Location: Triathlon NSW office / Off site Location Working
Status: Full Time Fixed Contract
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY AREAS
In line with the TA HP Plan, Performance Pathway Strategy and TA What it Takes to Win (WITTW) modelling and coordinate and leading delivery of the NSW/ACT Pathway Program:
- Facilitate and role model TA Performance Pathway philosophy and principles within pathway athlete cohort within NSW & ACT.
- Engage with clubs, race organisers and TNSW and TACT to continue the delivery of the Billigence Pathway Championships Series.
- In conjunction with National Talent Development Coach (NTDC) design and deliver development clinics and education workshops aligned with local competition, focusing on the development pillars set out in the TA Performance Pathway Strategy.
- Direct delivery and lead coach of the TNSW / TACT development program including the Rest of State Talent Academy (ROSTA), Triathlon ACT Talent Academy (TACTTA), TNSW / TACT Emerging Talent Squad (ETS) and TNSW / TACT Under 23 Squad (U23) giving athletes the best opportunity to move through the pathway as identified in the ‘F3 – T3’ division of the Sports Australia and Sports NSW FTEM Model.
- Coordinate resources, logistics and communications around program activities
- Provide guidance to athletes, parents and coaches on developmentally appropriate training practices and competition opportunities.
- Lead squad on the ground at nominated events, camps, clinics and trips.
- In conjunction with NTDC and Performance Centre Coach, ensure regular connection and “outreach” guidance is offered to talented athletes as identified by TA.
- Report regularly to the TNSW / TACT CEOs and annually to the relevant Boards on the implementation and progress of the Development Pathway including the financial status against budget.
- Manage and support the Regional Academy of Sport (RASi) partnerships in NSW and provide guidance and direction to their Head Coaches & Program Managers to ensure a consistent program for delivery of Triathlon Programs in participating Regional Academies of Sport (RASI)
- Provide support and guidance to home coaches of identified Pathway athletes to enhance their daily training environment & professional development opportunities.
Plan and coordinate coaching courses and development opportunities for coaches with the region:
- Plan and organise delivery of coach courses as required by clubs and regions in NSW / ACT, under the guidance of TA’s National Manager - Coach Education.
- Recruit and mentor facilitators within NSW for sustainable delivery of Foundation and Development coach education courses across NSW/ACT in accordance with the National Coach Education Framework.
Build a ‘community of practice’ amongst pathway coaches - i.e., drive a culture where people are collectively engaged in learning and sharing together in NSW and ACT.
- Drive the delivery of the TNSW program ‘Inspire the next generation of female coaches’ program, supported by the NSW Government and the Office of Sport via the ‘Her Sport Her Way’ funding stream.
- Work in the spirit of good faith to develop and foster relationships with pathway coaches in NSW and ACT.
- In conjunction with the TA Performance Pathway and System Manager, National Manager Coach Development, NSW Performance Centre Head Coach and National Talent Development Coach, work with Triathlon NSW and Triathlon ACT to establish and lead a “community of practice” with pathway coaches in NSW and ACT.
- Provide opportunities for coaches to come together to grow and share knowledge as it relates to their coaching practice – particularly around key developmental themes underpinning the pathway program.
- Advocate for and demonstrate best practice coaching in triathlon.
- Undertake to mentor and guide identified pathway coaches; contribute to and participate in coach development activities including workshops and clinics to maintain contemporary knowledge and skills regarding athlete development and coaching.
- When requested, provide input into development and education activities, as well as forums and committees of TA.
Foster relationships to expand the critical mass of athletes engaging in triathlon and entering the TA Pathway:
- Work in the school sector to grow the quantity of Triathlon Australia accredited school teachers in NSW / ACT, promoting Foundation courses and providing guidance, professional development and mentoring opportunities for school teachers to develop into quality pathway coaches.
- Engage with schools around NSW and ACT to grow the ‘Triathlon in Schools’ program utilising the qualified coach network for delivery.
- Coordinate Performance Centre athletes / U23 Athletes / Accredited coach network to deliver the Triathlon Australia ‘School Activations Program’, throughout NSW and the ACT.
- Become the main point of contact for all schools requesting support and information in the delivery of a triathlon participation program.
REPORTING STRUCTURE / KEY RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to: TNSW CEO & TACT CEO
Key Internal Liaisons: TNSW/ACT Staff, TA Performance Pathway and System Manager, National Manager Coach Development, NSW Performance Centre Head Coach and National Talent Development Coach.
Key External Liaisons: NSW Office of Sport, NSW Institute of Sport, Regional Academy of Sport head coaches, accredited pathway coaches across NSW/ACT, club network in NSW/ACT, School Sport NSW/ACT
An understanding of:
- The specific needs and vulnerabilities (physical and psychological) of your people participating in endurance sport.
- The technical and tactical aspects of endurance sports (including swimming, cycling, running and/or triathlon), particularly as it relates to transitioning single discipline athletes to multisport.
- The needs of junior and emerging talented athletes and coaches.
The ability to:
- Bring a positive outlook and inspire young people and coaches to reach their potential.
- Manage the athletic development of young athletes through to senior competition.
- High level of communication skills with a range of stakeholders in person or via various mediums to ensure a concise and clear message.
- Support, develop, mentor and facilitate knowledge sharing between coaches.
- Identify shifts in and learn new skills to adapt to evolving endurance sports.
- Manage the logistics and administration of a state-wide program and associated budgets.
Ideally you will possess:
- Tertiary qualifications in education, coaching or a related field (or equivalent experience).
- Relevant Coaching Accreditation (National or recognised international accreditation).
- Compulsory Working with Children Clearance.
Key Behaviours and Personal Attributes
- Emotional Intelligence - well developed emotional intelligence; ability to accurately perceive emotions and behaviours of self and others; regulates emotions and behaviours during periods of high stress, conflict or when under pressure.
- Building Relationships - Demonstrates an interest in and understanding of others; adapts to the team and builds team spirit; recognises and rewards the contribution of others; listens and consults others and communicates proactively; acts with integrity.
- Building Partnerships and Networks - Establishes good relationships with stakeholders and staff; builds wide and effective networks of contacts inside and outside the organisation; relates well to people at all levels.
- Learning Orientation - actively identifying new areas for learning and exploration; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; applying new skills and knowledge in practice; seeks and leverages feedback.
- Coaching and Guiding Team Success - strong value on team; an ability to inspire and motivate higher performance, and empower athletes, coaches and the wider performance support to commit to an action plan that delivers on the priorities and goals; providing feedback, instruction, and development guidance to help others excel; planning and supporting the development of individual skills and abilities.
- Planning and Organising - sets clearly defined objectives; plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances; manages time effectively; identifies and organises resources needed to accomplish tasks; monitors performance against deadlines and milestones.