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IFSC YWCH 2018 Team Officials Call for Applications

 

SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL CLIMBING TEAM OFFICIALS

Request for applications to the positions of Team Manager, Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the 2018 Youth World Championships

 

Introduction

 

These are volunteer positions for officials to accompany the South African Youth Teamto the 2018 Youth World Championships (“YWCH”). These roles are unpaid but substantially all subsistence and travel expenses will becovered by the competing athletes. Officials are responsible for all personal spending money and “excessive” subsistence expenses.

 

This document seeks to outline the application process and give a job description of eachof the main Team Officials roles. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list of every activity that an official may be required to perform but only the more important attributes, which a potential candidate should possess and demonstrate, in order to be considered by the SANCF.

 

The significant roles are the Head Coach, Assistant coach and the Team Manager to the 2018 YWCH. In instances where the team is too small to warrant three officials, the roles of the AssistantCoach and Team Manager may be merged or the Assistant Coach role may fallaway. As the appointments will be announced prior to the finalization of the Youth Team these appointments will be provisional and will be confirmed once the final team size is known. Similarly if the needs of the team warrant a separate coach for any discipline (e.g. lead or boulder) the SANCF may appoint such specialized coaches.

 

The provisionally selected coaches will form part of the committee responsible for selecting the athletes to the South African National Climbing Team.

 

  

Call for applications:

 

 

A call for applications for Team Manager, Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the YWCH 2018 team is now being made. Applications will be accepted from any applicant who meets the criteria laid out inthis document.

A CV outlining relevant experience and a covering letter setting out reasons why the applicant would suit the position are required. Character references from contactable SANCF affiliated climbers, and/or parents and/or or administrators will also be taken into consideration.

These documents are to reach the SANCF secretary on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by no later than 17 March 2018.

 

 

Job descriptions

 

 

The Team Officials will usually comprise the Head Coach, Team Manager and Assistant Coach as well as any other official as required from time to time. The importance of interaction between these people cannot be stressed enough.

 

1.       Team Manager:

 

The Team Manager has overall responsibility for the planning, management and smooth running of the SA team’s participation in the 2018 YWCH.

 

The primary role of the Team Manager is to ensure that the end to end logistics of the event are organised and run seamlessly. This includes, interalia:

  • All pre departure administration and organisation (finance and logistics).
  • All logistics, administration, official communications and financial organisation whilst at 2018 YWCH.
  • All communications with the team members and their families, before, during and after theevent.

 

The Team Manager needs to be a mature individual. Management ability,communication and organisation are key to the success of the Team Manager. The Team Manager needsto be available and free of any other commitments for the duration of the event.

 

 

2.       Head Coach

 

The Head coach will be responsible for the general outline of events, pre event training and other training aspects before and during the event.

 

The Head Coach is key to ensuring that all selected athletes are fully trained and prepared both mentally and physically for the 2018 YWCH international competition.

 

 

The primary goal of the head coach is to ensure maximum performance from our athletes by:

  • Liaising with provincial and individual coaches to understanding the various training programs and needs of the individual athletes  
  • Ensuring that the athletes are psychologically and physically ready for theirclimbs during the event. Individual exercise, warm-ups, rest, nutrition and motivational routines to be optimised during theevent.
  • Ensuring that each team member is aware of his/her schedules and is ready foreach climb in which they participate.

  

 

3.       Assistant Coach:

 

 

The responsibilities and role of Assistant Coach are somewhat similar to that of Head Coach, but differs in the following manner:

  • The Assistant Coach is a support to the Head Coach and takes his lead from the Head Coach
  • Whilst the competition is underway typically the roles are split between a Coach in isolation and a Coach outside of isolation

  

 


Key Attributes:

 

 

Team Manager:

Successful candidates will possess:

  1. Excellent organizational skills
  2. Excellent communication skills
  3. Excellent people skills
  4. The ability to work with coaches and athletes of all age groups
  5. Experience planning trips for large groups of minors or adults
  6. Experience caring for large groups of minors or adults in a foreign country
  7. Excellent ability to work with others in a team with varied opinions and approaches
  8. Ability to plan and manage logistics
  9. Strong financial skills
  10. Excellent problem solving capability, particularly in unfamiliar scenarios
  11. Ability to remain calm under pressure
  12. Self-motivated, ability to drive a project without external input
  13. Good leadership skills
  14. A current Standard First Aid certification (preferred)

 

 

Head Coach:

Successful candidates willpossess:

  1. A current Standard First Aid certification (required)
  2. International climbing experience either as a coach or competitor, in the last five years and has been involved with a Provincial or National competition climbing program with duties including program design and implementation
  3. Considerable experience with all technical aspects and an inherent understandingof climbing engrams and movements
  4. Acceptable Coaching Experience (Provincial, National or International)
  5. Successfully completed a judging workshop and/or worked as a route setter, judgeor scorer at Provincial, National or higher level competitions
  6. An excellent understanding of current IFSC competition climbing rules and regulations, including appeal procedures and international formats
  7. Excellent ability to work with others in a team with varied opinions and approaches
  8. Excellent people skills
  9. The ability to work with other coaches and athletes of all age groups

 

 

Assistant Coach:

 

 

Successful candidates will possess:

  1. A current Standard First Aid certification (recommended)
  2. A minimum of two (2) years coaching experience with a club team or youth program; during this time, must have coached at a minimum level of national team
  3. Experience in developing or assisting in the development of youth competition climbing programs, with duties including program design and implementation (required)
  4. Successfully completed a judging workshop and/or worked as a route setter, judgeor scorer at Provincial, National or higher level competitions
  5. An excellent understanding of current IFSC competition climbing rules and regulations, including appeal procedures and international formats
  6. Excellent ability to work with others in a team with varied opinions and approaches
  7. Excellent people skills
  8. The ability to work with other coaches and athletes of all age groups

 

 

All applicants MUST be available for the duration of the event on a 24 hour basis.

 

 

  • All team officials will be expected to act as in loco parentis for all athletes irrespective of whether the athlete is over the age of 18 and irrespective of whether the athletes parents are attending the event as spectators in their personal capacity.The standard of care should fulfill the expectations of the most conservative risk management. This standard of care is 24 hours a day.
  • All Team Officials are responsible for the care of the athletes both at and away from the venue, this includes helping with transportation, food and other nurturing needs of the athletes.
  • All successful applicants will be required to undergo Criminal record checks/ Guardian checks or any other checks as may be required by the SANCF.
  • All applicants should be available to participate in an interview with the SANCF Manco if required.

 

 

Specific requirements for2018:

Successful candidates will be expected to attend the following:

  1. South African National Selection Event (4-6 May 2018) in Gauteng. The provisionally selected coaches will be required to form part of the Selection Panel at the Selection Event.
  2. South African National Climbing Championships (29 June to 1 July 2018) at CityROCK Johannesburg.
  3. The applicable international event applied for.
  4. The Head Coach will be required to attend training camps if scheduled.

 

 

 

Term of Positions for 2018: The term of these position will be from 1 May 2018 until 30 September 2018. This is to ensure that the officials are available for all YWCH pre event planning and logistics and that sufficient time is given after the YWCH event to produce the reports required by the SANCF and SASCOC and to finalise all tour aquittals.

 

Application Deadline: 17 March 2018

 

 

Please email a cover letter, CV, all relevant documentation as well as references to the SANCF secretary for the attention of the SANCF Manco.

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Africa Youth A Climbing Cup Winners

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The Africa Youth A Climbing Cup was held on Friday 8th December at CityROCK, Johannesburg.  The event was a selection competition to select our Male and Female Youth A Athlete to represent South Africa at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October next year.

 

With phenomenal routesetting from Chief Setter, Kent Jennings and his team of setters (James Barnes, Dylan Vogt and Katleho Pobe), the event fulfilled its promise of being a nail-biting competition between our top Youth A Climbers in South Africa.

 

It was unfortunate that no other Africa country was able to compete as they didn't have the eligible athletes to do so but it is the start of something exciting and new for our African Continent and there are plans for more Africa Cups to come.

 

 

The winners of the Africa Youth A Cup:

 

Girls Youth A Winners:

  1. Gold Medalist: Angela Eckhardt
  2. Silver Medalist: Hannah Sealy-Fisher
  3. Bronze Medalist: Shanay Meintjes

Boys Youth A Winners:

  1. Gold Medalist: David Naudé
  2. Silver Medalist: Christopher Cosser
  3. Bronze Medalist: Mel Janse van Rensburg

 

It is with great appreciation that the below officials are thanked for their time and expertise at the event:

 

Official

Name

Venue

CityROCK JHB and huge thanks

to Cally Bishop for all her work in

making this happen for us.

Event Co-Ordinators

Vanessa Sealy Fisher

 

Dane Bishop

Organiser

Delaney Carpenter

Masters of Ceremonies

James Barnes and Dylan Vogt

Jury President

Patrick Black

Chief Scorer

Tracy Potgieter

Data Scorers

Tracy Potgieter

Chief Setter

Kent Jennings

Judges

Roald Paul

 

Jael van Eck

 

Tyler Morrissey

 

Richard Lievaarts

Scorers

Tracy Potgieter

 

Nick Meinel

 

Kathy Stubbs

 

Colette Rodrigues

Spotters & Belayers

Kent Jennings

 

James Barnes

 

Dylan Vogt

 

Katleho Pobe

Runners & Technicians

Kent Jennings

 

Katleho Pobe

Time Keepers

Jean van der Merwe

 

Tim Delamere

Isolation Stewards

Klaudija Vukovic

 

Shannon Potgieter

Routesetters

Kent Jennings

 

Katleho Pobe

 

James Barnes

 

Dylan Vogt

Photographer

Allister Fenton

Prizes

House of Champions

Officials Gifts (Mugs)

Brandline Africa 

Medical Personnel

Tim MacDonald

 

SANCF 2018 Events Calendar

Selection Trials:

  • Date: 4th, 5th and 6th May 2018
  • Categories: U15, U17, U19 and Open (Selection for 2018 IFSC World Championships) 
  • Disciplines: Speed, Bouldering and Lead
  • Venue: CityROCK JHB on 4th May 2018 for Speed; The Barn on 5th May 2018 for Lead and 6th May 2018 for Bouldering 

 

Africa Boulder Cup 2018

  • Date: June 2018 (TBD)
  • Categories: Open
  • Discipline: Boulder
  • Venue: Bloc 11, Cape Town

 

National Climbing Championships (Combined Event over 3 days):

  • Date: 29th June to 1st July 2018
  • Categories: U13, U15, U17, U19 and Open
  • Disciplines: Speed, Boulder and Lead
  • Venue: CityROCK JHB 

 

National Rock Junior Championships:

  • Date: 13 and 14 October 2018
  • Categories: U7, U9, U11 and U13
  • Disciplines: Speed, Boulder, Top Rope and Lead
  • Venue: JHB 

 

Africa Youth Cup:

  • Date: 1st & 2nd December (TBD)
  • Categories: U15, U17 and U19
  • Disciplines: Speed, Boulder and Lead
  • Pre-Selection of 2019 Youth Squad 
  • Venue: CityROCK Cape Town

 

 

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