Softball Australia is calling for expressions of interest to join the Australian Men’s Coaching Panel.
Following the resignation of Geoff Coultas as Junior Steelers Head Coach due to personal reasons, an opportunity exists for a member of the Coaching Panel to be appointed in this position. Softball Australia would like to thank Geoff for his hard work and dedication to the position prior to his resignation.
Given the time-sensitive nature of the appointment of the Junior Steelers Head Coach for the 2020 WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Cup, Coaching Panel applicants are requested to advise at the time of submitting their application if they wish to be considered for the Head Coach position with this team.
In addition to the Junior Steelers Head Coach, opportunities exist for assistant coaches and specialist coaches, including battery, offensive and defensive coaches.
The benefits of the program are:
- Development of a greater number of potential elite men’s coaches
- Opportunity to upskill and develop coaches in specific areas
- More nationally aligned coaches recruited and working within the daily training environment at state level, delivering nationally aligned training for athletes
- Greater levels of athlete monitoring and reporting and individual performance plan supervision and mentoring
- The opportunity for the program Head Coach and Softball Australia High Performance team to select tour coaching staff from the national coaching pool, aligning specific coaching skills to the tour/event requirement
- During a tour the Head Coach may appoint others to the role for specific games or pre-event tours to provide development and experience opportunities
- In some instances the program Head Coach may attend events/tours as a coaching mentor while providing the opportunity for others to fill the Head Coach position on a short term basis
- Succession planning in the appointment of national team Head Coaches
Those who are appointed to the panel may have the opportunity to work in either or both of the Aussie Steelers and Junior Steelers national team programs, including the following:
- 2020 & 2022 WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Cup
- 2021 WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup
- Other international tours for both programs
- Other domestic events and camps for both programs
To apply for the Australian Men’s Coaching Panel, a minimum of Level 3 coaching accreditation is required and the Application for Position Form must be completed. Those wishing to apply for the Junior Steelers Head Coach position require a minimum of Level 4 coaching accreditation.
Applications must be sent to National Events Manager, Shane Cantelmi via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday 15 August 2019.
If you have any questions, please contact Shane on 03 9417 0022 (ext 110).