Ayrshire Tigers Powerchair Football Club (South Ayrshire)

Charity registered in Scotland SC048926

To encourage and promote the development of powerchair football as a sport within the community of Ayrshire.


Current opportunity

Start: Thursdays Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm Venue: Coylton Activity Centre, Hole Rd, Coylton, Ayr KA6 6JL The Club runs its own powerchair football training sessions on Thursdays between 5pm and 7pm at Coylton Activity Centre. Session specifically designed for powerchair users across the Ayrshire region. The Club is a registered charity which works in partnership with the Scottish Powerchair Football Association (SPFA) to provide equal opportunity for powerchair users in Ayrshire to engage in team sport. The Club is an independent organisation run by its own board of trustees which is elected by its members. The club is focused on providing opportunities to play, coach and support powerchair football and is open to everyone. The team is currently playing in the Scottish Powerchair Football Premiership. We are currently looking for coaches and volunteers to support our Head Coach with facilitating weekly training sessions. 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 provide full SFA coaching qualifications, First Aid training and put you through your PVG. Powerchair is a competitive team sport for people with disabilities who use power wheelchairs. Opportunities will include: • Observation and the chance to deliver Powerchair coaching sessions. • Coach observation and feedback. • Mentoring opportunities. • 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. Main Duties: 1. Assisting/leading small group or whole team drills and games 2. Laying out equipment ahead of the session. 3. Dynamic risk assessment of powerchairs and equipment before and after sessions. 4. Equip players as required e.g. attaching ‘Strikers’ to powerchairs. 5. Organise players with consideration to ability and individual needs. 6. Consult with the Head Coach about the aims of the sessions. 7. Plan, deliver, evaluate and progress the coaching sessions. 8. Brief all players on the aims of the session and the purpose of each activity. 9. Undertake organisational jobs e.g. register, equipment checks, delegate to parents and carers. 10. Ensure that you are well briefed about any special needs of the participant involved i.e. medical condition/disabilities etc 11. Give constructive feedback to all players. 12. Abide by and promote sound ethics, club policy, code of conduct, child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities to all members. Skills & Attributes Required Coaches should: a.Motivate players and be motivated themselves b.Have a flexible working approach and be willing to go the extra mile. C. Be well organised and forward plan. D. Have a willingness to develop personally and learn new skills. E. Communicate effectively. F. Make things FUN. G. Use time efficiently and effectively. H. Develop an appropriate level of technical knowledge. I. Observe and analyse players’ skills and make improvements. Further Opportunities 1. Coach at league and cup matches. Offering touchline support and coaching to players. 2. Attend any meetings with fellow coaches, players, parents and children where appropriate. 3. Develop your own skills by attending SFA coach education courses and any training that is organised by the club.