Are you our next coach?

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Deadline for application 30.12.2019, and the decision will be made 3.1.2020. Applications should be sent by 30.12.2019 to trainer@helsinkirollerderby.com

All-Stars:

Helsinki All-Stars is a representative team of Finland’s most successful roller derby league with roster of 17 skaters.

Back in 2012 team started to compete actively to climb up in rankings of sports roof organisation Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association (WFTDA). 2014 they started to travel to North America with goal to play at highest possible level. This goal was reached 2015. Since that day the team has played at WFTDA’s DIV 1 and participated qualification tournaments in the spring and playoffs in the fall, both in North America and Europe.

When starting season 2019 team was ranked on spot 16 in WFTDA’s rankings and at the end ranking 11 (the highest ever in our history!). Goal for the future is to play at highest possible level and succeed internationally. The team has set it’s goals very high and the whole group of respective amateur athletes are committed to work hard together to reach the goals they have set together.

We are looking for a coaching group for season 2020:

The coaching group is comprised of a head coach, an assistant coaches and three (3) team captains. The tasks are shared but the head coach carries the main responsibility of charter formations, playtime distribution, reaching goals and results. However decisions are prepared and made together with the captains and other coaches.

Work description for the head coach and the assistant coaches:

  • Planning the A team season with the rest of the coaching group and with the team interleague liaison. (WFTDA tournament season: qualification tournaments, Playoffs, Championships)
  • Planning the training schedule and coaching in the training sessions together with the rest of the coaching group and attendance at practices
  • Responsibility of playtime distribution and strategy plans
  • Participating practices reasonably [approximate practice routine: every other Tue, Wed, Fri, occasional Sat, scrimmages on Sun; schedule is tighter before tournaments; every fourth weekend is free]
  • Having feedback sessions with the players during the season, and following the skater development
  • Giving feedback about skaters and active participation to leagues Team Selection committee
  • Participating in games as a part of the team

The person chosen for the tasks commits to self-financed travels with the team to international games. Travels will not be financially compensated as salary or travel reimbursement.

Tasks can be divided within the coaching group as best suits the group and according to the members’ areas of interest and expertise.

To succeed in this role requires:

  • Very good communicational and interactional skills
  • Interest to competitive roller derby
  • Will to develop ways of working to reach the famous next step
  • Will to develop as a coach as well
  • Vigorous decision making skills

Coaching season entails full calendar year 2020 (starts from January 8th). Active season last from January until November and after that some league tasks may upcome.

Team holds the right and final call  to choose the coaches from the applicants.

Team is also looking for a Team Manager who’s tasks will include:

  • Travel coordination together with the team
  • Helping Team Management when needed
  • Scheduling while travelling

The person chosen for the task commits to self-financed travels with the team to international games. Travels will not be financially compensated as salary or travel reimbursement.

Queen B’s:

B team’s assistant coaches for rest of the season 2020

HRD Queen B‘s are the current Finnish champions of roller derby and are planning to hold on to that title during the season 2019-2020. The team’s another ongoing goal is to be the highest ranked B team in Europe and to continue to climb towards top 15 in FTS rankings. The Queen B’s is a hardworking team that actively creates new strategies and drills to stay one step ahead of their opponents. We are looking for assistant coaches who are interested in working together with current head coach Satu and with the team in making us stronger than ever!

The decision regarding the selection of the coaches is made by the team.

The coaching group is comprised of a head coach, an assistant coach(es) (1 or 2) and three (3) team captains. The tasks are shared but the head coach carries the main responsibility of charter formations, playtime distribution, reaching goals and the results.

Work description for the assistant coach:

  • Planning the B team season with the rest of the coaching group (SM-Sarja)
  • Planning the training schedule and coaching the training sessions together with the rest of the coaching group, and attendance at practices
  • Helping to create playtime distribution and strategy plans
  • Helping with discussions and feedback sessions with the players during the season, and following the skater development
  • Giving feedback about skaters to aid team selection committee
  • Participating in games as a part of the team

The person chosen for the task commits to self-financed travels with the team to both national and international games. Travels will not be financially compensated as salary or travel reimbursement.

Tasks can be divided within the coaching group as best suits the group and according to the members areas of interest and expertise.

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