Scarlets Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach 

Rob Lloyd Recruitment

JOB DESCRIPTION  

Position 

Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach 

Primary Role 

To design,  implement,  deliver  and  continually  evaluate  all  areas  of  physical  development  within  the  Scarlets Academy (U18s) and associated pathway teams. 

Key Responsibilities 

In  conjunction  with  the  Scarlets  U18s  Head  Coach,  Coleg  Sir  Gar  Director  of  Rugby,  Academy  Manager  &  Academy  Head  Strength  and  Conditioning Coach – design,  implement,  deliver  and  continually evaluate all areas of physical development training for U18s players within the following:

Academy U18s contracted players  

Academy ‘Attached’ Group 

Regional Age Grade U18s 

Coleg Sir Gar Rugby Programme  

o Collaborate  with  Academy  Manager  and  appropriate  coaching  staff  to  plan  short  and  long-term  training schedules that facilitate the physical development of players/teams within the role.  

o Collaborate with U18s Physiotherapist  to integrate and manage injury prevention work within  the  training programme relative to individual and positional needs. 

o Collaborate with U18s Physiotherapist  to plan and manage  the return  to play and reintegration of  injured players. 

o Work alongside coaches to plan and deliver session content for rugby/skill sessions. 

o Be present at all rugby/skills sessions and matches to deliver content relating to session preparation  and physical development, and assist coaches in session delivery. 

o Monitor  and  manage  training  intensity  and  volume  of  players  to  optimize  training  provision  and  performance. 

o Responsible  for implementing and managing  testing/monitoring and reporting of all U18s physical  development, and where appropriate according to Senior Strength and Conditioning and WRU testing  procedures. 

o Assistance with Academy 18+ and Development  training sessions, as and when instructed by Head  Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach.  

o Provide education sessions to players on aspects of physical preparation and lifestyle which support  players physical and professional development. 

o Remotely  manage  and  assess  quality  of  physical  development  programme  delivery  and  service  to  all  associated pathway teams (Pembrokeshire College, Llandovery College S&C, U17s Scarlets Training  Group, U16s  Scarlets West, U16s  Scarlets  East, U15s Dewar  Shield  Cup),  and  away-based players  (e.g. Hartpury College). 

o Assist Academy & Senior Head Strength and Conditioning Coach if and when required.

o Assist,  work  alongside  and  support  Academy  Manager,  Head  Academy  Strength  and  Conditioning Coach and any Senior Scarlets Physical Performance Staff Member as required. 

o Communication with WRU and other external parties. 

The role  will  include  both  weekends  and  evening  work,  hours  can  vary  and  are  subject  to  change  depending  on a  variety  of  factors  (senior  timetables,  fixtures,  time  of  the  season etc). You may also  be  required  to  perform  other  duties  other  than  those  for  which you  have  been  specifically  employed,  to  ensure that the requirements of Scarlets Regional Limited and its clients are met. 

Candidate Requirements  

Essential 

o Undergraduate degree in Strength and Conditioning, Sport Science or related qualification 

o Experience working within professional/elite sport and young athletes. 

o Good  understanding  of  the  demands  and  requirements  of  elite  rugby  union  and  developing  young athletes. 

o Excellent organisation skills, and the ability to both lead and be part of a multi-disciplinary team. 

o Excellent IT and presentation skills. 

o Driving licence and own vehicle.  

Desirable 

o UKSCA Accreditation or equivalent qualification (NSCA, ASCA). 

o Masters in Strength and Conditioning, Sport Science or related qualification. 

o Experience within a professional rugby environment. 

Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks will be carried out for the successful candidate. 

Other Information 

Contract is  full-time,  fixed-term, with  salary  to  be  discussed  following interview. Your main location  of  work will primarily be split between Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli SA14 9UZ and Coleg Sir Gar, Llanelli SA15  4DN,  however  you  will  be  required  to  occasionally  work in  other  locations  (e.g.  visit  players/pathway  teams, away fixtures).  

How to apply 

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you believe you are suitable for the role to Head  of  Strength  and  Conditioning Rhys Jones ([email protected]) by 12pm  Friday  18th March. Interview process and dates are to be confirmed following the deadline.