Sports Scientist JD

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Document current as at 26/04/20


Sports Science is a dynamic and evolving function of a teams sporting success. The role of the Sport Science Manager is to coordinate and provide activities and opportunities that will assist the coach, teams and athletes to improve performance. Furthermore this role will assist athletes and teams to gain a competitive advantage through the use of scientific knowledge, methods and applications in the areas of physiology, biomechanics, psychology, nutrition, motor control and motor development.  This role is a member of the Sydney Scorpions High Performance Unit.


  1. High level administration skills and computer literacy
  2. Demonstrated initiative and self-management
  3. Knowledge and understanding of the sport of Touch Football is an advantage
  4. Completed undergraduate or postgraduate degree in exercise and sports science or a related discipline
  5. Pending or accredited status with peak body in exercise and sports science
  6. Knowledge and understanding of performance requirements for pre–elite to elite touch athletes
  7. Prior experience working within a sports organisation, NSO, institute of sport, sports commission or university is an advantage


  1. This non-Executive committee position will be appointed / reappointed at the Annual General Meeting each year
  2. Evaluate evidence based research, and advise on the technical and practical aspects of training, injury prevention, technique, nutritional supplements, performance and recovery practices
  3. The scope of practice relates, but is not limited to the following:
    1. Metabolism & nutrition*
    2. Motion analysis
    3. Exercise psychology
    4. Women & touch football
    5. Biomechanics & injury prevention
    6. Fitness Test Profiles
    7. Sports psychology & motor behaviour
    8. Medical aspects of touch football
    9. Pediatric science
    10. Strength & Conditioning Science
  4. Prioritise the scope of practice sub-units based upon the surveyed needs analysis of specific teams
  5. Work at the following three levels of touch football:
    1. Pre–elite: 14-17 years or Regional
    2. Sub-elite: 18’s & 20’s or State
    3. Elite: Open age + or National, Elite 8, NRL Touch Premiership
  6. Collaborate with other professionals such as Sports Dietician* to deliver up to date information
  7. Disseminate key information to members, using electronic media (e.g. website, social media, surveys) and face to face (e.g. seminar)
  8. Attend tournaments, conferences and meetings as required
  9. Complete courses, workshops and/or meetings as part of continuing professional development
  10. Work in partnership with the Sydney Scorpions committee & High Performance Unit
  11. Be a leader and active contributator to the High Performance Unit
  12. Maintain community engagement and support, seeking to formalise relationships as required
  13. Submit annual report for Sydney Scorpions AGM
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