Physical Preparation & Junor Performance Support Lead

Federations & Major Events
United Kingdom
Full Time
Competitive
11 / 12

The physical preparation & junior performance support lead will play a significant leadership and delivery role as part of an inter-disciplinary team to ensure junior players experience high quality physical preparation between the ages of 11 – 18. As part of a decentralised programme of support, this role balances direct physical preparation delivery with a significant advisory and case management responsibility and the successful candidate will have a proven ability to effect change both through direct delivery and via the ability to engage, educate and influence others involved in the physical development of British junior tennis players.

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About the role

The physical preparation & junior performance support lead will play a significant leadership and delivery role as part of an inter-disciplinary team to ensure junior players experience high quality physical preparation between the ages of 11 – 18. As part of a decentralised programme of support, this role balances direct physical preparation delivery with a significant advisory and case management responsibility and the successful candidate will have a proven ability to effect change both through direct delivery and via the ability to engage, educate and influence others involved in the physical development of British junior tennis players.

The LTA, through its vision “Tennis Opened up”, is committed to creating a diverse environment where all colleagues feel included and a strong sense of belonging. We are proud to actively invite applications from all candidates who meet the essential criteria and are able to work in the UK, and we commit that everyone will receive equal consideration for employment irrespective of your disability, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, or age.

Key Accountabilities

Management and Leadership

  • Develop a strategy to physically develop young British tennis players within the context of decentralised programme with diverse approaches towards physical development.
  • Assist the Head of Performance Science and Medicine by coordinating the LTA Delivered performance services through the National Performance Pathway (NPP), assuring effective interdisciplinary working at camps, competitions and selections.
  • Oversee the delivery of CPD and connection opportunities for a network of Tennis S&C practitioners working within British tennis
  • Case manage the performance support of all National Academy and NAGP 16U players
  • Support the annual review of Regional Player Development Centre (RPDC) performance support delivery
  • Develop and implement systems and methodologies to evaluate the success of the S+C team’s work both internally and externally
  • Support the operational line management of 4 x S&C coaches and coordination of S&C team meetings
  • Line manage the LTA Performance Team sport scientist
  • Act as main point of contact for the LTAs research partnership with Podium Analytics in the areas of exposure, growth and maturation
  • Develop and deliver coach and parent education content related to the physical development of junior tennis players
  • Contribute to the implementation of world-class physical assessment and monitoring techniques and policies to guide selection, decision-making, individual development planning and track progress through the pathway

Delivery

  • Develop and where appropriate deliver tennis specific and individualised long term athlete development and injury rehabilitation programmes to identified junior players on the NAGP 16U pathway
  • Develop and where appropriate deliver Tennis specific group athlete development and injury rehabilitation sessions as part of selected LTA Delivered camps and trips for players between the ages of 11-18

This job specification is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in light of the changing needs of the organisation.

Person Specification

  • Masters in S&C or a related filed with UKSCA accreditation
  • Proven track record of effective leadership of an S&C team in High Performance Sport
  • Recent experience working within elite sports Performance environments
  • Experience in the design, implementation and monitoring of Programmes for junior and Senior athletes
  • Proven track record of developing and leading strategy across multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience working in close collaboration with a variety of stakeholders and a number of Teams or Individual athletes concurrently
  • Satisfactory Barred DBS check
  • Desirable experience of tennis/racket-based sports

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