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2021-2022 Fencing Coach Positions

New York, New York | Athletics

Positions:  2021-2022 Fencing Coach Positions

Head Coach positions:

  • Varsity Girls and Boys Epee and Foil
  • Middle School Girls and Boys Epee and Foil

Assistant Coach positions:

  • Varsity Girls and Boys Epee and Foil
  • Middle School Girls and Boys Epee and Foil

Location: New York, NY

Why Coach at Avenues?

A part of Avenues: The World School, the Avenues Athletics Department is a group of committed coaches who develop, plan and implement our growing sports curriculum.  We pride ourselves in creating programs within each sport discipline, where Middle and Upper School coaches work closely together to ensure we cover the necessary skills and fulfill the needs of our student athletes.

What You’ll Do

The role of an Avenues coach is to instruct our student-athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy and physical training necessary to realize individual and team success. At the same time, the coach must provide a foundation for integrity, pride of accomplishment, sportsmanship, self-discipline, goal setting, teamwork and self-confidence.

Head Coaches will (but not limited to): 

  • Plan, organize, and conduct practice sessions in collaboration with assistant coach
  • Breakdown and teach the fundamental skills for fencers at all levels
  • Attend all scheduled games and practices
  • Manage and coordinate game plans
  • Provide training direction, encouragement, motivation to prepare athletes for competition
  • Adjust coaching techniques, based on the strengths and weaknesses of athletes
  • Be responsible for handling all administrative duties related to their team
  • Attend all scheduled games and practices
  • Attend all necessary athletic and school meetings and events

Assistant Coaches will (but not limited to): 

  • Support head coach in promoting the mission of the program
  • Contribute to and/or run practice sessions
  • Gather and record statistical information
  • Attend all scheduled games and practices
  • Attend all necessary athletic and school meetings and events

What You’ll Bring

Coaches bring all or most of the following:

  • Head coaches have 3+ years of head coach coaching experience
  • Assistant coaches have 1+ years of coaching or related experience
  • Fencing Coach Qualifications in Epee, Saber and Foil
  • Ideally have experience of playing or coaching Fencing at University, National Level or higher
  • Experience of coaching Fencing in independent schools (desired)
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Willing and able to engage with pupils of varying degrees of Fencing ability
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work well with student athletes, parents, faculty/staff and the athletics department
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification, or ability to get training before the season commences
  • Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the sport, with special consideration given to those having experience with the desired age category
  • Enthusiasm, commitment, patience, and a passion for teaching the game are essential to this position
  • Ability to motivate and provide positive leadership to our student athletes by following our school and athletic mission

Middle Grades (Grades 7-8): Practices are 1 1/2 hours, three days a week (1-2 afternoons between 4:00-6:00pm and 1-2 mornings 7:00-8:30am). Games are during the week with an occasional Saturday for practices.

Varsity (Grades 9-12): Practices are 1 1/2 hours, four- times times a week. Usually 2-3 afternoons between 4-7:00pm and 1-2 mornings 7-8:30am with an occasional Saturday for practices and matches.  

Please note that on competition days, athletes leave between 2-3pm so candidates should be available at this time as well for games.

Available positions: Please only apply for available positions and if you are able to commit to those times

To Apply

To apply please provide a resume and cover letter outlining your relevant experience. Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website. Please note you must be eligible to work in the USA to apply to be considered. (http://www.avenues.org/en/careers/).

Avenues is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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