Coaching

All involved with Sydney Scorpions whether they be Players, Parents/Guardians, Coaches, Managers, etc should be familiar with the Sydney Scorpions selection policy which can be found here.

Sydney Scorpions 2017 Coaching Appointments

Boys 14’s: Head Coach – Brandon McDonald Assistant Coach – Matt Lawson Manager Dean Michniewicz
Girls 14’s: Head Coach – Roha Paki Assistant Coaches – Craig Beacroft & Kalani Duff  Manager Bridget Little
Boys 16’s: Head Coach – Matthew Scranage Assistant Coaches – Tua Marsters & Charlie Suters Manager Samantha Baum
Girls 16’s: Head Coaches – Anthony Dudeck & Keith Smith Assistant Coach – Carol Jones Manager – Michelle Geros
Boys 18’s: Head Coach – Brad Curl Assistant Coaches – Brad Mitchell & Phil McIlwraith  Manager – Niccole Kelly
Girls 18’s: Head Coach – Melissa Mitchell Assistant Coach – Tracey Elliott Manager – Mel Scranage

Boys Player Mentors: Sam Brisby & Jackson Mills
Girls Player Mentors: Sarah Peattie & Sam Rodgers
Boys Team Leader: Dave Nolan
Girls Team Leaders: Sarah Peattie & Sam Rodgers
Tour Leader: Stuart Geros

Men’s T-League: Head Coach – Brad Curl Assistant Coaches – Anthony Dudeck & Matt Lawson Manager – Keith Lee 
Women’s T-League A:
Head Coach – Brandon McDonald  Assistant Coaches – Craig Beacroft & Keith Smith
Women’s T-League B:  Head Coach – Tracey Elliott  Assistant Coaches – Mel Harrison & Kalani Duff  Manager –  Alana Barlow
Mixed Opens: Head Coach – Jye Malcolm  Assistant Coach – Andrew Windsor
Senior Mixed: Head Coach – Shannon Warren  Manager – Sarah Nash
Men’s 30’s: Head Coach – Terry Cooper  Manager – Chris Cooper
Men’s 40’s: Head Coach – Ron Larcombe  Manager – Andre Bali
Men’s 50’s: Head Coach – Brett Gillard
Men’s 55’s: Head Coach – Cliff Lyons  Manager – Caren Friend
Women’s 27’s: Head Coach – Charlie Hassarati  Manager – Jo Lawson
Women’s 40’s: Head Coach – Lynda Robertson  Manager – Kerrie Doyle
Women’s 45’s: Head Coach – Paul Robinson  Manager – Megan Kennedy

Sydney Scorpions 2016 Coaching Appointments

Boys 14’s:  Head Coach – Matt Scranage  Assistant Coach – Tua Marsters  Manager – Lynda Jones
Girls 14’s: Head Coach – Gavin Bruce  Assistant Coach – Peter Langmack  Manager – Melissa Mann
Boys 16’s:  Head Coach – Brandon McDonald  Assistant Coach – Matt Lawson  Manager – Niccole Kelly
Girls 16’s: Head Coach – Keith Smith  Assistant Coach – Carol Jones  Manager – Kristen Bird
Boys 18’s:  Head Coach – Jason Martin  Assistant Coach – Brad Curl
Girls 18’s: Head Coach – Mel Mitchell  Assistant Coach – Tracey Elliot Manager – Mel Scranage
Men’s T-League: Head Coach – Brad Curl  Assistant Coaches –  Anthony Dudeck, Ian Kalms & Scott Collins  Manager – Mark Harrington
Women’s T-League: Head Coach – Christian Browne  Assistant Coach – Matt Lawson
Mixed Opens: Head Coach – Jye Malcolm  Assistant Coach – Andrew Windsor
Men’s 30’s: Head Coach – Terry Cooper  Manager – Bruce Ager
Men’s 40’s: Head Coach – Ron Larcombe
Men’s 45’s: Head Coach – Brett Gillard
Men’s 50’s: Head Coach  – Cliff Lyons
Men’s 55’s: Head Coach – Graham Pickering  Manager – Gordon Parish
Women’s 40’s: Head Coach – Paul Robinson  Manager – Monique Licardy
Senior Mixed:  Head Coach – Dave Roberts  Manager – Simon Kowald
Men’s Elite 8: Head Coach – Graham Fleming Assistant Coach – Brandon McDonald  Manager – Robyn Maiolo
Women’s Elite 8: 
Head Coach – Dave Nolan  Assistant Coach –  Jason Martin  Manager – Vincent Bateman

Sydney Scorpions 2015 Coaching Appointments

14 Girls: Head Coach – Gavin Bruce  Assistant Coach – Keith Smith
14 Boys: Head Coach – Robert Barakat  Assistant Coaches – Matt Scranage & Matt Lawson  Manager – Lynda Jones
16 Girls: Head Coach – Jye Malcolm  Assistant Coaches – Carol Jones & Roha Paki
16 Boys: Head Coach – Brandon McDonald  Assistant Coaches – Edward Johnston & Brad Curl  Manager – Nicole Kelly
18 Girls: Head Coach – Melissa Mitchell  Assistant Coaches – Craig Beacroft & Nhut Trinh  Manager – Kat McIlwraith
18 Boys: Head Coach – Jason Martin  Assistant Coach – Jim Randall  Manager – Mark Harrington
Women’s T-League: Head Coach – Jamie Clifford Assistant Coach – Keith Smith
Men’s T-League: Head Coach  – Scott Collins Assistant Coach – Ian Kalms
Mixed Opens: Head Coach – Jye Malcolm  AC  – Andrew Windsor  Manager  – Indi Angel-Auld
Men’s 30’s: Head Coach – Terry Cooper
Men’s 40’s: Head Coach – Ian Kalms
Men’s 45’s: Head Coach – Brett Gillard
Men’s 50’s: Head Coach  – Steve Huckle
Senior Mixed: Head Coach – Nhut Trinh Assistant Coaches  – Craig Beacroft & Dave Roberts
Women’s 40’s: Head Coach – Paul Robinson  Manager  – Monique Licardy
Elite 8 Men’s Coach – Dave Nolan  Assistant Coach – Jason Martin
Elite 8 Women’s Coach – Barry Gibson  Assistant Coach – Anthony Dudeck   Manager – Gary & Mel Croft

Sydney Scorpions 2014 Coaching Appointments

Boys 14:  Coach: Rob Barrakat Assistant Coach: Dave Nolan & Matt Scranage
Girls 14:  Coach: Roha Paki   Assistant Coaches:  Gavin Brucey & Gloria Berryman
Boys 16:  Coach: Brandon McDonald  Assistant Coach: Scott Collins
Girls 16:  Coach: Jamie Clifford  Assistant Coaches: Danni Davis & Keith Smith
Boys 18:  Coach:  Jason Martin  Assistant Coach:  TBC
Girls 18:  Coach: Anthony Dudeck  Assistant Coach:  Melissa Mitchell & Craig Beacroft
Men’s T-League: Coach: Jason Martin  Assistant Coach:  Alex Ferro
Women’s T-League: Coach: Jamie Clifford  Assistant Coach: David Duguid & Keith Smith
Men’s 30: Coach: Terry Cooper   Assistant Coach: Bruce Ager
Men’s 40: Coach: Ian Kalms  Assistant Coach:  Mark Leonard
Men’s 45: Coach:  Brett Gillard
Men’s 55: Coach:  Les Saggus
Senior Mixed: Coach: Craig Beacroft
Women’s 40:  Coach:  Jason Martin
Elite 8 Men’s Coach – Graham Knights   Assistant Coach – Dave Roberts    Manager – Dean Harris   Selector – Tim Kitchingham
Elite 8 Women’s Coach – Barry Gibson  Assistant Coach – Anthony Dudeck   Manager – Gary & Mel Croft  Selector- Dave McDonald

Sydney Scorpions 2013 Coaching Appointments

Boys 14:  Coach: Louis Rizk  Assistant Coach: Darren Swain
Boys 16:  Coach: Dave Nolan  Assistant Coach: Rob Barakat
Boys 18:  Coach:  Jason Martin
Girls 14:  Coach: Jamie Clifford  Assistant Coach:  Danni Davis
Girls 16:  Coaches: Anthony Dudeck & Craig Beacroft
Girls 18:  Coach: David Duguid  Assistant Coach: Tony Milone
Men’s T-Div: Coach: Alex Ferro  Assistant Coach: Mark Leonard
Men’s 30: Coach: Bruce Ager
Men’s 45: Coach: Dave Garden
Men’s 55: Coach:  Les Saggus
Women’s T-Div: Coach: Anthony Dudeck  Assistant Coach: Jamie Clifford
Women’s 27: Coach: Michael Irvine
Women’s 40: Coach:  Jason Martin
Mixed Opens: Coach:  Ricky Hetherington
Senior Mixed: Coach:  Ian Kalms   Assistant Coach:  Craig Beacroft

NTL & Regional Job Descriptions

CRITERIA FOR POSITION – COACH
1. The Coach must demonstrate the ability to work within the NSW Touch Association “Code of Behaviour” guideline.
2. Possess a minimum active Level Two Coaching certificate and or participating in the Level Two program.
3. Be prepared to accept the conditions of the appointment.
4. Must possess good oral and written skills.
5. Able to demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure whilst achieving objectives.
6. Must provide a record of coaching ability and results to be assessed against the appointment criteria.
7. Successful applicant will be appointed for a 2-year term with a 1-year review period and is subject to review by the Sydney Scorpions executive committee.
6. Demonstrate an ability to work within a selection team to choose final teams. This includes obtaining a minimum level 2 selectors certificate during your appointment.
7. Conduct regular player identification during tournaments with a view to final selections. This will include filing of player reports with the Sydney Scorpions Coaching and Selectors directors.
8. Will be required to attend regional coaching meetings (approx 3 per year) to develop coaches throughout the Sydney Scorpions region.
9. Coaches will also be required to assist in regional development at both junior and senior levels through delivery of courses and conduct of development camps.

STATEMENT OF DUTIES
1. To Coach the Sydney Scorpions team to which the appointment was made.
2. To arrange team training sessions providing direction and developing strategies.
3. To liaise with team management regarding administrative matters.
4. To ensure the conduct of the team is beyond reproach.
5. Maintain player profiles and constantly review and monitor player performance and give individual player feedback.
6. Provide the Sydney Scorpions Coaching Director with regular reports when required.
7. Liaise with the Sydney Scorpions Team Leader

CRITERIA FOR POSITION – ASSISTANT COACH
1. A knowledge of the standards and behaviour expected of a NSWTA Official and/or representative player and acceptance for these standards, or the ability to quickly acquire and apply such knowledge.
2. The Assistant Coach must demonstrate the ability to work within the NSW Touch Association “Code of Behaviour” Guidelines.
3. Possess a Level One Coaching Certificate and or participating in the Level One program.
4. Demonstrate an ability to work in conjunction with a head coach and be a part of a coaching partnership.
5. To be able to communicate effectively and with integrity with Players and Officials.
6. Ability to work well under pressure while achieving objectives.

STATEMENT OF DUTIES
1. To assist the Coach with the Sydney Scorpions team to which you are appointed.
2. Be involved in developing Training Programs and goals in conjunction with the Coach.
4. Identify talented players and report on them to the Sydney Scorpions Coach and Coaching Director.
5. Negotiate a training and development plan with the Sydney Scorpions Coach.
6. Will be required to attend regional coaching meetings (approx 3 per year) to develop coaches throughout the Sydney Scorpions region.
7. Coaches will also be required to assist in regional development at both junior and senior levels through delivery of courses and conduct of development camps.

CRITERIA FOR POSITION – MANAGER
1. A knowledge of the standards and behaviour expected of a NSWTA Official and/or Representative Player and an acceptance of these standards, or ability to acquire quickly and apply such knowledge.
2. Capacity to manage (i.e. through a documented plan, organise, direct and control.) as appropriate players, gear and equipment.
3. A high degree of initiative and organisational ability.
4. Mature judgement and capacity to accept responsibility.
5. Good inter personal relationship skills.
6. The ability to work well under pressure whilst still achieving objectives.
7. Co-ordinate and collect all financial dues from teams on behalf of regional Sydney Scorpions Finance Director.

STATEMENT OF DUTIES
1. Manage the Sydney Scorpions team to which they are appointed.
2. Liaise with the Coach re: organising training times and facilities.
3. Liaise with the players to ensure that all team members are aware of training and playing schedules.
4. Liaise with officials re: transport arrangements, clothing, gear, equipment, photographs.
5. Co-ordinate and manage team fund raising activities.
6. Become conversant with competition Rules, By-law, Regulations and requirements for paperwork.
7. Responsible for issuing players clothing gear and equipment.
8. Responsible for security of team valuables while playing.
9. Provide for players needs during games.
10. Provide facilities for players to obtain after match refreshments.
11. Preferred: First Aid Certificate (Current)