockey Geelong Senior Representative Coordinator (weekly or more frequently as
required) and the Hockey Geelong Management Committee (written monthly report required)
Remuneration for the above Coaching positions will be negotiated with successful applicants.
Term of Position:
The above position is expected to cover the period November 30, 2015 to September 30, 2016.
Extensions to the above may be negotiated at time of interview.
Hockey Geelong's Senior Head Coach was responsible for ensuring a high standard of coaching across
the 5 Senior teams competing in the 2015 Hockey Victoria competition.
In addition, the Head Coach is required to provide leadership, support and direction of the Senior
coaching staff in all areas of delivery.
Key Responsibilities:
 Create opportunities for coaches to improve, both in technical skills as well as tactical thinking
and game development application.
 Attend the various Senior Teams' trainings and games; ensuring time is spent with each team's
coaching unit.
 Facilitate where deemed necessary, "Coach the Coaches" sessions during the season.
Organisational Relationships:
 Responsible for: overseeing training and conduct of Senior squad Team Coaches.
 Liaises directly with: Hockey Geelong Senior Team Head Coaches, Team Assistant Coaches, or
Team Co-Coaches where applicable; Team Managers.
 Reports to: Hockey Geelong Senior Co-ordinator (weekly or more frequently as required); Hockey
Geelong Management Committee (written monthly report required).
Remuneration for the Head Coach position will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
Term of Position:
The above position is expected to cover the period November 30, 2015 to September 30, 2016.
Extensions to the above may be negotiated at time of interview.
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POSITION PREFERENCE (please tick 2 preferences where possible):
Women’s Vic
League 1
Women’s Vic
League 1 Res
Men’s Vic
League 1
Men’s Vic
League 1 Res
Pennant D
Senior Head
1st preference
2nd preference
Please email this page (page 3), along with your CV and a cover letter addressing the Key
Selection Criteria and stating your reasons for applying for the above positions to:
[email protected]
Applications close on FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20 2015
Whilst specifically looking for coaches for our Senior Teams, Hockey Geelong is also on the lookout for
innovative Coaches to develop our younger representative players and assist in their transition into
senior squads.
Junior Squads train on Tuesday afternoon/evenings, prior to Senior Squad training.
Hockey Geelong will field the following teams in 2016:
 U14 Mixed Pennant
 U14 Girls Pennant
 U16 Mixed Pennant
 U16 Girls Pennant
Please indicate below if such a position would interest you (circle one):
Yes, I would be interested in a Junior Coach role at Hockey Geelong: Yes / No
I know of no impediment that would limit my ability to do the prescribed position should I be successful in
gaining employment as a coach with Hockey Geelong.
Name: __________________________
Signed: __________________________
Date: ________________

2016 HG Senior Rep Coaching Position Application Form