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Document current as at 29/04/20


  1. An advertisement for expressions of interest for the role will be published on Sydney Scorpions website and social media platforms
  2. All Head Coaching positions will be appointed at the discretion of Sydney Scorpions Executive Committee
  3. The position will be declared vacant at completion of representative tournament for which it was appointed (e.g. NTL, Junior Regionals, NYC)
  4. Must adhere to the Sydney Scorpions Selection Policy, Code of Conduct and applicable policies and guidelines at all times including any NSWTA and TFA requirements whilst being accountable for the adherence of the same by their players and team officials
  5. Must require a minimum Level 2 / Talent coaching qualification
  6. Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up-to-date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of participants
  7. Must submit a valid WWC and Play by the Rules certificate/reference number with their nomination
  8. Must possess good written and oral skills and communicate effectively with the committee, the coaching team and players
  9. Able to demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure whilst achieving objectives
  10. Must provide a record of coaching ability and results to be assessed against the appointment criteria
  11. Accept responsibility to ensure your players qualify for the event that they are taking part in representing Sydney Scorpions
  12. Head Coach will be appointed prior to Assistant Coach and Team Manager, thus enabling Head Coach to have some input into their appointments


  1. To coach the team to which the appointment was made
  2. Partner with Scorpions selectors in a positive collaborative manner leading to the selection of the final team
  3. To arrange team training sessions providing direction and development strategies
  4. To liaise with team management and the committee regarding administrative matters
  5. Maintain player profiles and constantly review and monitor player performance and give individual player feedback
  6. To ensure the conduct of the team is beyond reproach
  7. To work with the coaching team and Team Manager to ensure game/tournament HPU preparation protocol including suggested nutrition is adhered to
  8. To work with the coaching team and Team Manager to  ensure game/tournament HPU recovery protocol is adhered to (e.g. ice baths, massage, etc)
  9. Adhere to Sydney Scorpions HPU policies and guidelines
  10. At campaign completion within two weeks submit a report to include an overview on selections, training regime, plus officials (AC, Manager) individual and team performance summaries
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