Recruiting Men’s 1XI Head Coach

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Pembroke Wanderers Hockey Club Men’s 1XI Coach / Player-Coach

Our Club
Pembroke Wanderers Hockey Club (“PWHC”) is Ireland’s largest hockey club with 6 mens teams and
8 ladies teams. PWHC has a thriving youth section with over 750 members, bringing our total
membership to just under 1150. Joining us will mean you are part of a club with a long history
competing at the top level in the Irish Hockey leagues, as well as representing Ireland in both Indoor
and Outdoor European tournaments on many occasions.

The candidate
We are recruiting a qualified hockey coach or player-coach for our Men’s 1st XI for the seasons ahead.

The successful candidate will be either a player-coach with a wealth of experience playing at the very
top level or a dedicated coach, experienced in managing a high performance squad in a highly
competitive environment.

Crucially, PWHC are interested in a coach who can match the club’s ambition to continue building a
men’s 1XI squad that can compete in both provincial and national competitions. PWHC is keen to
provide a platform to our players so that they can fulfil their potential and the men’s 1XI coach will play
an integral part of that process.

Your Responsibilities
● Tactical and Technical development of the 1XI
● Running a structured pre season programme to ensure the team are prepared physically and
technically for the season
● Planning and running twice weekly evening training sessions (Tuesday and Thursday)
● Managing all games within a supported structure (both Saturday and Sunday fixtures)
● Player development, retention and recruitment are key focus points for the club
● Management of elite players including giving 1 on 1 feedback where necessary
● Overseeing squad physio, physical preparation outside of dedicated training times and video analysis
● Manage the player pathway for upcoming junior talent into the high performance structure
● If not already fully qualified, obtain required coaching qualifications

Basic Qualifications
● Holds at least a Level 1 or higher coaching qualification and working towards level 2.

Preferred Qualifications
● Holds Level 2 or higher qualification
● Currently playing at the top level and can contribute on and off the field to the team’s success
● A track record of success at elite level of hockey
● Demonstrated the ability to work within a broader coaching structure to develop players and teams within a club environment
● Can work as lead coach and as part of a team
● Excellent attention to detail with high standards for self, team, players, and coaches
● Excellent organisational and communication skills.

Pay will be competitive and linked to coaching qualifications and previous experience. You will be
contracted to the Club on a self-employed basis.

How to Apply
Application: Please contact and include a covering letter
and CV. We look forward to hearing from prospective candidates.

Posted by Dave Broderick

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