Technical Director

Expression of Interest

The South Surrey/White Rock Minor Softball Association wishes to engage a Technical Director to assist us in fulfilling our mission to provide the softball players in our association an enjoyable opportunity to learn, develop and compete in a safe, inclusive and encouraging team environment.

South Surrey/White Rock Minor Softball Association (SSWRMSA) has a long history of playing youth softball out of Sunnyside Park. The association fields teams from U6 to U19 in the ‘C’ (house) and ‘B’ (rep ‘B’) classifications. On rare occasions when a team has proven their capabilities on the field we have also fielded teams in the ‘A’ classification (rep ‘A’). For the upcoming 2018 season the association expects to have 400 players on 40 teams (33 ‘C’ and 7 ‘B’). Fifty percent of our players will be U10 or younger.

In the past seven years the association has worked hard to develop programs that meet our strategic goals of having better trained coaches, better trained players enjoying the game more, and players enjoying the game staying with our association and playing the game longer. One of the keys to achieving our goals is having a Technical Director to take responsibility for the mentoring of our newest coaches and our youngest players.

Technical Director – Terms of Reference

1) Duties and Responsibilities

a. Assist in organizing the Learn-to-Play (LTP) program and supervise the LTP Coordinator. [20 hours]

b. Provide Mini Mite pitching clinics in May/June. [15 hours]

c. Organize and facilitate our Spring Training (gym night for house players in January, February, March). [25 hours]

d. Assist with house player evaluations and team formation. [15 hours]

e. Assist with Rep ‘B’ tryouts. [20 hours]

f. Provide off season training and mentoring for our SSWR coaches, including, but not necessarily limited to, coaching clinics. [75 hours]

g. Provide in-season mentoring for our U8 and U10 coaches and any other coach that request it. [150 hours]

h. Mentor the coaches of the Super Mite team and attend Super Mite Tournament on July long weekend. [75 hours]

i. Host a summer camp for U10 and U12 players. [40 hours]

j. Attend executive meetings and special events as a member of staff. [15 hours]

Please note that the estimated hours of effort, shown in brackets, are a guideline only and may be allocated as required.

2) Skills & experienced

The skills and experience listed below are offered as a guideline only. Please feel free to provide details of any training or experience you feel would be applicable to the position.

a. Teacher’s certificate or equivalent.

b. Played and/or coached at a high level.

c. NCCP training at Competition Level.

d. Experience working with young children.

3) Remuneration

The Technical Director’s position is a paid contracted position. As a guideline we expect the number of contract hours to be roughly equivalent to a one quarter time position and the contract fee to be roughly based on the salary of an elementary school teacher. The final contract value will be derived through negotiations.

4) Contract Duration

The contract will be for the 2018 softball season starting November 1, 2017 and running through to September 31, 2018. It is the association’s sincere hope to build a long term relationship with the successful proponent and we would hope that, by mutual agreement, the contract would be extended to future seasons.

If you are interest in the position of Technical Director with South Surrey/White Rock Minor Softball Association please submit your covering letter and curriculum vitae, on or before October 25, 2017, to davidharris14370@shaw.ca. All communications and discussions with respect to this expression of interested will be treated in the strictest confidence. Please note that the association is not bound to accept any proponent and may re-issue the expression or interest at any time in the future.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me at 604-970-3019.

 Sincerely

David Harris

 President

South Surrey/White Rock Minor Softball Association