New Hampshire Junior Roller Derby (NHJRD) is seeking a dedicated head coach for our skating program. We are looking for someone who is team oriented who can lead a coaching staff in motivating skaters and developing a quality coaching program.

To apply submit a letter of intent detailing your interest, skills, and experience by August 11, 2017. Please submit it to We will review your information and send feedback/invite you for a meet and greet.

General Description:
The NHJRD Head Coach is responsible for coaching junior roller derby skaters in game strategies, developing basic and advanced skating skills to prepare them for athletic competition in compliance with the rules and regulations of Junior Roller Derby Association (JRDA) and New Hampshire Junior Roller Derby.

This position is a contract position with a compensation rate of $250.00 per 6-week session.

Coach the team in all practices
Creates practice plans and manages practice time effectively
Give skaters feedback throughout the season
Motivate skaters
Directs implementation of roller derby skills and strategies based on current rule set and game play strategies
Coach the team in all games
Plan, implement and control pre-game preparation and communication with the team
Develop rosters and lines with other coaches and management staff
Ensure that all team members uphold the rules and regulations of JRDA
Holds skaters accountable for performance and attitude
Creates a learning environment that falls in line with the league motto of “Be Brave. Work Hard.”
Coordinates coaching needs with NHJRD Board of Directors (BOD)
Coaches will abide by the JRDA and NHJRD’s Code of Conduct.
Other duties as assigned

Coaching OR athletic background (Roller Derby/skating background or experience preferred)
Strong leadership skills and an ability to manage change in a positive and inclusive manner
Strong communication skills
Effective planning and organizational skills
Knowledge of current JRDA rule set or willingness to learn the appropriate rule set
Skill in establishing maintaining effective working relationships with athletes, volunteers, staff, and the public within a diverse participant population
Interest in the sport of roller derby and staying up to date with the latest strategies
Experience working with youth

Work Environment:
Availability for practices on Monday, Tuesday, and/or Wednesday nights (5:30pm-7:30pm) and some weekends for pre-scheduled bouts
Ability to commit to time requirements: 18 hours/per 6-week session required + 6 hours for practice planning and any extra events (bouts/scrimmages), from January to late November.
Ability to travel locally for team practices and competitions
Must be willing to complete a background check
Must be willing to complete a 30-minute online concussion training

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, and physical demands required of volunteer personnel so classified.