Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pittsburgh Water Polo seeking head coach

Our friends at Pittsburgh Water Polo Club are looking for experienced head coach candidates to lead age-group Club and High School Varsity Programs.

The position is full-time, which includes a salary and health care benefits.

Please take a look at the description below and please share with anyone who may be interested.


Pittsburgh Water Polo Club (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Head Water Polo Coach
Age Group Club and High School Varsity Programs

The Pittsburgh Water Polo Club is looking for a passionate, high energy leader to fill the position of Head Coach for its year around age group programs.

The club is a five-year-old, USA Water Polo Club located in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Membership spans all age groups and has grown in each of the last five years. It includes a very supportive base of parents and the club already has a track record of developing some of the Northeast Zone’s top water polo athletes.

The club is seeking a coach with a playing background and coaching experience. Equally important is a strong passion for being a coach and a demonstrated personality to lead and motivate young athletes to strive for excellence. Candidates with backgrounds that include time within respected, mature water polo programs and work with/under seasoned coaches will be given strong consideration.
Primary skills and qualifications for this position include:

  • Playing experience at the high school and collegiate levels
  • At least three years of previous coaching experience, with some experience coaching within age group programs
  • Demonstrated understanding of the unique dynamics of youth sports programs
  • Ability to collaborate with the local swimming community in order to balance the aquatic interests, pursuits and development of athletes
  • Strong communication skills; both verbal and written necessary for regular communication to athletes and parents
  • Demonstrated coaching philosophy as it relates to athlete development and system of play
  • Planning and organization skills as exhibited by training plans, practice plans and membership development programs
  • Clear passion for coaching and developing athletes across various age and ability levels.

  • Position includes a salary and health benefits. Salary is commensurate with background and experience.
The club is excited to speak with interested candidates. Please reply to Jim Staresinic at (724) 544-7680.


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