- Establish a training structure suitable for all club members, so that each athlete will be given appropriate coaching. (The Head Coach might wish to engage a coaching co-ordinator to assist)
- Coach the athletes in the senior section of the club. (This is necessary initially but only desirable as the coaching structure is put in place)
- Build and implement a strategy for coach development
- Develop and mentor the current pool of coaches in the club. In due course the more senior coaches should be able to mentor junior coaches.
- Work with the junior section coaches to ensure consistency across key aspects of coaching and training
- In due course, establish and maintain a comprehensive pool of coaches across the different groups of athletes
- Review the club’s competitive involvement and recommend changes where appropriate.
- Set short, medium and long term targets for improved performance by the club’s athletes and teams.
- Attend committee meetings
- Availability to attend the club’s training sessions as often as required.
- Experience of endurance coaching to a high standard
- Clear ideas about club coaching structures
- Clear ideas about the structure for coaching athletes, from beginners to top athletes.
- Good communicator and teacher
- Patient but firm
- Track record of working in clubs with a number of coaches
- Knowledge of coach training.
- Ability to guide and mentor less experienced coaches.
6 hours per week minimum.