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Athlete Management/Coaching: Team Administration/Operations

General Summary:
Reporting to the Executive Director of the Northern California Youth Rugby Association (NCYRA) and the Youth Development Department of USA Rugby, the YDO will be responsible for soliciting opportunities to present and establish rugby programs in schools, park districts, youth clubs/organizations, and summer camps in Northern California.

For each new program the YDO establishes which generates additional income to the NCYRA, the YDO may be rewarded with salary increases and/or bonuses that will be negotiated and defined in the employment contract.

Essential Job Functions:
• Meet or exceed outreach goals set by USA Rugby Youth Development Department
• Identify and prioritize strategies and tactics to achieve growth objectives
• Create an execution plan capturing one-year commitments – actions to be taken, measurable results and high-level action steps
• Execute the plan and marshal resources required for execution of the plan
• Conduct quarterly progress reviews with the Executive Director, and present to the NCYRA Board of Directors at their quarterly meetings to discuss accomplishments, support needed, and applied learnings
• Report progress once a year at the Annual General Meeting of the NCYRA membership

Detailed Job Functions:
• Implement targeted solicitations to schools, park districts, youth development organizations, youth athletic organizations (including, but not limited to American football) and summer camps to assess interest in having rugby as part of their programs
• Develop prospect lists
• Maintain ongoing contact with entities that expressed initial interest
• Arrange and conduct rugby demonstrations
• Recruit and train resources to run the rugby programs
• Work with existing rugby clubs to encourage them to expand their existing youth programs or establish new youth rugby programs
• Develop and maintain rugby programs to ensure that there are opportunities to play rugby year round in all parts of Northern California
• Expand participation in 7s (a.k.a. Olympic Rugby)
• Work with NCYRA Junior Youth and Competitions Committees to provide competitive opportunities for participants
• Supervise and conduct training of volunteers who wish to become rugby coaches
• Maintain detailed records of work product in order to provide monthly reports for submission to NCYRA’s Executive Director and USA Rugby
• Attend monthly meetings of the NCYRA’s Board of Directors and attend NCYRA’s Annual General Meeting of the membership

The YDO will also assist the Executive Director with other duties and tasks as assigned

Education & Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Minimum of 2 years sales experience.
• USA Rugby College/Youth/High School Certified Rugby Coach & Referee or willing to obtain certifications
• Willing to adhere to USA Rugby and NCYRA Codes of Conduct
• Be eligible to work in the United States
• Have means of reliable transportation

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Sales
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration & Management
  • Computers
  • Education & Training


  • Speaking
  • Persuasion
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Service Orientation
  • Active Listening
  • Coordination
  • Critical Thinking
  • Negotiation
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing


  • Oral and Written Expression
  • Oral and Written Comprehension
  • Speech Clarity and Recognition
  • Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Originality
  • Work independently with minimum supervision

Other Information:

• This position is based in the Northern California area. Relocation expenses will be the responsibility of the YDO
• This is a full-time position, and the YDO is expected to work a minimum of 35-40 hours per week. Accurate timesheet records will be required of the YDO and submitted bi-weekly to the Executive Director and USA Rugby
• Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to be considered for this position

Salary Information:

The salary for this position will be between $30,000-35,000 annually. Additionally, travel related expenses will be reimbursed at a negotiated rate during the contract negotiation. Performance bonuses (membership increases/sponsorship solicitations, etc.) will be negotiated during the contract negotiation.

Candidates are expected to have their own, reliable transportation and cell phone.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have rugby experience/knowledge?
2. Are you willing to relocate at your own expense?
3. How did you hear about this position?

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Athlete Management/Coaching: Coach - Elite Athlete Coach
USA Synchro Senior National Team Coaching Staff - USA Synchro (Moraga, CA)

USA Synchronized Swimming is seeking experience coach(es) to support the Senior National Team program and work in collaboration with the High Performance Director/Senior Head Coach, the other National Teams, USA Synchro staff, the US Olympic Committee Staff and USA Synchro’s Sport Performance partners.

-       Work in collaboration with the High Performance Director/Senior Head Coach in designing the overall High Performance strategy.

-       Work in collaboration with the High Performance Director/Senior Head Coach in developing and               implementing the overall training plan, workouts and choreography of the routines.

-       Work in collaboration with the High Performance Director/Senior Head Coach in developing a strong leadership within USA Synchronized Swimming.

-       Represent positively USA Synchro at all events, competitions and exhibitions.

      Essential & Desired Skills:

-          Very energetic and enthusiastic, strong leadership skills.

-          High expectations for the athletes and strong discipline.

-          Have the ability, knowledge and willingness to implement and monitor a training plan in collaboration with the High Performance Director and USA Synchro’s Sport Performance partners.

-          Good organizational skills and sense of initiative, common sense.

-          Basic computer knowledge (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

-          Elite level, specific technical and tactical knowledge of the sport.

-          International experience and ability coaching teams at international levels, be available to participate in team training, trials, competitions, exhibitions, events, or coaches meetings as may hereafter be determined.

-          Thorough knowledge and understanding of the current FINA rules and regulations.

-          Ability to successfully delegate tasks to and manage assistant coaches, consultants, sport performance staff and other personnel.

-          USA Synchro Coaching Certification Program Level 2 and annually attending the next level or obtaining the proper updates or international equivalent.

-          Ability to handle crisis management situations.

-          Master’s degree, preferably in Sport Science, Coaching or Sport Management.


-          Successfully pass a USOC approved background check,

-          Be in good health and able to withstand the physical rigors of traveling with and working with the Teams,

-          Be able to obtain a working Visa in the USA if from another country (USA Synchro will organize),

-          Minimum 3 years’ experience coaching international level.

      Reports to High Performance Director/ Senior Head Coach


      Application Process

      Please email a resume with your experience, education and pertinent skills, a cover letter and 3 references to

      Myriam Glez ( and Kevin Warner ( by October 31st, 2014.  

      Applications will be reviewed by USA Synchro’s High Performance Director. A selected group of applicants will be

      interviewed over the phone or in person. A few applicants will be selected for a try out period of up to 2 months.

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Athlete Management/Coaching: Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy/Doctor
Head Athletic Trainer, Beach National Teams - USA Volleyball (Torrance, CA)

About USA Volleyball

USA Volleyball (USAV) is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sports of volleyball, beach volleyball, and sitting volleyball in the United States and is recognized as such by the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB), the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), and the World ParaVolley.  USAV has over 300,000 registered members and supports athletes, coaches, officials, members and fans at every level and every discipline of the sport.

USAV is a 501(c)(3) organization with an operating budget in excess of $25M and approximately 75 staff and coaches in four offices (National Office in Colorado Springs, CO; Beach Operations in Torrance, CA; National Team Operations (Indoor) in Anaheim, CA; and Sitting Program in Edmond, OK). 

Job Description


The Head Athletic Trainer, Beach National Teams will report to the Senior Director, Beach Operations and is located in Torrance, California.  This position is the primary health care service provider for the Beach National Program providing evaluation services, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries/illness concerning Beach National Program athletes.  The Head Athletic Trainer is a regular full-time positon that works closely with other Sports Medicine and Performance team members to enhance athlete performance.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities include but are not necessarily limited to:


  • Travels with Beach National Teams to specified FIVB and NORCECA competitions upon assignment

  • Implements yearly medical screens to ensure ongoing supervision of the athlete’s health

  • Communicates with appropriate USAV staff and contractors regarding the medical status of athletes, while maintaining appropriate compliance with medical privacy laws

  • Understands the various Anti-Doping programs and aids in athlete education

  • Maintains a USAV Sports Medicine Center that complies with health and safety standards

  • Collaborates with appropriate USAV and USOC staff and contractors on all areas of performance including nutrition, recovery, mental training, injury prevention, etc.

  • Maintains updated injury and illness documentation via Centricity injury tracking software

  • Assists with making referrals to outside medical providers

  • Works with USAV staff to schedule and monitor medical providers assigned to FIVB, NORCECA, HP events, etc.

Minimum Qualification:


  • Degree in Athletic Training from a Board Certification approved program [NATABOC]

  • Current Health Care Provider CPR certification

  • No record of founded malpractice claims, professional boundary violation or State Board sanctions

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and working knowledge of computer programs

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse populations including athletes, coaches, administrative staff, and other medical personnel in a high stress environment

  • Must be able to successfully pass a USAV background screening


    Desired Qualification


  • Master’s Degree in Sports medicine field

  • CSCS and/or PES certification

  • Five (5) years of sports medicine experience after certification

  • Experience working with volleyball athletes

  • Certification in soft tissue modalities (ART, NMT, Massage, etc.)

    USAV offers a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees.

    Applications accepted online only.  Applications must be received by no later than October 29, 2014.  Phone calls will not be accepted.

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Athlete Management/Coaching: Coach - Elite Athlete Coach
Volunteer, Women's National Team - USA Volleyball (Anaheim, CA)

Volunteer, Women’s National Team


Job Description

The USA Volleyball Women’s National Team is looking for volunteer coaches for both the Summer and Winter Training Blocks. Volunteer coaches have the opportunity to work closely with the top female athletes in the world, as well as with the Women’s National Team staff, including Head Coach Karch Kiraly. Part of the USA Women’s National Team mission is to push the boundaries of the sport, so volunteer coaches often have the opportunity to assist with new learning and teaching methods, new studies to gain insight into the game, and other tasks and projects that will help our USA players be the best in the world.  As such, a familiarity with and willingness to learn technology and its uses are essential for a volunteer coach.

The Winter Training Block began Monday, January 27 and runs through Friday, March 21. Volunteers are mostly requested for the final four weeks of the block.

The Summer Training Block begins the first week of May and runs through mid-September. For both the Winter and Summer Training Block, practice sessions are 8:30-11:30am, with office hours for the staff (video analysis, scouting, etc) running until about 6:00pm. Depending on the level of involvement and responsibilities, volunteers may be needed for some or all of this time.  Prospective volunteers should plan for at least a two week commitment, in order to maximize their learning opportunities.

Volunteers must provide their own housing and transportation to and from the American Sports Center in Anaheim, California where the National Team trains. However, there are also opportunities to be involved with video scouting and study from a distance, for coaches who are not able to spend significant time in Anaheim.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with all aspects of practice sessions

  • Helping to set up practice courts and facilitate practice sessions

  • Assisting with practice video, replay technologies, etc.

  • Compiling scouting information, helping organize scouting reports

  • Video study: compiling video montages for USA players

  • Video study: charting and studying international matches

  • Statistical analysis

  • Assisting with USA Red-Blue exhibition matches, including match setup, fan experience, etc.


  • Volleyball coaching and/or playing experience (duties assigned in proportion to experience)

  • Experience with or willingness to learn various technology-related applications including Excel, DataVolley, Dartfish, and Kinovea.

  • Must become a USA Volleyball member and successfully pass a USA Volleyball background screening

  • USA Volleyball IMPACT certified or completion of IMPACT certification by end of two week commitment.

  • Most importantly, a great attitude, an open mind, and willingness to learn.


 Review of Applicants will begin immediately and continue as assistance is required.

USA Volleyball (USAV) is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sports of volleyball and beach volleyball in the United States and is recognized by the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

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