Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Northern Districts Cricket Association: Assistant Coach – Female Programme

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Location: Hamilton Central, Waikato

This is a fixed-term role from September – March, with the possibility of a multi-year contract.

Northern Districts Cricket Association (ND) is one of six Major Associations that make up New Zealand Cricket. We are a fun and dedicated team which are passionate about our purpose. We like to provide support and encourage each other to challenge the status quo/disrupt the edges, be innovative and strive to achieve new heights.

We take great pride in our organisation vision “Connecting People, Creating Memories” which is supported by three core values;

  • ‘Stronger Together’
  • ‘Build on Our Foundations’ and
  • ‘Play Our Way’.

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and driven Assistant Coach to join our team.  This position provides a unique opportunity to put a variety of skills to use and help us produce WHITE FERNS through a balanced individual approach supported by consistent performing teams.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing assistant coaching support that contributes to the development, communication and implementation of whole season, campaign/format and training plans across the Female Performance Programme in both domestic cricket formats (Hallyburton-Johnston Shield and Super Smash).
  • In conjunction with the Head Coach, advise and support the ND Pathway & Talent Manager in the development of whole season playing and training plans across ND ‘A’ and Academy programmes that promotes alignment to our overall strategy and playing style.
  • Providing individual coaching and development to players within the performance programme.
  • Engaging as a key part of the formal reflections developed and communicated in line with whole season, campaign/format and training plans in alignment to NZC HP Agreement and ND Performance & Talent Strategy.
  • Effectively and consistently communicate plans across coaches, staff and players and support in the regular tracking and monitoring of performance against these.
  • Helping drive and embed a philosophy of player development and playing style for female cricket throughout our female performance and talent programmes.

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • Ability to contribute, support and create clear strategic plans relating to cricket program delivery.
  • High level ability to drive self-reflection and reflection in others to ensure learning in both formal and informal settings. Competency in Microsoft Suite is essential.
  • Strong relationship building skills that promote effective communication and high-level emotional intelligence towards all key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated understanding and execution of pedagogy in relation to team and individual coaching.
  • Coaching qualification relevant to providing leadership in a professional domestic cricket programme.

We pride ourselves on our supportive and collaborative team culture, and we are looking for someone who shares our values and is committed to delivering exceptional work.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real impact in our organisation. If you are a team player and love a challenge, please forward your CV and cover letter to


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