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Staff Evaluation and Selection for the North American and Caribbean Handball Confederation Championships

Aug. 05, 2020, 2 p.m. (ET)

Category: USA Team Handball Men’s Senior National Team


The Men’s National Team Staff Selection Committee will be identifying and evaluating qualified staff members for the USA Team Handball Delegation for the North American and Caribbean Handball Championships currently scheduled to be held November 1 – 8, 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made USA Team Handball-sponsored activities such as competition-based evaluations and in-person training camps challenging to conduct. Therefore, we will be conducting the identification and evaluations utilizing an application and interview evaluation process to select the staffing delegation for the NACHC Championships, November 2020.


Evaluation for Senior Men’s National Team Staff Delegation Selection Process:


Timeline:

  • August 5, 2020: Notification for Staff Application and Interview Evaluation 
  • August 18, 2020: Staff Cover Letter and Resume Submission Deadline 
  • August 5 - 20, 2020: Staff Cover Letter and Resume Evaluations 
  • August 18 - 20, 2020: Staff Telephone and Online Interviews 
  • August 24, 2020: Staff Selection Committee to form Provisional List (provisional list may include up to eight potential staff positions)
  • August 31, 2020: Provisional List sent to NACHC/IHF 
  • September 30, 2020: Final Staff Selections for NACHC Championships 
  • September 30, 2020: Notification of Selection and Convocation Letters to Staff Delegation 


All interested athletes must meet the following requirements:

  • Staff applicant must have a valid passport with more than 6 months remaining from last date of the NACHC Championships
  • Staff applicant must have a current 'greenlighted' NCSI Background Check, must meet the most recent requirements of the USOPC Responsible Sport Organization background check policy
  • The ‘greenlight’ NCSI Background Check must have been issued within a minimum of 24 months and will not expire during the dates of the NACHC Championships
  • If no background check is on record with the USA Team Handball Operations, the staff applicant must pay for a background check to be completed as his own expense
  • Staff applicant must have a current Safe Sport Training Certification for 2020 on record with the USA Team Handball Operations
  • Staff applicant must be physically able to perform during the designated competition period
  • Staff applicant must agree to follow and sign the USA Team Handball Code of Conduct
  • Staff applicant must follow ALL Men’s National Team rules
  • Staff applicant must follow ALL prescribed COVID-19 Return to Competition Policies of USA Team Handball
  • Staff applicant must acknowledge the risks of International travel and physical requirements of NACHC Championships
  • Staff applicant must acknowledge a willingness to perform the duties described for the position and participate for the full term of the competition


Staff Applicant Submission Criteria for Evaluation:


The follow positions may be considered for the Staff Delegation for the NACHC Championships:

  • Team Leader: Head of the delegation represents the National Governing Body, serves as primary point of contact and liaison between the USATH, USOPC, and the NACHC, before, during, and after the competition. Exercises overall management responsibilities, makes team financial decisions, produces daily schedules, ensures compliance to team rules and code of conduct, and Covid protocols, on behalf of NGB for the delegation. The Team Leader manages and communicates the activities for the delegation, prepares pre-tournament paperwork, travel itineraries, daily practice and competition schedules, and departure travel plan after the conclusion of the championships. This position is responsible for the management of team bus travel, meals, uniform distribution, laundry, and collection of team clothing at the completion of the tournament. Provides the USATH Governance with an ‘after action report’ at the conclusion of the competition. Must have served in a similar position in the past.
  • Head Coach: Prepares athletes and team for competitive excellence on the court. Leads, guides, trains, teaches, and manages the athletes and team during all phases of the competition. The Head Coach is responsible for all aspects of the technical meetings, team preparation, game strategies, post-game responsibilities and etiquette. Must have served in a similar position in the past.
  • Assistant Coach: Assists the Head Coach in all matters of his responsibilities including leading athlete pre-game warm up and post-game cool down sessions, managing the bench during competitions, and communicating with the USATH medical staff to ensure individual athletes are scheduled for pregame and postgame treatments. Must have served in a similar position in the past.
  • Goalie Coach: Prepares goalkeeping athletes for competitive excellence on the court. Leads, guides, trains, teaches, and manages the goalkeepers during all phases of the competition. The Goalie Coach is a specialist position coach and must have previous experience at preparing national team and/or division 1 or 2 clubs goalies. Must have served in a similar position in the past.
  • Video Technician: Assists the Head Coach and Assistant Coach as a sport technical advisor utilizing video capture technology. This position includes but is not limited to capturing game film, analyzing the content for games preparation and post-game review, and other duties as assigned for the benefit of the team. Must have served in a similar position in the past.
  • Athlete Trainer (USOPC Medical Requirements Review): Provides counsel and advice to athletes and coaches for injury prevention, at training sessions and matches, and delivers pre and post-game treatment for injuries during tournament. Ensure that athletes follow Covid infection prevention protocols. The Certified Athletic Trainer is a specialized professional that provides care to the athletes. The Athletic Trainer applicant will be required to undergo a medical credentials review, medical background check, completed training in sports medicine and meet all other general requirements to fulfill this delegation staff position. Must have served in a similar position in the past.
  • Physician (USOPC Medical Requirements Review): Provides medical care to the athletes and staff, ensures that proper Covid infection prevention protocols are in place and met for the delegation. The Team Physician is licensed to practice medicine in the United States and has met the qualifications and requirements for treating the athletes and staff of a member NGB of the United State Olympic and Paralympic Committee. The Team Physician applicant will be required to undergo a medical credentials review, medical background check, completed training in sports medicine, and meet all general requirements to fulfill this delegation staff position. Must have served in a similar position in the past.
  • Sport Psychologist (USOPC Medical Requirements Review): Provides sports psychology counseling and instruction to the athletes, ensures that proper Covid infection prevention protocols are followed by the delegation. The team’s Sport Psychologist is licensed to practice psychology in the United States and has met the qualifications and requirements for treating the athletes a member NGB of the United State Olympic and Paralympic Committee. The Sport Psychologist applicant will be required to undergo a medical credentials review, medical background check, completed training in sports psychology, and meet all general requirements to fulfill this delegation staff position. Must have served in a similar position in the past.


Submit Cover Letter, Resume, and Credentials to the following:



Please refer questions to Dee Miller, at email: dee.miller.tx@gmail.com or USATH Administrative Manager, Emily Hewitt at emily.hewitt@usateamhandball.org