HRC is looking for a coach for the 2nd team

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Our 2nd Senior team together with our frist formes the HRC sellection

Introduction to the Haagsche Rugby Club

The Haagsche Rugby Club (HRC) was founded in 1932 and is the largest rugby club in the Netherlands! At the end of the 2021 season, the club almost had 800 members. The first men’s team of HRC (HRC1) plays in the highest division in the Netherlands. The club won the national championship in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1978, 1980, 1985, 1999, 2001, 2002 and again 12 years later, in 2014.  In addition, HRC has a second men’s team (HRC 2) that plays in the Second Division and a third men’s team that plays in the Third Division. There is also a ladies team “HRC Xtreme” and they play in the First Division. Furthermore it must be mentioned that HRC has the largest youth department with around 640 members who are younger than 20 and almost 400 children who play in the youngest youth categories (from 4 to 12 years). Within the youth department of HRC, many national titles are won year after year and many of our youth players evolve to Senior players. HRC thus with pride can call itself a “grassroot club”.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities HRC 2 Coach:

Working with the Director of Rugby and the Head coach, the HRC 2 coach is responsible for the development and management of senior squad players and the on-field performance of the HRC 2nd team selection.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • leading the Senior Men’s second team squad and building a strong sustainable base of players able to compete for 1st team positions;
  • supporting the implementation of the “agreed playing philosophy” throughout the 1st and 2nd teams;
  • driving player development with a focus on transition of youth players into the senior playing squad;
  • ensure all HRC 2 players receive clear and honest feedback on their performance;
  • lead on planning, training and development to ensure the HRC 2 team and individual player needs are met;
  • support and oversee a transparent approach to HRC 2 selection;
  • uphold club standards consistent with the values of the game in consultation with team
    coaches, players and management;
  • working with the Club Medical and Strength & Conditioning staff to ensure appropriate support is provided to the HRC 2 team and that injury prevention, evaluation and recovery processes are tracked;
  • encourage and support the recreational/inclusive component of HRC’s “Rugby for All” vision;
  • participate in the club’s Rugby Committee*;
  • be aware of all administrative procedures regarding player welfare, registration and eligibility.

The HRC 2 Coach will:

  • hold at least a national/World Rugby Level 2 Coaching qualification;
  • have at least 3 years proven rugby coaching experience, including coaching of both youth and seniors.
  • have previously been a head coach or assistant head coach at a rugby club/academy.
  • be organised and well-prepared;
  • have strong communication skills – a high level of English language proficiency is preferred;
  • Remain up-to-date with emergent rugby trends/ideas/regulations and concepts.
  • drive for innovative and positive improvements in Rugby development at HRC;
  • work closely with the Directro of Rugby, the Head Coach and the Rugby Committee*;
  • be fully committed to working towards the club’s goals;
  • be a “Brand Ambassador” for HRC, promoting the club and its values within the community and beyond.

Structure:

  • The HRC 2 coach will report to the Head Coach.
  • The HRC 2 coach will be a member of the Rugby Committee*.

*The Rugby Committee is responsible for the safety, style, quality and enjoyment of rugby played at HRC. The Rugby Committee will ensure that the coaching staff (throughout the club) fulfill their responsibilities safely and effectively.

Interested?

Kindly send a rugby related CV and your motivation (n English) to Hadley Jackson – Head Coach – by e-mail to (hadley.jackson@haagscherugbyclub.nl). Based on the qualifications, we will discuss an appropriate compensation package, which could include travel expenses, volunteer fee, coaching certification, etc.

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