HIGH PERFORMANCE MANAGER, HARBOUR BASKETBALL
The North Harbour Basketball Association (NHBA) is a leading Regional Sports Organisation (RSO) in New Zealand that is responsible for the development and provision of basketball programmes covering a full range of activities including leagues & competitions, skills development for players & non-players and representative pathways.
NHBA has responsibility for a geographical catchment area incorporating the Auckland Council Local Boards of Rodney, Upper Harbour, Kaipatiki, Devonport-Takapuna and the East Coast Bays subdivision of Hibiscus and Bays. This area encompasses a population of over 400,000 people.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the High Performance Manager is responsible for the management of NHBA’s player and coach development programme. The High Performance Manager must be a dynamic and inspirational leader with the ability to engage and develop long lasting, constructive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (to include, but not to be restricted to):
Harbour Basketball Elite Academy Training (HEAT)
Identify athletes to be invited to attend the HEAT Academy.
Align HEAT Academy with the Basketball New Zealand High Performance Programme.
Programme to consider material aspects related to the athletes’ physical development, skill development, basketball IQ and psychological development.
Liaise with all key stakeholders involved in each athlete’s basketball development. The wellbeing of the identified athletes to be the paramount factor in these discussions.
Liaise with Women’s Development Officer (WDO) with respect to female athletes involved in the HEAT Academy.
Articulate pathways for Harbour Basketball’s elite athletes in order to facilitate study at USA based NCAA and NAIA Colleges.
Liaise with Kentucky based Custom College Recruiting.
Harbour Basketball Representative Programme
Oversee representative trials and the appointment of representative coaches.
Maintain a comprehensive database of athletes that enter the Harbour Basketball programme.
Develop underlying offensive and defensive principles for all representative and development teams. Ensure that appointed coaches implement these principles.
Oversee selection of Harbour Basketball teams to attend Eltham/Dandenong Tournament in January. Liaise with WDO with respect to athlete selection.
Oversee selection of Harbour Basketball coordinated teams to compete in USA based tournaments in July. Liaise with WDO with respect to athlete selection.
Attend all representative team’s trainings at least once per month.
Assist representative coaches as and when required.
Liaise with key partners in the development of the Auckland basketball landscape, including College Sport, Individual High Schools and Aktive.
Arrange coaching clinics each term for both Kiwi Hoops and Community Coaches.
Enable coaches to successfully complete the BBNZ Kiwi Hoops Coach course.
Enable coaches to successfully complete the BBNZ Community Coach course.
Build a high performance culture for all coaches.
Mentor and support coaches in their continued development.
Any other areas of development as agreed with NHBA CEO
It is expected that the successful applicant will have the majority of the following skill sets:
The New Zealand basketball landscape.
Key issues in youth sport.
Key issues in athletic development.
Pathways for basketball athletes, particularly the US College system.
Training session design.
Performance analysis, including video and statistical analysis.
Communicating with a variety of stakeholders including policy makers, volunteer and paid coaches, parents and students.
Flexible hours, including nights and weekends.
Use of software that allow for the monitoring and tracking of large data sets.
Applicants to send their CV to John Hunt at email@example.com. Applications close on Friday 29 June at 5pm. Short list applicants to be contacted in the first week of July with the successful applicant to be contacted shortly afterwards.