2021 Athletic Performance Mentorship Program

by Rugby Vic Media

Rugby Victoria and the Melbourne Rebels are proud to announce that the Athletic Performance Mentorship Program is returning in 2021.

A curriculum-based education programme linked with 10 modules’ over the course of 10 months that the 2021 placement group will undertake both internally and externally to expand their knowledge both from a technical and professional skills perspective.

Duration of Placement

10 months (starting January 2021)

Placement Hours*

We envisage the successful candidate being available for three sessions a week to gain maximum benefit from the curriculum based educational and mentorship programme. There is flexibility within the contact days and hours per week, but individual placement schedules should as much as possible be optimised to gain exposure at key training times/days. The exact hours per week to be discussed, but may include operating outside normal office hours, at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays*

Main Activities

Undertake mentoring programme leading to the development of specific skills and knowledge required to be a high-performance S&C coach.

Observe and shadow the S&C team as part of a structured personal development plan and capture a reflective log to allow learning and discussion. (Opportunities to shadow and observe Super Rugby sessions also included).

Develop an effective technical and behavioural coaching skill set through targeted learning experiences and reflective practice.

Gain knowledge in the process of carrying out appropriate testing and monitoring of athletes’ physical qualities based on a sports performance model.

A successful S&C placement will be skilled in developing relationships, as part of a team and enjoy collaborating with colleagues. They will have good communication skills and be comfortable in small or large group settings. They will need a high attention to detail and be comfortable in setting specific guidelines to optimise their development and learning.

The successful S&C placement will be able to prioritise their own schedule in order to achieve learning outcomes. They will be proactive in leading their development and be willing to consistently reflect on their learning journey.

Due to the nature of the placement, opportunities may arise to build a network that could lead to potentially lead to paid S&C work.

Click Here for the full Position Description 

To Apply please send your CV to justin.blee@rugbyvic.com.au. Applications close 19th January at 4:00pm.