Well your big chance to lead the Stars & Stripes has come, so put in your application to help coach Team USA!
Vancouver 2016 is the next men’s lacrosse world tournament, this time for the U-19 side. US Lacrosse announced this morning that the position of head coach from the U.S. is wide open and any one can apply.
The games will be played July 7-16, 2016 in Coquitlam, British Columbia. Team USA won Gold over Canada in the 2012 games in Finland, coached by Tim Flynn.
The U-19 U.S. Men’s National Team has taken home the gold in 1988, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003 2008 and 2012 so there are some serious shoes to fill.
I’ll just leave the job description below.
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The Head Coach is primarily responsible for the training, selection, coaching and leadership of the U.S. men’s U19 team in preparation for the World Championship. The coaches shall work with the US Lacrosse staff and National Team Committee to determine a schedule of team activities as it fits into the annual cycle.
All of the team’s coaches will have:
- Significant competitive interscholastic lacrosse head coaching experience or intercollegiate coaching experience and a demonstrated record of success on the field as a coach and mentor to athletes
- Experience with and be supportive of US Lacrosse and the U.S. National Teams program
- Demonstrate a willingness to promote and grow the U.S. National Teams program
- Demonstrate a capacity to develop relationships with staff and players
- Strong communication skills and positive relationships with top collegiate and professional coaches
- Experience and exposure in the international game
Only current active high school and collegiate coaches are eligible to apply.
The deadline for applications is Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.
Top applicants will be contacted for interviews in late December, with finalist interviews to take place at the US Lacrosse Convention, Jan. 23-25, 2015, in Baltimore, Md.
The head coach will be selected and announced in early February.