We are currently looking for a coach to help our head coach run our weekly Tuesday training session for the first team at The Citadel Leisure Centre in Ayr between 7pm and 10pm. The role will be part time and is a volunteer position. Previous coaching experience would be helpful but not essential.
This role is ideal for graduates of sports degrees or those that are still currently studying and want to earn money on the side of their degree.
Powerchair football is an adaptation of football and no previous coaching experience is required; only an enthusiastic approach, commitment, and a willingness to learn. There will also be opportunities to gain coaching qualifications, through the Club’s affiliation with SPFA and the Scottish Para-Football, as part of the individual’s continued professional development.
The Club is committed to increasing opportunities available to participants with a disability and therefore would like to offer inspiring coaches the chance to learn how to coach Powerchair Football. You will be supported to develop your ‘personal’ coaching skills (communication, organisation, adaptability, and compassion) and your ‘how to’ coaching skills (instruction, demonstration, observation, analysis, feedback and questioning).
A full UK driving licence is desirable but not essential.
In return for your time, the club will assist with you gaining SFA coaching qualifications, First Aid training and put you through your PVG.
We are interested in speaking with people that have a background as/or worked in:
PE Teachers and Teachers with a love for Sport
Teaching assistants with a love for Sport
Primary Teachers with a love for Sport
Experience of working with disabled children/adults
Opportunities will include:
Observation and the chance to deliver Powerchair coaching sessions.
Coach observation and feedback.
Opportunity to gain coaching and refereeing qualifications
Coaching at SPFA match days.
Our aim is to support your understanding, knowledge and experience of coaching to support the long term sustainability of powerchair football in Ayrshire.
Requirements to be a Football Coach at Ayrshire Tigers:
You must be reliable, honest and trustworthy.
Have a full UK driving licence.
You must be a people person and enjoy interacting with others.
Motivate players and be motivated themselves
Prior coaching experience within football (all sports) desirable but not essential
Prior experience working with children and/or adults with disabilities desirable but not essential.
Be well organised and forward plan.
Have a willingness to develop personally and learn new skills.
Make things FUN.
Use time efficiently and effectively.
Develop an appropriate level of technical knowledge.
Observe and analyse players’ skills and make improvements.
Assisting/leading small group or whole team drills and games.
Laying out equipment ahead of the session.
Dynamic risk assessment of powerchairs and equipment before and after sessions.
Equip players as required e.g. attaching ‘Strikers’ to powerchairs.
Organise players with consideration to ability and individual needs.
Consult with the Head Coach about the aims of the sessions.
Plan, deliver, evaluate and progress the coaching sessions.
Brief all players on the aims of the session and the purpose of each activity.
Undertake organisational jobs e.g. register, equipment checks, delegate to parents and carers.
Ensure that you are well briefed about any special needs of the participant involved i.e. medical condition/disabilities etc.
Give constructive feedback to all players.
Abide by and promote sound ethics, club policy, code of conduct, child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities to all members.
Coach at league and cup matches. Offering touchline support and coaching to players.
Attend any meetings with fellow coaches, players, parents and children where appropriate.
Develop your own skills by attending SFA coach education courses and any training that is organised by the club.