Crusaders RUFC - Director of Rugby
Role Profile Overview
The Director of Rugby spends his/her time promoting the club, ensuring smooth running of the adult playing sections, attracting/retaining and improving playing and coaching teams and working alongside the Director of Youth to improve the overall quality of all the rugby being played at the Club
What you’ll do:
1. Create & uphold team ethos and culture to be implemented within the adult set up. (Club before player)
2. Recruit, retain and develop players wisely ensuring the Club maintains a process to identify talented players
through the club offering a clear player pathway from youth to adult via the club’s transition policy.
3. Manage a plan for long term adult player development
a. Providing the players with a positive learning environment, by ensuring facilities and equipment are up to standard and at the adequate level.
b. Ensure that training is planned to promote a positive team learning environment and individual players needs are met so that they can develop
c. Support Colts/U17 with player retention & get involved with coaching & developing this age group
4. Work with the clubs’ adult coaching staff to ensure we strive towards a philosophy and game plan that
recognise the team’s strengths, whilst ensuring we don’t neglect or fail to develop the squad’s weaknesses.
a. Agree clear seasonal objectives that are achievable and realistic with the coaching team
b. Ensure the coaching management team works within a transparent selection policy, which the
Director of rugby will chair ensuring its done fairly within the club’s selection policies.
c. Liaise with Club Physio’s to ensure treatment is provided and player fitness to play is known
d. Ensure Coaches supply all players with clear, honest feedback and appraisal of their playing /
training performances, especially when being demoted or promoted within the squads
e. Liaise with Youth and Mini sections to develop coaching systems.
5. Take the role of Club coach coordinator, assessing what we have and need and asking the RFU to put on courses at the club to provide coaching education, ensuring the coaches are aware what is available to them
a. Bring coaches through the club, support and mentor whilst giving opportunities to coach in a controlled environment
b. Meet the coaching team monthly to analyse progress, implement changes & ensure queries are dealt with effectively.
6. Complete a monthly progress report for the Exec / Committee meeting, ensuring the positive is being recognised and the negative is being highlighted with solutions in place to correct.
a. Work closely with the exec committee to help the club make progress with accordance to our accreditation and 10-year plan, whilst always analysing and developing an ongoing strategic plan.
b. Complete a full written report at the end of each season that evaluates the seasons objectives, squad’s progression and results, game plan, strategies and player progression / development.
c. Attend disciplinary hearings when required
7. Promote the club to the local community via the club’s social media platforms but also ensuring the club is
promoted to potential playing prospects via Matchday programme and Sponsorship brochure
You’ll need to:
1. Be well-organised and hardworking
2. Have a team ethic,
3. Have patience and understanding
4. Be able to view tasks objectively
5. Communicate clearly with players and Management
If interested, please apply initially in writing via email explaining how you fit the role profile to
Crusaders Rugby Club Chairman,
Updated 15:27 - 5 Aug 2019 by Amanda White
Rod Wood at email@example.com