Berkeley All Blues Division II Coach Search

The Berkeley All Blues Women’s Rugby Club is currently seeking a Division II Head Coach beginning late January 2014 with the option to continue to serve as an Assistant Coach for the Women’s Premier League fall season. The ideal candidate is both able and committed to maintaining the club’s history of excellence and building a championship-level team.


The Team
Founded in 1978, the Berkeley All Blues are one of the country’s top women’s rugby teams. The Club has won a combined total of 16 National Championships in both 15’s and 7’s rugby and is currently ranked second in the United States following the conclusion of the Fall 2013 Women’s Premier League season.


The All Blues consist of approximately 40 women, dedicated to the club and the sport of rugby. The Club welcomes athletes of all levels and current players range from elite to novice in experience. The emphasis of the Club’s inaugural Division II season is to foster player development and promote team cohesion. Overarching goals are to recruit new players, enhance players’ technical skills, and promote veteran player leadership.


Key Responsibilities

  • Developing overall team and sub-unit strategies
  • Preparing and conducting practices
  • Attending all matches, home and away
  • Making match selections
  • Providing effective feedback to individuals and the team
  • Managing any support coaching staff, including coordinating the efforts of any Assistant and/or Positional Coaches

Schedule
Practices are held twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Berkeley, California. The Division II league match schedule is from February 1st to June 1st. Specific dates for match games are currently being set by the league. The spring season also consists of tournaments that the Club may participate in depending on the Division Two match schedule as well as player interest and availability.


Qualifications
Previous playing and/or coaching experience is required; specific experience coaching women is preferred but not necessary. Coach must at minimum have a USA Rugby Level 200 certification. Compensation is negotiable and commensurate with experience. Travel expenses will be paid by the club.


To Apply
Please submit a coaching resume as well as a brief statement of coaching philosophy to allbluespresident@gmail.com by Friday, December 27th. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.