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JOB POSTING: Assistant Head Coach, Men’s National Goalball Team

Posted October 16, 2019  Uncategorized

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Position Title:                     Assistant Head Coach, Men’s National Goalball Team

Posting Dates:                    October 17-November 6, 2019

The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) seeks to hire a dynamic individual with impeccable character and leadership skills to serve as the Assistant Head Coach for the U.S. Men’s National Goalball Team to support the well-being of goalball athletes in achieving sustained competitive excellence and preserve the Paralympic principles by representing the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA).

Brief Overview of the Organization

USABA is unique within the sports community. As the member organization of the USOPC, USABA is the High-Performance Management Organization (HPMO) for the sport of goalball. As an organization, we develop all aspects of the sport of Goalball from grassroots to elite teams with consistent medal-winning performances at elite international competitions and highly-trained coaches who represent our country both on and off the field of play.


The United States Association of Blind Athletes empowers Americans who are blind and visually impaired to experience life-changing opportunities in sports, recreation and physical activities, thereby educating and inspiring the nation. 

Our Vision

Every American who is blind or visually impaired will lead a healthy lifestyle by actively participating in sports, recreation and physical activity.


Since its founding in 1976, the USABA has reached more than 100,000 blind and visually impaired individuals. During that time, the organization has emerged as more than just a world-class trainer of blind athletes. It has become a vocal champion of the abilities of America’s legally blind residents.


Minimum Qualifications Required:

• Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

• Minimum 2 years of coaching experience with a proven track record of success
• Experience working independently
• Experience in planning and organization
• Demonstrated success in managing individual differences and group dynamics

Skills and Competencies:
• Strong team-building skills with internal and external stakeholders
• Have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Sound analytical and problem-solving skills
• Strong computer skills

Additional Requirements:
• Successful completion of a favorable background check
• Successful completion of the U.S. Safe Sport on-line training class
• Successful completion of the Center for Disease Control on-line concussion class

• Incumbent must be flexible with their schedule as work on weekends, some holidays may also be required. National and international travel will be required.

Salary Range:
A quarterly stipend to be provided.

To apply

Interested parties should email a cover letter and resume no later than November 6, 2019 to: Mark Lucas; Executive Director at mlucas@usaba.org. In the subject line of the email write Men’s National Team Assistant Coach position. 




Position Title:                     Assistant Head Coach, Men’s National Goalball Team

Reports to:                           Keith Young; Men’s National Team Coach   

Position Summary: Major Responsibilities include;

Work Conditions: 

Management of Athletes/Team

Motivate and lead the team with the highest integrity.

Knowledge of tactics and sport

Maintain the highest level of technical proficiency coaching the sport of goalball and the philosophies of coaching to improve the athletes and overall team’s peak performance.  

Selection of athletes

Assist in writing and implementing athlete selection criteria for the selection of the Resident Program, National Team and international competition.

Duties as assigned
Further duties can be assigned by Head Coach. 

USABA Policies and Procedures
Staff are required to follow all policies and procedures of USABA (refer to staff manual). 

Performance Evaluation
An annual evaluation by the Head Coach will occur.

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