Junior Head Coach applications sought for programme reboot

The Cheetahs seek applicants for our Junior programme as we seek to entirely reboot the programme.The last two years have seen numbers that prevented us from properly competing.Whilst we plan not to compete in 2016, if numbers allow, we will reconsider arranging friendly games and even competing if average numbers give committee enough confidence to proceed.

 We will also be launching a flag squad for 13-17 year olds and hope that squad will be able to compete in 2016.
The Junior team was established  in 2011 and has grown since then and now sits along side a Youth (14-17) and Cadet Flag (8-12) program.Many of the senior members of the club began their careers in Junior football and the club sees this program as an essential part of the mix for the future growth of the sport.
Position details:
The Junior Head Coach is responsible for proactively driving the recruitment, scheduling, and training of the 16-19 age range.


  1. To work with the club management to manage the squad in all ways including registration, admin and members subscriptions.
  2. Have a duty of care to all (Players, Coaches, Supporters), at all times.
  3. Plan and implement a coaching and player recruitment strategy to grow the sport within the age range.
  4. To organise, schedule, and supervise practice sessions and scrimmages/pre-season games.
  5. Schedule competitions with the committee within the framework of the British American Football Association.
  6. To positively support and encourage those under your charge.
  7. To follow the principles of heads up football.
  8. To provide an update on activities at the annual general meeting on past progress, and future plans.
  9. To communicate with the committee and officers of the club as and when required.
  10. To co-ordinate equipment allocation with other teams when sharing training times.
  11. To secure relevant safeguarding and welfare clearances as required for themselves and their coaching staff.
  12. To recruit coaches and support staff from amongst the parents & ex players etc.




  1. Be able to demonstrate having worked with and motivated young adults in an organised environment.
  2. Have relevant and proven coaching experience.
  3. To be a minimum of BAFCA Level 1 or above certified with at least 2 years experience or ideally BAFCA Level 2.
  4. To be an exceptionally well organised administrator.
  5. To be able to demonstrate Heads Up Football techniques in all contact scenarios.
  6. To have First Aid certification and experience (desirable).


The Cheetahs are run by an elected committee of six which oversee the operations of the club and the individual programs. Head Coaches ultimately are answerable to the Committee on all matters.
How to apply:
All applications by email please to info@hertfordshirecheetahs.com with supporting statements and evidence.


Closing date & Process:
11:59pm Friday 4th December 2015. Must be available for phone interviews that week and must be able to attend training and host a 30 minute drill section on Dec 13th. We will then conclude and appoint in December allowing for a fresh January 2016 start.