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Job Posting: USA Goalball Women’s National Team Head Coach

Posted January 8, 2024  USABA Updates

Job Title: USA Goalball Women’s National Team Head Coach
Reports To: Director Sport Performance
Part-Time Contractor (remote); 20-25 hours/week

Major Roles and Responsibilities

• Serves as Head Coach for designated women’s camps and tournaments as determined in conjunction with Sport Performance Director
• Oversight and Management of Assistant Women’s Coach in collaboration with the Sport Performance Director
• Works collaboratively with Performance Service Providers
• Including but not limited to; sport dietician, sport psychologist, strength and conditioning coach, athletic trainer, data and video analysts, technology platforms, etc
• Works to support USABA Admin staff
• Provides timely expenses, budget reporting, safety requirements, strategic planning, and updates on the program as requested
• Supports the goals and initiatives of the USA Goalball Program
• Co-curates content for Coach Education, Goalball Club Development, and Referee Education
• Assists in the domestic competition calendar creation with Sport Performance Director, Assistant Coach, and Goalball Coordinator.
• Determine next steps for International Friendly competition(s) and tournament selection with Assistant Coach and Director Sport Performance
• Promote the sport through their leadership of the program and willing to assist in sponsorship activations as dictated from the National Office.
• Contributes to the long-term vision and mission of USABA
• Bridge a development gap between the grassroots goalball community and the USA Goalball National Team Program
• Collaborates with USABA to track potential players for the development player pool
• Create and implement a periodization model reflecting performance and development requirements of the USA Goalball Women’s National Team
• Design and implement player development plan inclusive of individualized training development plans for players covering technical, tactical, and physical assessments
o Work with current Strength and Conditioning Coach to provide accessible and relatable training plans along with the Assistant Coach for goalball specific training regimens.
o Work with performance providers, as applicable, to assist in these individualized plans in their areas of expertise
• Support the creation of better playing environments at a domestic level
• Produce clear and concise reports tracking Women’s National Team athletes and their development
• Evaluates and reports on the effectiveness of the program and monitors trends through internal/external and qualitative/quantitative research to make improvements as needed
• Complete goal setting and performance review discussions with Director Sport Performance on an annual basis
• Provides a healthy and holistic team culture that cultivates a gold medal mindset

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree or higher
• Strong leadership skills and ability to solve problems and execute decisions under pressure
• Capable of working in a fast-paced and demanding environment
• Must be able to connect “micro” details to the “macro” vision and mission
• Proficient experience with Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)
• Excellent written and verbal communication combined with a professional demeanor
• Able and willing to travel (domestic and international)
• Able and willing to work non-traditional hours, including weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed
• 5 years coaching experience working with people with visual impairments or adaptive sports
• Working knowledge of higher level concepts of goalball game tactics, strategy and athlete development
• Ability to think outside the box to achieve goals of the program and personal athlete goals
• Pass a bi annual background check and compete the yearly SafeSport Training

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Amanda Duke Boulet, with the subject title “Women’s National Team Head Coach”.