Queen B’s, C-Cassette and AL-pakka are looking for coaches!

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Send a freely formed application by 3.8.2020 to trainer@helsinkirollerderby.com. The selection will be made by 10.8.2020.

Helsinki Queen B’s

B team’s coaches for season 2020-2021

HRD Queen B’s are the 2019 Finnish champions of roller derby and are planning to hold on to that title during the season 2020-2021. The team’s other 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 coaches who are interested in working together 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 and two (2) 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 head coach and the assistant coach:

  • Planning the B team season with the rest of the coaching group (depending on the global covid-19 situation)
  • Planning the training schedule and coaching the training sessions together with the rest of the coaching group, and attendance at practices
  • Creating playtime distribution and strategy plans
  • 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, provided that the global covid-19 situation allows travelling. 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.


C-Cassette

Helsinki Roller Derby C-Kasetti

C team coaches for season 2020-2021

C-Kasetti is the youngest travel team of Helsinki Roller Derby and the Division 1. winner for season 2018-2019. The team will be striving to keep this title, as well as being the best C-team in Europe. C-kasetti is the home for players who want to compete seriously, but not too seriously, as well as a place to develop before moving to our higher travel teams, All-Stars and Queen B’s. There are always a lot of changes in C-kasetti, so we are looking for a coach that helps to build the team together with the skaters!

C-Kasetti is looking for coaches to guide the team during season 2020-2021, from August 2020 to June 2021.

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

The coaching group is comprised of a head coach and 2-3 team captains. The head coach duty can also be shared.

The tasks are shared but the head coach is main responsible for decisions regarding team roster and playtime distribution and achieving team goals and results.

Work description for the head coach:

  • Planning the C-team’s season with the rest of the coaching crew and the team interleague.
  • Planning the training schedule and coaching the training sessions together with the rest of the coaching group, and attendance at practices
  • Creating playtime distribution and strategy plans
  • Discussions with the skaters during the season, giving feedback and following their individual development
  • Giving feedback about skaters to aid team selection committee
  • Participating in league departments that support and coordinate coaching
  • 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.

A coach for C-Kasetti is:

  • Positive and easily approachable
  • Open and cooperative
  • Systematic and methodical
  • Trustworthy and responsible
  • Willing and able to both give and receive feedback
  • Interested in the development of roller derby as a sport, aware of any changes to the rules of the game and other relevant things related to roller derby


AL-pakka

HRD’s AL-Pakka is looking for coaches for the 2020 fall season. The decision of appointing the new coach(es) is on the team.

AL-Pakka is the recreational team of Helsinki Roller Derby. In AL-Pakka, everyone can enjoy roller derby without the pressure of competition and it also provides support to skaters who are aiming to play in the travel teams.

The coaching crew consists of 1 to 3 coaches. You will also have 3 team captains to support you.

Job description for the coaching crew:

  • Season planning for the recreational team
  • Planning the training schedule, executing the plan together and being present at the training sessions.
  • Discussions and feedback with players during the season, and follow-up of the progress of the players.
  • Feedback to the Team Selection Committee.
  • Being part of the team in any upcoming games

The selected coaching crew can share the tasks within the crew, finding the most suitable task for everyone, taking their know-how and interests into consideration.

This season, AL-Pakka’s training will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays (NOTE that August has a different schedule, and AL-Pakka’s trainings will be on Fridays and Sundays).

If you feel like having a go at training a roller derby team, this is the perfect opportunity for you! The deadline for applications is August 3rd, and the coach(es) will be selected by August 10th. 

Send your application to trainer@helsinkirollerdeby.com by 3.8.2020 and write AL-Pakka in the subject field.

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