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Lead Rowing Coach - U15 Programme

North Shore, Auckland Unspecified

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Westlake Boys High School
Applications Close
20 July
Date Listed
29 June

Westlake Boys Rowing is based in Auckland on the North Shore. Westlake Boys Rowing has a strong rowing tradition. Our school is a great driving force, role model and support to the rowing programme. We have a school sports academy run within the school curriculum, and an onsite fitness facility that gives the 60-70 competing boys the opportunity to pursue performance and excellence.

Westlake rowing supports both the growth of our coaches and athletes.

Our mission is to: Build “Champions and Champion young men”, through a culture people want to be a part of.

The Director of Rowing overseas the vision plan, culture and progressive development of the programme with support from -TIC, coaches and a parent run committee that aligns with school values.

There are dual sites to row: Lake Pupuke and Hobsonville Point with ample water and quiet waterways allowing options in most weather conditions.

The U15 Lead Coach position will be a suitable role for many. This will suit those wanting to broaden their leadership experience, or as a part time position that is your passion and aligns with your work, or a teacher keen to be immersed in both the culture of Westlake Boys school and sport combined.

The U15 Lead Coach will have direct support from the Director of Rowing along with an associate coach who will be part of your team coach environment at U 15 level.

You will also have full support from a parent committee, a teacher in charge and a collaborative coaching team who work together to build a 4year progressive plan from novice to U18 level.

We aim to help our coaches develop their trade with ongoing professional development, team coaching workshops, opportunities to attend coaching programmes and a chance to learn from our talented group of coaches.

We are looking for someone:

-who is passionate about rowing and leads as a role model.

- has a high level of commitment.

-an eye and concept of the rowing stroke that aligns with the Westlake programme.

-enjoys and wants young people to grow as athletes and people.

- a desire to see boys succeed on the water.

- wants to build further as a coach and is open to ongoing development.

- a communicator and team player.

The Role is:

-a commitment from September – March.

- 4 water sessions a week and coordinating land work.

-working alongside an associate coach.

-ongoing communication with Director of Rowing to plan and progress the squad.

-clear communication to the athletes and parents of the squad of schedules and times.

-building a strong base of skill, athleticism and culture that allows scaffolded progression toward the big picture of Westlake Boys Rowing.

-attends regattas and camps, weekly trainings.

Please contact: Jo Shotter, WBHS Rowing Director jso@westlake.school.nz

Interested Candidates to provide a covering letter and CV. Applications Close- July 20th