Furies seeking head coach for 2019 season

081918-WPLvZonsThe DC Furies are actively seeking a Head Coach for 2019. The position is part-time and voluntary.

About the team:

The Washington Women’s Rugby Football Club, better known as the DC Furies, is one of the oldest women’s rugby clubs in the nation. The Furies field one top-level side and a second side that competes in Division 2.  The club is comprised of a mix of elite, developmental, and beginner athletes. A number of Furies players earn selection to the regional CGU select side, and many are currently vying for spots in the National Team selection pools.

The Furies play in the spring, summer, and fall, with skills and fitness work throughout the winter. Practices take place in the Washington, D.C. metro area, and 15s matches are scheduled throughout the United States.

The Furies are a 501(c)(3) organization with the goal of providing competitive and social rugby for women in the D.C. metropolitan area.

Head Coach Responsibilities:

  • Provide intensive, high-quality training and opportunities for learning to all club members, with a focus on the first XV side
  • Produce and establish an overall strategy, season game plan, and session planning & match day game plans
  • Build and promote a culture of positive attitudes, a drive for high performance, and competitive success
  • Lead the coaching and manage the contribution of the coaching staff to ensure the players receive the highest quality coaching, preparation and feedback
  • Communicate with team captains

Head Coach Knowledge, Skills and Qualities:

  • Significant experience coaching rugby at a high/elite level together with relevant qualifications. World Rugby coaching qualifications desirable
  • Knowledge of coaching practices and techniques to develop all levels of rugby players
  • The ability to create and implement a robust skill development program, game play strategies and appropriate training sessions for a variety of skill levels
  • A passion for providing leadership and developing a love of the sport
  • Demonstrates a track record of personal coach development
  • Articulates and delivers a clear playing and coaching philosophy that is in accordance with the objectives of the club
  • Is strongly biased toward a player-centered approach to coaching.
  • Creates an environment that balances player development with team performance.
  • Is able to articulate and deliver sound coaching processes
  • Sets high standards of personal accountability, reliability and responsibility for the players and staff
  • Is able to lead and manage others while working effectively with other members of the team leadership

Head Coach Benefits:

  • A modest stipend for each season (commensurate with experience)
  • Travel costs for games fully covered
  • Funding for coaching development opportunities
  • Free or low-cost housing and transportation can be arranged
  • A vast network of connections to other potential work experiences

Interested applicants should please submit a Rugby CV and cover letter to:

Name: Maggie Olney
Title: Coaching Committee Chair
Email: Marjorie.olney@gmail.com

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