Ballarat Rugby Club Coaching Vacancies

by Rugby Vic Media

Ballarat Rugby Club is seeking expressions of interest for coaching and management positions for the 2020 season.

Head Coach

Position: Head Coach

Responsible to: Director of Coaching

Major interactions: Team Manager/s

[Assistant Coach] *Not currently engaged, but ideal model

[Strength and Conditioning Staff] *Not currently engaged, but ideal model

Medical Staff (Physio) Players


The role is critical in setting and maintaining standards. In essence, the purpose of the role is to provide the leading program and coaching role within the rugby program and influence and direct the underpinning programs that contribute to the success of the program both short and long term (consistent success at the highest level).

Key Areas of Responsibility

Rugby Program

  • Be a driving force in the design, implementation and management of both the Senior team ‘Blue Print’, wider Club direction and guiding principles for success
  • In conjunction with the Director of Coaching, coordinate the development and implementation of coaching and training plans/models
  • Lead program, staff and player review


  • Develop and implement playing styles and systems
  • Develop and implement game plans
  • Manage the design and implementation of training session outlines and session plans
  • Delegation of coaching components to coaching staff
  • Provide coaching on a team, unit and individual basis including the following components:

Team play

  • 1st phase
  • General play
  • Breakdown

Individual skill development programs

  • Coordinate and deliver team and player reviews – training and playing; maintain records of player reviews
  • Coordinate and deliver unit and individual player review as per above coaching components – training and playing; maintain records of player reviews
  • Preview of all opposition – team play and unit and individual players as per above coaching components
  • Available required to all match and trainings as outlined in program schedule


  • Develop and implement selection policy and process


Management and direction of:

  • Team Manager
  • Assistant Coach
  • Other staff as required
  • Lead effective staff communication systems
  • Manage staff leadership program/s
  • Assist with team logistics and operations as required and requested at training and matches at home and away


  • Coordinate and deliver effective player communication schedules including consistent individual player feedback and player welfare review and interventions
  • Maintain records for all player reviews
  • Engage and support the player leadership group
  • Provide relevant player information and opinions to other higher level program coaches as required


  • Provide input into the organisations strategic plans
  • Provide technical leadership within coach education programs and coaching to other programs as requested and available


  • Develop, maintain and promote standards and expectations at all times
  • Engage in commitments as required to support and promote our Sponsors

Key Outcomes

  • The best Rugby program in country Victoria – systematic and progressive models for the development of players
  • Successful recruitment and player engagement for longer term sustainability
  • Defensive success – data supported
  • Effective player and staff leadership program in place
  • Staff and player satisfaction and enjoyment
  • Effective communication and involvement with all staff

Unique Criteria

  • World Rugby Level 2 Coaching Accreditation
  • Current Smart Rugby Certificate
  • Current Working with Children’s Check, if applicable (or eligible to obtain one)
  • Outstanding and proven ability to lead
  • Outstanding proven coaching skills
  • Expert and proven coaching knowledge and experience
  • Excellent understanding of the components that contribute to a high performing rugby program including the incorporation of sport science and sport medicine
  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • Adaptability
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Available to Travel

Interested Coaches should submit their application to Mike Silcock -, 0438 095 088