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Staff Evaluation And Selection For The 2021 IHF Men's World Championships

Nov. 10, 2020, 7:54 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 2021 IHF Men’s World Championships, currently scheduled to be held January 13 – 31, 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made USA Team Handball sponsored activities such as in-person national team tryouts and training camps challenging to conduct. Therefore, we will be conducting the staff selection identification and evaluations utilizing application submissions for the World Championship, taking place in January of 2021.

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

Timeline:

  • November 10, 2020: Notification for Staff Application and Interview Evaluation 
  • November 23, 2020: Deadline for Staff Cover Letter, Resume and Credentials Submission 
  • November 23 - December 5, 2020: Evaluations of Staff Cover Letter, Resume and Credentials 
  • December 5, 2020: Final Staff Selections conducted for World Championships
  • December 5, 2020: Notification of Selection and Convocation Letters to Staff Delegation 


Staff Applicant Submission Criteria for Evaluation:


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

  • Team Leader: Team Leader represents the National Governing Body, serves as primary point of contact and liaison between the USATH, USOPC, and the IHF, 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. 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. This position ensures compliance to team rules and code of conduct, and Covid protocols, on behalf of NGB for the delegation. Must have served in a similar position in the past.
  • Assistant Bench 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. This position may include specialty knowledge and skills for technical video analysis content for game preparation and debriefing. This position ensures compliance to team rules and code of conduct, and Covid protocols, on behalf of NGB for the delegation. Must have served in a similar position in the past.
  • Assistant Bench/Goalie Coach: Prepares team and goalkeeping athletes for competitive excellence on the court. Leads, guides, trains, teaches, and manages the players and goalkeepers during all phases of the competition. This position ensures compliance to team rules and code of conduct, and Covid protocols, on behalf of NGB for the delegation. 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 as a in a similar position in the past.
  • Team Manager/Technical: Assists the Team Leader and coaching staff as a support personnel. This position is responsible for the management of team activities in support of the Team Leader. The Team Manager manages travel schedule, local logistics of bus, meals, uniform distribution, laundry, and collection of team clothing at the completion of the tournament. This position ensures compliance to team rules and code of conduct, and Covid protocols, on behalf of NGB for the delegation. Provides the USATH Governance with an ‘after action report’ at the conclusion of the competition. This position may provide technical support utilizing video capture technology. Must have served in a similar position in the past.
  • Certified Athlete Trainer (USOPC Medical Requirements Review): Provides counsel and advice to athletes and coaches for injury prevention during 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.
  • Media/Communication Specialist: Serves as liaison between team delegation and all media; and assists USA Team Handball, IHF, and USOPC with publicity efforts for organization. Meets requirements and ensures that proper Covid infection prevention protocols are in place and met for the delegation.

Submit Cover Letter, Resume, and Credentials (which includes all certifications) to the following:


  • Dee Miller, USATH Board of Directors, email: dee.miller.tx@gmail.com
  • Sarah Gascon, USATH Athlete Representative, email: sarah.gascon@usateamhandball.org
  • Christian Latulippe, USATH Women Head Coach, email: christian@usateamhandball.org
  • Patrick Jalabert, USATH Competition Committee Chairperson, email: patrick@chicagointer.org
  • Emily Hewitt, USATH Administrative Manager, email: emily.hewitt@usateamhandball.org

Please refer to the full procedures document on our Athlete & Staff Selection page for more information about eligibility requirements.

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