Girls Talent Pathway – Regional Academy Coach

Key Facts

Job ref no.
GTA- Regional Academy
Date added
June 23, 2016
English Lacrosse Association
Job type
Closing date
July 31, 2016

The National Talent Pathway are looking for qualified, experienced and enthusiastic coaches for the 2016-2017 Academy programme to work within the four regional academies. The coaching positions acknowledge the new phase of the talent pathway and provide an exciting opportunity to work with young players in supporting their development to potentially represent their country.

The Regional Academy coaching positions will involve delivering high quality coaching sessions to the Under 15 and Under 17 age groups. The delivery will be athlete centered, focusing on the individual’s ability to understand and develop their technical and tactical knowledge to become elite lacrosse players.


To deliver high quality performance coaching to the players
To provide feedback on each player as required by the Head Coach
Ensure the principles of the National Talent Pathway are applied throughout the player and coach pathway


A Regional Coach will: Assist the RA Head Coach in.

  • Ensuring a safe training and playing environment is maintained at all times
  • Delivering the coaching programme as agreed between the RA
  • Ensuring the selection and evaluation criteria defined by English Lacrosse Association
  • Participating fully in the review of the programme with ELA
  • Having responsibility for young players welfare during coaching sessions
  • Attending coach development and training as required
  • Acting as a mentor to other coaches as and when needed.
  • Provide written feedback to deselected players within agreed timescales and format
  • Other duties commensurate with the level of the post, as determined by the Head Coach and Regional Academy Manager.

Job descriptions are available in alternative formats and languages. The Criminal Records Bureau enhanced disclosure process applies to this post. The English Lacrosse is committed to achieving a working environment which provides equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political beliefs, age, sexual orientation or offending background. All staff and volunteers must adhere to the policies and procedures set out in the English Lacrosse Staff Handbook. Current versions of the Handbook are available from Human Resources.




  • Preferably Level 2 Coach or working towards L2
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Coach Insurance – Registered Individual of English Lacrosse
  • Current SCUK Safeguarding and Protecting Young People certificate (attendance at workshop within last 3 years
  • A satisfactory enhanced CRB  through English Lacrosse (within the last 3 years)

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Experience of coaching young players
  • Experience in the development of individuals including; auditing of strengths and weaknesses, producing personal development plans, monitoring performance, producing feedback and reports.
  • Awareness of the current performance standards and techniques in performance lacrosse.
  • A sound understanding of good practice in relation to child protection
  • Knowledge of emergency operating procedures

Skills and Abilities: 

  • To work with young players
  • To work as part of a team.
  • To monitor, reflect and report on the programme.
  • To communicate, influence and inspire young players and staff.
  • To prioritise the players needs.
  • To work with others to plan a prioritised development programme,
  • To document reports and feedback
  • To have good observational skills
  • To have good analytical skills
  • To demonstrate good verbal and written skills to liaise with young players and staff.
  • Good inter-personal skills.
  • An understanding of the importance to use questioning as a coaching resource
  • An understanding and commitment to equal opportunities and equity issues.
  • An understanding of and commitment to their individual responsibility to comply with Health and Safety Policy and Arrangements.
  • An understanding and commitment to safeguarding children within lacrosse and to comply with the English Lacrosse Child Protection Policy and procedures.
  • The ability to be flexible and adaptable to perform tasks.