OPEN POSITIONS

WOMEN’S XVs HEAD COACH

The Village Lions RFC is searching for a new Head Coach for its Women’s XVs program.

The Village Lions are headed into their 30th year and the 2019 Women’s D2 Empire Geographical Union playoffs with a history of success, having won the D2 National Championship in 2002, placed third in 2005 and 2008, and sixth in the nation in 2004 and 2007. The NYC based team is looking for a new Head Coach to prep them for the 2019 playoff run and beyond. This position will be part of a burgeoning coaching culture we are proactively cultivating at the Village Lions. Coaches who have received formal training in coaching and have a track record of success will be prioritized for attention.

The new coach will engage in: strength and conditioning plans, development of player and decision-making skills, match strategy, and training plans. Importantly, the coach will seek out best practice and innovative approaches in XVs rugby. Supporting resources include a pool of trainee club coaching assistants, Tiger Rugby, and coaching staff from Rugby United NY, the professional club in New York City.

The Spring pre-season will begin in February and the season will run to May. The Fall League Season starts in August and runs to November. Practices are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the Bronx (Mott Haven), with matches on Randall’s Island. A stipend is provided, plus travel to matches, and a performance-based bonus.

Prospective applicants are asked to provide the following:

  • Your rugby CV and references.
  • The outline of your coaching program for the XVs pre-season, season and post-season.
  • A sample plan for one or more XV’s training sessions.
  • Your vision for how you would move our program to the next level.

Applications should be sent to the Village Lions, care of John Greally: greally.john@gmail.com

The Village Lions RFC is a 501(c)3 organization founded in Greenwich Village, NYC in 1989. We are an inclusive, competitive rugby club with Women’s and Men’s XVs and 7s programs along with an Old Boys and Old Girls sides and an active alumni network. Players from our women’s side have played for the US nationally (Sevens, Eagles As, U-23s), the Philippines National Team, and the Northeast Academy.

MEN’S XVs HEAD COACH

The Village Lions RFC is searching for a new Head Coach for its Men’s XVs program.

Going into our 30th year, the Village Lions have one of the strongest rugby cultures in the US, a rich history of competitive success, and a player base that draws from all over the world. Following a National D2 semifinal appearance in 2016, we are now rebuilding with the goal of again becoming a Northeast powerhouse.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced coach to help shape and develop the our XVs program over the next 2 years. This position will also be part of a burgeoning culture of performance coaching we are proactively developing at the Village Lions. Coaches who have received formal training in coaching and have a track record of success will be prioritized for attention.

The new coach will work with a pool of trainee club coaching assistants, Tiger Rugby, and coaching staff from Rugby United NY, the professional club in New York City. The focus will be on the following: strength and conditioning plans, development of player and decision-making skills, match strategy, and training plans. Importantly, the coach will seek out best practice and innovative approaches in XVs rugby.

The Spring 2019 season will being in February and run through May, with the Fall League season starting in August and running through November. Practices are currently held Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the Bronx (Mott Haven) with matches on Randall’s Island. A stipend is provided, plus travel to tournaments, and a bonus should the team go to Championship games.

Prospective applicants are asked to provide the following:

  • Your rugby CV and references
  • The outline of your coaching program for the XVs pre-season, season and post-season.
  • A sample plan for one or more XV’s training sessions
  • Your vision for how you would move our program to the next level.

Applications should be sent to the Village Lions, care of John Greally: greally.john@gmail.com

The Village Lions RFC is a 501(c)3 organization founded in Greenwich Village, NYC in 1989. We are an inclusive, competitive rugby club with Men’s and Women’s XVs and 7s programs along with an Old Boys and Old Girls sides and an active alumni network. The Lions have had players from over 45 countries and have had players capped for National Teams such as Samoa, Philippines, Benin, Guyana and Luxembourg.

Fall Communications & Video Intern

Position is for the for the 2018 Spring Campaign only. It is an unpaid internship looking to provide a professional experience working with high level video Canon and GoPro Video systems. As well as video editing using Adobe Creative Suite and Dartfish Analytics Software to provide data spreadsheets to Coaching Staff.

Fall Communications & Video Intern

Position is for the for the 2018 Summer Campaign only. It is an unpaid internship looking to provide a professional experience working with high level video Canon and GoPro Video systems. As well as video editing using Adobe Creative Suite and Dartfish Analytics Software to provide data spreadsheets to Coaching Staff.

To apply please contact: secretary@villagelions.org