‘Pitch In’ : Club or League Performance Director

The role of the Club or League Performance Director is to oversee and mentor coaches associated with the club or league, develop policy for the implementation of coaching and training programmes and supervise the preparation of junior and senior teams at the club for league and/or tournament play.

Time commitment:

To be discussed with coaches and members of the club Committee.

What you’ll do:

  • Work with club coaches to enhance their knowledge and develop their teaching and communication abilities.
  • Help club coaches to develop training objectives and structure training sessions.
  • Work with club coaches on game management decision-making.
  • Work with club coaches to improve the effectiveness of in-game base coaching skills and decisions.
  • Assist with team training sessions as required.
  • Develop and maintain high ethical standards in coaching at the club or league.
  • Ensure club coaches undertake training appropriate to their roles (eg, Child Protection training).
  • Ensure that all coaching/training sessions at the club or within the league take place in a safe environment through carrying out risk assessments.
  • Offer feedback on players’ and coaches' performances.
  • Work individually with players to enhance their skills and game awareness.
  • Attend competitions with club or league representative teams.
  • Assist in the selection of club or league representative teams.
  • Report to the club or league Committee where appropriate.

Skills required:

  • A knowledge and understanding of baseball and/or softball coaching, with at least a Level 3 qualification.
  • Good leadership skills.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with groups and individuals.
  • The ability to listen to and mentor people.
  • Good organisational skills.

Benefits:

  • Learning new skills and developing existing skills through hands-on experience.
  • Personal and professional development and/or training.
  • The ability to explore career or job opportunities in a voluntary capacity.
  • A chance to have fun and meet new people, enjoying the traditional social life that baseball or softball clubs generate.
  • Experiencing new challenges.
  • Supporting your local community, with the personal satisfaction that comes with knowing you have helped others.
  • A written/verbal reference.
  • A brilliant CV booster (73% of employers will employ a candidate with volunteer experience over one without).

Special conditions:

The Club or League Performance Director must have a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.

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