Tampere is the biggest city area after the capital in Finland. There are 230 000 inhabitants in Tampere. Tampereen Sisu is an artistic gymnastics club with 1500 gymnasts. We have about 100 competing athletes in women’s artistic gymnastics. We have gymnasts in Finnish national team as well as in other national training groups.

Tampereen Sisu is looking for a head coach for WAG to be a part of our coaching team. The final job description depends on the experience and hopes of the candidate. The job can be working with top gymnasts or coaching of younger gymnasts depending on the coach’s level.

Tampereen Sisu is also looking for a coach for WAG. The coach should mainly work with younger gymnasts.
At the moment we have three full time coaches in WAG to work with. We also have the best boy’s coaching team in the country with 6 full time coaches.

We can offer:

  • An active team
  • The best equipped gym in the country
  • Exciting position in a social working environment
  • Very talented young gymnasts
  • Competitive salary

Skills needed:

  • Highly competent and experienced background for WAG
  • Enthusiastic attitude
  • Willingness to develop as a coach
  • Good cooperation skills with colleagues and other relation groups

Jobs will start:

According to agreement.

For more information:

The executive manager of the club Mr. Joni Koivunen +358 500 973314, e-mail joni.koivunen@tampereensisu.fi or WAG team leader Mrs. Maria Pirskanen +358 40 7270693, e-mail mpirskanen@hotmail.com

Please submit your application by e-mail to: joni.koivunen@tampereensisu.fi

Application

Interested and qualified candidates, please submit the attached application form together with a resume and salary expectations (in Singapore Dollars) as per the contact details above.

CLOSING DATE: 1 March 2018

Applications accepted by

EMAIL
To: gm@singaporegymnastics.org.sg
Subject Line: WAG Head Coach
Attention: Mrs Karen Norden

MAIL
Singapore Gymnastics
3 Stadium Drive
#01-33
Singapore 397630

Status:

Full time position

Location: 

Singapore

SG is the National Sports Association (NSA) for gymnastics in Singapore. We are supported by the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) together with Sport Singapore (SportSG) and have been affiliated to the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) since 2003. SG currently runs three high performance gymnastics training programs in Olympic disciplines, namely Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG), Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) and Rhythmic Gymnastics (RG).

Singapore Gymnastics aims to lead and support the continuous growth of SG’s affiliated clubs, schools, members, gymnasts, coaches, officials, and volunteers.

1.1.Vision

Gymnastics for Everyone – Enjoyment and Excellence

1.2.Mission

To promote gymnastics as a sport for all ages and to develop world class athletes who consistently win medals at the Southeast Asian Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, and other Games.

1.3. Value Statements / Guiding Principles

Core Values (“PERFECT”)

Professionalism
Excellence
Respect
Fairness
Enjoyment
Community
Teamwork

Primary Purpose of the Role:

An exciting opportunity exists for a talented individual to lead the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics National Training Centre (NTC) in Singapore. The focus of this role is to maximise the potential of the NTC and the elite squad gymnasts through coaching, the design of programmes, leading a team of National coaches in the implementation of robust systems and processes from talent ID through to international competition. Singapore Gymnastics is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Head Coach who has the mindset and skills required to develop an effective long-term performance pathway and excellent technical, motivational and communication skills while developing a high performance culture in the NTC.

The Head Coach will lead the NTC Coaching Team to coach the women’s artistic gymnastics NTC athletes to bring them towards becoming members of SG’s Teams for Olympics in the future.

  • Responsible for the overall management of the WAG NTC, the athletes and coaches in Singapore.
  • Provide leadership, support and guidance to the SDM and NTC Coaches around the development of the high-performance athletes at the NTC.
  • Coach the Senior and Junior international team.
  • Manage, coordinate and develop the WAG NTC Coaches in Singapore.

Responsibilities

HEAD COACH

  • The Head Coach will be responsible for delivering a successful women’s artistic performance programme for Singapore. The role will involve coaching existing gymnasts and participating in national squad training on a regular basis.
  • Develop and implement a rolling four-year operational plan for the WAG NTC in line with SG’s Strategic Plan.
  • Develop and implement a broad development plan as well as detailed annual operational plan for gymnasts; including a systematic recruitment programme to identify potential gymnasts to achieve their potential and SG’s objectives. This should include a structured system to recruit potential talent and the transition out of any gymnasts who do not meet the development requirements.
  • Develop an annual calendar of WAG High Performance activities including national and international clinics/camps, etc.
  • Assist the General Manager and SDM with the preparation of the annual budgets for the WAG NTC and high-performance activities.
  • Assist the SDM with the day to day administration tasks and duties of the NTC.
  • Provide strategic focus and leadership for all the squad programmes, taking responsibility for all aspects of the programmes delivered.
  • Assist with the recruitment and management of the NTC Coaches
  • Provide guidance, mentoring and direction to all the NTC coaches.
  • Work closely with the NTC coaches to design and implement high quality holistic training and competition programmes for gymnasts.
  • Assist gymnasts and coaches to develop training and competition strategies to maximise their potential.
  • Monitor, measure and evaluate effectiveness of the programme.
  • Make recommendations for selection of gymnasts into the squad programme.
  • Undertake leadership roles at training camps and national and international events as appropriate.
  • Design, develop and promote a high performance culture and seamless performance pathway through robust systems and procedures.
  • Compliance and commitment to all aspects of child protection, health and safety and welfare in all matters.

COACHING

  • Work out detailed daily and monthly training schedules in line with the FIG Code of Points to meet training objectives.
  • Provide fundamental training in the areas of technical, physical and psychological competition strategies.
  • Assess each gymnast’s role and potential in the squad as well as their progress in training by:
    • Collaborating with each athlete to set realistic targets for training sessions and competitions.
    • Maintaining records and monitoring the outcomes of training programs.
    • Regularly reviewing the training and competition records of each athlete.
    • Conducting feedback sessions at the end of each training and competition.
    • Providing guidance and advice to the gymnasts before and during competitions.
    • Recommend a list of competitions for each gymnast, towards helping the respective gymnasts achieve their major targets;
  • Ensure strict discipline and high level of commitment from each gymnast and their learning attitude.
  • Ensure that the squad remains the best in their age group.

SPORT DEVELOPMENT

  • Assist with the implementation and monitoring of the National Program
  • To provide strategic direction to the development of the sport through the Technical Advisory Council (TAC)
  • To assist with the development and implementation of the criteria and system for talent identification
  • In conjunction with the SDM and TAC plan the annual competition calendar
  • To work together with the technical officials on judging matters
  • On a periodic basis:
    • Assist in leading and conducting SG’s National Coach Accreditation Courses/ other coach education events.

REPORTS

  • Prepare and present six monthly athlete reports
  • Prepare analysis of the training and competition achievements of athletes against the Key Performance Indicators
  • To regularly keep the SDM informed of updates and progress
  • Prepare bi-monthly reports for General Manger on the WAG NTC.

TRANSFERT OF EXPERTISE

  • To identify and provide comprehensive apprenticeship training and opportunities for a core group of NSA-identified coaches and officiating personnel.
  • To provide mentorship and training for the identified local coaching personnel that are identified to be part of the “Coach Internship” program or any of the NTC coaching staff.

CODE OF ETHICS

  • Have responsibility to uphold the image of SG by behaving and speaking in a manner that does not tarnish, taint or impact negatively on SG.
  • To act in the best interests of Singapore Gymnastics at all times and avoid any interest, activity or relationship that conflicts with the interest of Singapore Gymnastics
  • Work together harmoniously and productively with other National Coaches.
  • Respect relationship boundaries with various stakeholders (e.g. gymnasts, parents etc.) and maintain impartiality.

RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

  • Assist effective and professional communication to key stakeholders and the community via website updates and “SG Latest News” stories
  • Strive to continually build stronger relationships among the Singapore gymnastics community through regular communication with coaches, clubs, athletes and the communities at large.
  • Where appropriate and required, establish links with other world class people, programs and/or organisations with specific expertise in high performance sport (i.e. within and outside of Gymnastics).

Support of all SG events and activities and assist with any other general duties within the SG office as directed by the GM.

Relationship Management:

Internal

  • GM
  • Sport Development Manager - WAG
  • National Program Manager
  • National Coaches
  • SG staff
  • Technical Committee Members

External

  • SG Clubs
  • SG members
  • Schools
  • SportsSG
  • Coach SG
  • NOC

Key Performance Outcomes:

  • Implementation of an effective pathway program to assist in the growth and retention of athletes at all levels, that incorporates an athlete monitoring and tracking system that:
    • Clearly articulates the pathways for the identification and development of pre-elite athletes in the disciplines.
    • Clear understands both the number and quality of athletes required at each level of the pathway(s) to sustain the success of SG’s National Teams in the future.
  • Lead the development and implementation of business systems and processes that will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Talent Identification process of the PPP.
  • Actively develop the affiliated clubs’ capacity and capacity to deliver High Performance through the development of a high-performance quality assurance program, while enhancing ongoing relationships between the clubs and the National Training Centre.
  • Increase the quantity and quality of Coaches through the development of a high-performance coach development pathway and professional development plan, which sees a comprehensive network of world class coaches and support personnel who are motivated and working together to achieve world’s best results.
  • Develop a performance culture across the National Training Centre (NTC) and clubs that are part of the PPP which is based on personal excellence, innovation, teamwork, integrity and ethical behaviour.
  • Strong positive relationships with a broad range of key stakeholders through regular contact/communication and information sharing with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • SG’s Strategic Plan objectives and targets achieved.

Recruitment and Selection Requirements:

Personal Qualities

  • Energy: Self-motivated with a passion for sport and physical activity;
  • Excellence: a personal commitment to excellence;
  • Adaptability: embraces change and seeks to shape the future;
  • Collaborative: engages with others, respects diversity and works in a team;
  • Innovative: fosters a proactive culture of continual improvement;
  • Composure: ‘can do’ attitude and ability to thrive under pressure;
  • Personal Accountability: accepts responsibility and takes initiative.

Qualification Requirements

  • University Degree or Diploma, in fields of Physical Education, Sports Science, Sports Coaching or other sports coaching related discipline.
  • National and/or international gymnastics coaching qualifications, with a preference for FIG Level 2 and above coaching qualification.
  • Strong People Skills – good relationships with athletes, coaches and clubs.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • A good level of administration skills and proficient computer skills.
  • Fluency & proficiency in spoken & written English.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Experience in managing Women’s Artistic Gymnastics gymnasts at an international Junior to Senior Level.
  • Proven track record in developing gymnasts in women’s artistic gymnastics to an international level.
  • It is desirable that the candidate has had previous international gymnastics experience in creating and/or delivering a successful programme that delivers
    results.
  • The ability to implement technical programmes.
  • Understanding of how individual athletes are motivated and ability to vary his/her approach to development the very best performance and to bring the
    best out of existing talent – ability to make behavioural change to have a positive impact in performance.
  • Be able to identify, assess and monitor the capabilities and progress of gymnasts.
  • Understanding and appreciation of the field of talent identification, selection and confirmation and how this can contribute to the development of a National
    team.
  • Effective in drawing up and implementing monthly and yearly training plans.
  • Have sound knowledge of local and international gymnastics development trends.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the Code of Points is required.
  • Skill in fostering productive relationships with other coaches and be able to encourage creativity and contribution from others. Ability to work effectively with colleagues both within gymnastics and from other organisations.
  • Knowledge and experience of both elite and development level coaching and the needs of elite coaches working within a gymnastics high performance
    environment.
  • An understanding of the contribution of coaching, sports science and performance support to the development and promotion of sporting talent
    through the pathway.
  • Demonstrates great judgement and creative approaches to challenge traditional technical and training assumptions and in providing solutions.
  • Uses appropriate techniques and communication strategies to gain acceptance of ideas and plans.
  • Sets high goals and establishes stretch goals for personal, team and program accomplishment
  • Committed to and a proven track record of personnel development and a willingness to improve knowledge.
  • A skilful and persuasive communicator, with a specific focus on the needs of elite gymnasts and coaches.
  • Shows integrity and is fair, equitable and ethical in approach. Protects confidential information, adheres to policies and demonstrates loyalty to gymnastics and the club.

 

Application

Interested and qualified candidates, please submit the attached application form together with a resume and salary expectations (in Singapore Dollars) as per the contact details above.

CLOSING DATE: 1 March 2018

Applications accepted by

EMAIL
To: gm@singaporegymnastics.org.sg
Subject Line: National Performance Pathway Manager
Attention: Mrs Karen Norden

MAIL
Singapore Gymnastics
3 Stadium Drive
#01-33
Singapore 397630

Status:

Full time position

Location: 

Singapore

SG is the National Sports Association (NSA) for gymnastics in Singapore. We are supported by the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) together with Sport Singapore (SportSG) and have been affiliated to the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) since 2003. SG currently runs three high performance gymnastics training programs in Olympic disciplines, namely Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG), Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) and Rhythmic Gymnastics (RG).

Singapore Gymnastics aims to lead and support the continuous growth of SG’s affiliated clubs, schools, members, gymnasts, coaches, officials, and volunteers.

1.1.Vision

Gymnastics for Everyone – Enjoyment and Excellence

1.2.Mission

To promote gymnastics as a sport for all ages and to develop world class athletes who consistently win medals at the Southeast Asian Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, and other Games.

1.3. Value Statements / Guiding Principles

Core Values (“PERFECT”)

Professionalism
Excellence
Respect
Fairness
Enjoyment
Community
Teamwork

Primary Purpose of the Role:

The National Performance Pathways Manager (NPPM) will work closely with SG’s General Manager (GM), the Sport Development Managers (SDM) and National Coaches to ensure that development pathways for pre-elite and elite athletes in all disciplines are clearly articulated and widely understood within the community. The NPPM will lead the continuing development of SG’s talent identification and recruitment protocols and procedures, and develop and implement a range of projects, programs and other initiatives which aim to enhance the capacity and capability of clubs and coaches that have been identified as parts of SG’s Singapore Gymnastics Performance Pathway Programme (PPP). SG’s Performance Pathway Programme (PPP) aims to enhance the capacity and capability of pathways, programs and coaches which (collectively) support targeted pre-elite and elite athletes towards becoming members of SG’s Teams for Olympics in the future.

  • Responsible for the overall management, development and implementation of the Performance Pathway Programme in Singapore for athletes and coaches.
  • Provide leadership, support and guidance to the SDM and National Coaches around the recording and monitoring for all identified high-performance athletes in the Performance Pathway.
  • To build the Performance Pathway Programme (PPP) for all disciplines that links the clubs and schools community to the National Training Centre.
  • Develop and coordinate the professional development of the high-performance Coaches in Singapore.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the strategic development of Singapore Gymnastics Performance Pathway Programme (PPP), enabling the identification, confirmation and development of talented athletes and coaches
  • Manage the delivery of the PPP which is a systematic and evidenced-based gymnastics performance pathway, resulting in an oversupply of gymnasts making the required benchmarks at Talent (2024) and Podium Potential (2022) levels of the programme
  • Lead the development and delivery of Talent Identification initiatives, designed to identify and recruit athletes from both within the sport and those with the potential to transfer from and to other sports and disciplines.
  • Define and implement a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) framework that effectively and accurately measures the impact of the performance pathway.
  • Operate with the SG Team, ensuring senior international trends and gap analysis are continually considered and that intelligence and insights at Podium level are continually cascaded down the performance pathway.
  • Lead on the support and development of coaches working within the Talent Pathway, driving improvement in the quality and quantity of coaching provision.
  • Drive the development of a coaching curriculum and career pathway structure.
  • Lead on the alignment and communication of the PPP, competencies, benchmarks across the pathway, linking SG with local clubs and coaches.
  • Expanding the reach of the PPP to improve the capacity and capability of the clubs.
  • Building a good collaborative working relationship with Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Clubs to grow the sport while meeting the different objectives.

PPP Planning and Management

  • Develop and implement a rolling four-year operational plan for the PPP Program in line with SG’s Strategic Plan.
  • Develop an annual calendar of PPP activities including visits to clubs, national clinics/camps, etc.
  • Assist the General Manager with the preparation of the annual budgets for the PPP Program and monitor and report on expenditure against the same.

Discipline Pathways

  • Develop and document information which clearly articulates the elite development pathways for athletes in all SG gymnastics disciplines.
  • Develop and document an elite athlete development curriculum for each discipline in consultation with relevant SDM and National Coaches.
  • Educate key stakeholders (i.e. athletes, parents, coaches, clubs, etc.) about development pathways through the establishment and implementation of a variety of communication tools and forums.
  • Undertake research both within and outside of Gymnastics to identify potential opportunities for SG to extend/enhance the reach and effectiveness of its PPP Program. This may include exploring ‘talent transfer’ opportunities with other relevant sports.
  • Talent Identification and Development
  • Develop and implement contemporary systems and protocols for the identification of talented athletes within/across all disciplines.
  • Work closely with SG SDM’s to plan and conduct talent identification and evaluation sessions 1-2 times per year.
  • Establish and implement a database to facilitate the collection of data which underpins the monitoring and evaluation of talent identified athletes and ensures that their coaches remain informed about the progress that they are making.
  • Plan and conduct national talent identification and development clinics annually for each of SG’s disciplines.

Building System Capacity and Capability

  • Provide leadership and support to SG’s affiliated Clubs to ensure that they are continually improving the quality of their daily training environments (i.e. coaches, facilities, equipment, administrative systems and processes) for targeted pre-elite athletes.
  • Work closely with the SSI to ensure that contemporary sports science and medicine (SSSM) principles and practices are integrated into national clinics/camps and the state-based programs which support targeted athletes.
  • Identify and coordinate the delivery of professional development opportunities for coaches and support personnel engaged in the PPP.

Measuring Performances

  • Work with the General Manager to establish and implement performance monitoring processes and documentation for SG’s PPP (i.e. athletes, coaches and NTC programs).
  • Prepare and present PPP reports to the General Manager and other key stakeholders (i.e. within and outside of Gymnastics) as required.

Relationship Management

  • Assist effective and professional communication to key stakeholders and the community via website updates and “SG Latest News” stories
  • Strive to continually build stronger relationships among the Singapore gymnastics community through regular communication with coaches, clubs, athletes and the communities at large.
  • Where appropriate and required, establish links with other world class people, programs and/or organisations with specific expertise in high performance sport (i.e. within and outside of Gymnastics).

Support of all SG events and activities and assist with any other general duties within the SG office as directed by the GM.

Relationship Management:

Internal

  • GM
  • SG staff
  • National Coaches
  • Technical Committee Members

External

  • SG Clubs
  • SG members
  • Sports SG
  • Coach SG
  • NOC

Key Performance Outcomes:

  • Development and Implementation of an effective Performance Pathway Program (PPP) to assist in the growth and retention of athletes at all levels, that incorporates an athlete monitoring and tracking system that:
    • Clearly articulates the pathways for the identification and development of pre-elite athletes in the disciplines.
    • Clear understands both the number and quality of athletes required at each level of the pathway(s) to sustain the success of SG’s National Teams in the future.
  • Lead the development and implementation of business systems and processes that will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Talent Identification process of the PPP.
  • Development and implementation of data tracking tool to measure the progress of all identified athletes against international benchmarks. This data tracking tool will also form the basis of the National coaches annual KPI’s and individual professional development plan.
  • Actively develop the affiliated clubs’ capacity and capability to deliver High Performance through the development of a high-performance quality assurance program, while enhancing ongoing relationships between the clubs and the National Training Centre.
  • Increase the quantity and quality of Coaches through the development of a high-performance coach development pathway and professional development plan, which sees a comprehensive network of world class coaches and support personnel who are motivated and working together to achieve world’s best results.
  • Develop a performance culture across the National Training Centre (NTC) and clubs that are part of the PPP which is based on personal excellence, innovation, teamwork, integrity and ethical behaviour.
  • Strong positive relationships with a broad range of key stakeholders through regular contact/communication and information sharing with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • SG’s Strategic Plan objectives and MYSP targets achieved on a yearly basis around the development and implementation of the PPP.

Recruitment and Selection Requirements:

Personal Qualities

  • Energy: Self-motivated with a passion for sport and physical activity;
  • Excellence: a personal commitment to excellence;
  • Adaptability: embraces change and seeks to shape the future;
  • Collaborative: engages with others, respects diversity and works in a team;
  • Innovative: fosters a proactive culture of continual improvement;
  • Composure: ‘can do’ attitude and ability to thrive under pressure;
  • Personal Accountability: accepts responsibility and takes initiative.

Qualification Requirements

  • University Degree or Diploma, in fields of Business Administration, Physical Education, Sports Science, Sports Management, Sports Coaching or other sports-related discipline. Post graduate preferred.
  • National and/or international sporting coaching qualifications.
  • Graduate level aptitude or further education qualification to degree level desirable
  • Strong People Skills – good relationships with athletes, coaches and clubs.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • Fluency & proficiency in spoken & written English.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Proven understanding and experience of the key elements of a successful and effective Talent Pathway.
  • Performance and Talent Development knowledge with evidence of application across elite athletes, clubs and coaches alike.
  • Experience of leading and managing a high achieving multi-disciplinary team within a performance environment, with specific frontline work with junior athletes of an international standard.
  • Knowledge and experience of both elite and development level coaching and the needs of elite coaches working within a performance environment.
  • Experience in collecting, analysing and explaining complex data associated with talent identification and confirmation and the prediction of athlete potential, to inform decision making.
  • Applied knowledge and experience in World Class Performance systems and their Talent Pathway programme.
  • An understanding of the contribution of coaching, sports science and performance support to the development and promotion of sporting talent through the pathway.
  • Demonstrates great judgement and creative approaches to challenge traditional technical and training assumptions and in providing solutions.
  • Uses appropriate techniques and communication strategies to gain acceptance of ideas and plans.
  • Ability to accurately analyse and translate performance data into meaningful program opportunities and to generate new ideas.
  • Sets high goals and establishes stretch goals for personal, team and program accomplishment

Asker Turnforening (ATF) is one of the oldest and largest gymnastics clubs in Norway with 1000 active members. The club is one of the leading in Norway located in a fully equipped training facility 12 miles from the center of the Norwegian capital Oslo.

ATF is seeking to employ a new coach for our Women’s Artistic Gymnasts to be a part of our coaching team. Starting up as soon as possible. We are looking for coaches with experience in high level gymnastics, with good training skills in bar and vault (floor). Spotting skills is mandatory. The coaches must be willing to work hard with club strategies and athletes in order to achieve the club’s ambitions and goals.

3 of our senior girls attended the World Championships this year, and have many good results both national and international. We have gymnasts at all levels that compete at regional, national and international level. ATF is among the top clubs in Norway within WAG, and the Club is an elite club
within Gymnastics in Norway.

The position is full time (37,5 hrs/week), and training is primarily taking place in the afternoon/evening for training/instruction in the gymnastics hall. Remaining hrs/week is set for planning, administrative work and competitions.

Tasks:

  • Develop, implement and carry out long term plans for the WAG group in accordance with Club strategy and ambitions
  • Training and individual development of gymnasts in the group
  • Coach and develop coach/assistant coaches in the group
  • Recruitment of new gymnasts from the Club’s open kids groups

Personal characteristics/qualifications:

  • Positive and self driven with an ambition to succeed in a team environment
  • Gymnastics qualification at bachelor level
  • Necessary qualifications within safety
  • Structured and focused on planning ahead
  • Good leadership skills, able to communicate and cooperate well with gymnasts, club professionals, coaches and assistant coaches

We offer:

  • Challenging and exiting work environment in an ambitious club with long traditions
  • Fully equipped gymnastics hall
  • Experienced Club professionals
  • Pension and insurance scheme
  • Salary and starting date by appointment

For more information and application please contact Alexander Sunde, e-mail Alexander.Sunde@askerturn.no

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