Assistant Coach Position - Vantage Black Sticks Men









Assistant Coach Position

Vantage Black Sticks Men’s National Team

• Performance, Leadership & Coaching •


Hockey New Zealand’s vision is to be the World’s Best Hockey Nation. Affiliated to the International Hockey Federation (FIH) the Vantage Black Sticks Men’s National Team is New Zealand’s pinnacle High Performance Men’s hockey team and represents New Zealand Hockey at all targeted international events.

The Assistant Coach position with the Men’s National team is being advertised to support the National Programme targeting towards 2020. The purpose of this role is to work closely with the incumbent Head Coach to assist the development of the performance capacity of the Black Stick’s Men’s team and supporting National programme.

This key role will be focused on individual and team coaching, planning and monitoring, daily performance environments and contribution to the leadership and development of the Men’s high performance programme overall.

To be considered for this role, you will need to have:

·         Knowledge of international trends and current game developments

·         Experience of world-class performance in a coaching capacity

·         Experience building and managing trusted relationships with others

·         Experience and proven capability in the holistic development of athletes and programmes

·         Strong initiative and problem solving ability

A strong sense of self, a diligent and precise approach to improving performance and being representative of Hockey New Zealand’s values will also be sought after attributes.

This is a challenging and exciting role with an opportunity to grow in a well-supported environment.

For a copy of the position Job Description, please request from Jacinda Matzer,

All applications, including cover letter, CV and other relevant experience applicable to the role, are to be received by Jacinda Matzer,

Applications Close: 11.00am, Monday, 11 February 2019


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