Assistant Coach (Starting October 2, 2018)
The Los Angeles Rebellion Rugby Football Club is seeking qualified and motivated applicants for a part-time Assistant Coach, Men’s Rugby. This is a great opportunity to work with an ambitious Division IV amateur rugby club and play a key role in the club’s continued development and legacy. As Los Angeles’ only fully-inclusive men’s rugby team, we welcome all players regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, physical status or past athletic/rugby experience.
Our upcoming season is from October 1, 2018 - June 1, 2019, training twice weekly in the evenings. We compete locally as a Division IV team in the Southern California Rugby Football Union (ten matches from January - April 2019), and nationally/internationally as part of the International Gay Rugby Association, through which we will be hosting a friendly one-day tournament between the four west coast IGR teams in December 2018, and intend to participate in the IGR West Championship in Portland in June 2019.
Assist the Head Coach with the club’s athletic activities including: practice preparation, recruiting, fitness training and supervision of rookies and returning players, logistical support and coaching at matches, collaborate with Team Captains and coaching assistants to set and achieve goals, and foster a safe and welcoming environment for all members.
Hourly pay is based on qualifications and experience, ranging from $20 - 25/hour. Approximately 4 - 5 hours per week during the regular training season, with an additional four (4) hours per match. Additional hours will be negotiated pertaining to tournaments. Travel and lodging will be provided for IGR West Championship. No other reimbursements, withholding or benefits will be provided.
(Preferred) 1+ years experience coaching high school, collegiate or amateur rugby.
Advanced knowledge of the rules, techniques and strategies of the game of rugby.
Be able to physically perform skills to accomplish all aspects of rugby training sessions.
Demonstrate an understanding of the needs of amateur players at a variety of skill levels.
Demonstrate effective management and interpersonal skills, and be able to communicate with athletes, coaches, Board members, volunteers, visiting teams, supporters and the general public.
Adhere to club policies, and hold similar values pertaining to our mission and philosophy on inclusivity and equality.
Flexible schedule with ability to work evenings and weekends. (Trainings are typically Tuesday/Thursday 8 - 10 pm and occasional Saturday mornings.)
Capable of attending practices and home matches in the metro Los Angeles area and San Fernando Valley, as well as away matches in Orange County, San Diego and Temecula.
Must be capable and available to lead practices or matches in Head Coach’s absence.
(Preferred) Possess current First Aid/CPR Certification.
For more information on the Rebellion, please visit larebellion.org.
To apply, submit your Rugby CV and a brief background statement to Eric Anderson (President) at firstname.lastname@example.org.