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LUNTA Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach

Loughborough University - Sports Development Centre

Location: Loughborough University, Loughborough
Salary: £32,348 to £42,155 per annum. Subject to Annual Pay Award
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 16th January 2023
Closes: 8th February 2023
Job Ref: REQ221726
 

Loughborough University National Tennis Academy (LUNTA) is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, and dynamic Strength and Conditioning Lead to support the performance of developing elite junior tennis players as part of the LTA's Player Pathway. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and delivering Strength and Conditioning strategy to LUNTA players, working as part of the Academy's interdisciplinary team (IDT) to optimise the physical preparedness of Academy players.

More information about our programme can be found on our website at https://www.lboro.ac.uk/sport/sports/tennis/national-tennis-academy

Roles and responsibilities:
Develop a strength and conditioning philosophy and curriculum that is synergistic with the Academy's strategy and coaching approach

  • Flexibly plan, programme and coach Strength and Conditioning sessions to Academy players, which is underpinned by sound scientific evidence and practice-based rationale
  • Contribute to annual, phase and weekly planning within the Academy player's schedules to consider physical attribute development, training load and preparation for competition
  • To support the Head Coach and Academy Manager/Head of Performance Support in driving and implementing the LUNTA values and player development philosophy; and embedding a culture of proactivity and excellence across the programme to successfully achieve the National Academy objectives
  • Line manage and mentor at least one Strength and Conditioning coach as part of the LUNTA programme, with the potential to line manage more as the programme grows
  • Lead the impact of Performance Nutrition support to the programme
  • To contribute and be part of the Loughborough Sport Strength and Conditioning Team.

There is a great opportunity with this role to travel to both domestic and international junior and senior tennis tournaments with other members of the LUNTA staff team and our junior tennis players.

Skills and Experience:
Significant experience practicing as a Strength and Conditioning coach, developing athlete physical preparedness for performance in environments with highly competing demands

  • Experience working as part of a Strength and Conditioning team and role modelling professional behaviours to junior Strength and Conditioning coaches
  • Experience of working in a high performance or Academy level squad
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven track record and significant experience of working in an interdisciplinary team of coaches and practitioners to review players' development, establish and implement individual development plans
  • Significant experience of analysing the demands of sports and defining and implementing a strength and conditioning strategy to support performance outcomes
  • Detailed knowledge of functional anatomy, movement science the ability to integrate this knowledge within your practice
  • The ability to work alongside, motivate and drive performance of young, adolescent athletes
    Excellent presentation and communication skills that can motivate behavioural change to have a positive impact on performance
  • Ability to multi-task in an open-plan office environment and on the road
  • Growth-mindset; a candidate that is looking to develop a career in performance sport/performance operations, and willing to learn
  • A great team player.

Informal enquiries should be made to Nathan Miller, Academy Manager/Head of Performance Support at n.miller@lboro.ac.uk

There is an opportunity for an additional market supplement for exceptional candidates.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 8 February 2023.

Interviews will take place w/c 27 February 2023, specific days TBC.

For further details please follow link.

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