High Performance Manager Cork GAA

The High Performance Manager (HPM) will be responsible for all high performance matters within Cork GAA and will report to the Chief Executive Officer. In addition, the HPM will partner with the CEO, Cork GAA staff and team managers to develop and strengthen strategies relating to player development within all Cork teams.

The primary function of the HPM is to develop and maintain a high performance system incorporating a developmental pathway from underage to senior level in addition to cultivating an elite athlete programme capable of producing a large cohort of players capable of successfully competing at adult intercounty Gaelic Games.

Job Requirements

     1 – Planning 

  • Plan, develop and implement a system to deliver a successful performance programme.
  • Develop an annual high performance plan from underage to senior for approval by the County CEO.
    Report regularly to the CEO on progress in implementing the high performance plan.
  • Prepare formal progress reviews.

      2 – Organisation and Management

  • Collaborate in the creation of a winning culture and environment across all Cork teams.
  • Ensure the provision of optimal coaching, sports science, medical and lifestyle support for all Cork players.
  • Recruit, direct and manage a coaching and support team with the skills and experience necessary to ensure that the goals of the HP plan are achieved.
  • Establish and review annual performance objectives for all HP staff.
  • Implement an optimal sports science and medical support structure around all Cork teams.
  • Ensure positive staff morale through effective recruitment, people management practices and behaviour.

      3 – Coaching and Training Programme

  • Ensure the development, documentation, communication and effective implementation of annual coaching and training programmes for all Cork players.
  • Ensure the advance planning and effective implementation of all training programmes.
    Where necessary directly supervise coaching activity.
  • Collaborate in the creation of appropriate Coach Education and CPD programmes at Club, School and County levels.

      4 – Talent Identification and Development

  • Support the Talent Development Manager in developing, communicating and ensuring the effective implementation of an appropriate talent identification and development programme across the county.
  • Assist in the monitoring/support of players who fall outside development squads/county panels.
  • This job description is not meant to be exhaustive in nature. There are items including Athlete Welfare, Budgets and Stakeholder Relationships required of the role not specified above.
  • Full-time 3 year contract.

The person appointed will be responsible for all high performance matters within Cork GAA. They will partner with the CEO, Cork GAA staff and team managers to develop and strengthen strategies relating to player development within Cork GAA.

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