Vacancies for Coaches & Managers

Vacancies for Coaches & Managers

January 16, 2019

The Leinster Hockey Association currently field teams in inter-provincial competitions as detailed below.  

In recent years the Under 16 & Under 18 competitions moved to September to great effect.  Players and coaches were able to concentrate on the tournament without trying to juggle club and school commitments at the same time.  It is anticipated that the Hockey Ireland Competitions Group will ratify the proposed dates by the end of January.

We are now looking to appoint coaches and managers for the 2019-20 season for all squads and development programmes (excluding the Boys U16's & South East Girls U16's where the existing coaching and management teams will continue for the 2019-20 season).

Applications by email with accompanying 1-2 page Hockey CV for all coaching roles to (cc;

Head Coaches would normally be expected to have a Level 2 qualification and all coaches must have a minimum Level 1 certification and have completed a Safeguarding 1 course.  All successful candidates will be Garda Vetted.

Closing date : Tuesday 22nd January 2019

SquadsSelection CriteriaUpcoming Competitions
Adult Club (aka Juniors)Age 18+ on 01st July 2018. Playing Division 2 or below18 - 19 May 2019 (Munster)
Under 21sBorn 1999, 2000, 2001Challenge matches (TBC)
U18sBorn 2002, 2003U17 Boys & Girls 20 - 24 Apr, Holland
U18 Boys 13-15 Sept, Ulster, TBC
U18 Girls 20-22 Sept,  Munster TBC
U16sBorn 2004, 2005U16 Boys 13-15 Sept, Ulster, TBC
U16 Girls 20-22 Sept, Munster, TBC
Regional DevelopmentBorn 2005, 2006, 2007 Regional Development Training matches between LHA regions and with other provinces (Apr, May).
Tournament in June (Holland) TBC

Note:Players who wish to be considered for selection must be registered, playing members of an LHA affiliated club or school (eg have played a minimum of 8 league games in the season prior ot selection). Additional restrictions apply to South East U16 & U18 girls teams)

Commitment Required:

Interpro Squads: With the interprovincial competitions for U16s & U18s being played in September, the main squads of 26-28 outfield players need to be selected before May, with development to be scheduled through the summer.  Players involved in national panels will have a three week rest period from mid July to early August - and the LHA squads will aim to have similar rest period, with the final teams to be bamed by 16 Aug (Boys) and 23 Aug (Girls).

The U16 girls development panel may attend a tournament in June for players born 2005/6 - depending on coach and player availability.  The U16 boys attend a tournament in August.  Both squads typically play regional development games within province and against other provinces in the Sprint.

Regional Development: Coaches will need to be available consistently from end February to end May.  The number of players who can be accommodated in regional training programmes will be determined by the number of qualified coaches available.  Given the high volumes of players typically nominated by clubs & schools for development and assessment, there will need to be two cycles of development.

U 17 Development: The immediate priority will be to appoint management teams to bring the LHA U17 development squads (boys and girls) to a tournament at Easter in Holland - players will need to trial for this by end of January/early February.  As in prior years, players currently involved in National U16 or U18 core panels will not be considered for the tournament team (The U18 coaches will have oversight of this development phase). 

U21 Development: The U21 squads will aim to play challenge games against the other provinces/national panels and will provide a platform for developing players.  Players from South East are eligible for this development group.

Adult/Junior Inter-Pros: The Adult Club teams will work independently of the LHA high performance programme, setting out their own trials and training schedules.



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