With various feedback from players and parents we are looking to implement a head coach for each age group (boys and girls) to help relieve the stress on parents to take it all on themselves each season. (Please note this isn’t to take away from the amazing work and contribution from parents, it is to help support and grow both athletes and coaches, with a proper support system in place).
After a successful trial with under 14 Girls during winter we have decide to appoint age group coaches under the direction of coaching coordinator Greg Bray. These age group coaches will be responsible for, planning weekly training sessions and also coaching the A grade team in their respective age group. They will be required to follow the new ‘Bunyip Bulls development handbook’. They will be supported by volunteer parent/assistant coaches during training and game nights. We as a club have struggled to fill some coaching positions from time to time so to ease the commitment to parents we will be rolling this out to all age groups, from under 10’s to under 19’s.
The structure for the under 14 Girls (Winter Season) was Head Coach, Greg Bray. Assistant Coaches Peter McEwan and Richard Johns. Greg took control of training and the A grade team on game night and Richard and Peter coached the 2 AR teams on game night. This has proven to be successful with all 22 Girls developing and all 3 teams greatly improving from the beginning of the season to the end. Both Peter and Greg’s teams in AR and A have won the 2018 Winter premierships.
By implementing this it will enable us to have a consistent approach to training drills/methods so that the kids are developing at a faster rate.
We will also have fixed training times for all age groups.
We are proposing the following days/times.
Please remember that we only have the one court and limited availability.
Under 12 boys 345pm-445pm
Under 14 boys 445pm-545pm
Under 10 boys 345pm-445pm
Under 10 Girls 345pm-445pm
Under 12 Girls 445pm-600pm
Under 14 Girls 600pm-715pm
Under 16 Girls 715pm-830pm
Under 16/19 boys 400pm-500pm (maybe able to go later depending on time of first game)
***Please note these training times are only a proposal at this stage.
We are after expression of interest for all age groups for both head coaches and also assistant coaches. We would also love any feedback or ideas that anyone would have.
Please send all correspondence and EOI for coaching to firstname.lastname@example.org or message us via the facebook page.