The national coach (Combat) is responsible for implementing the multi-year plan by providing training and coaching at elite competitions and courses, in line with the long-term philosophy and policy of the BSF, in order to achieve optimal results at the international level and the highest national level.
The national coach (Combat) reports to the committee on sport-related matters. The national coach (Combat) works together with the other coaches and specialist trainers involved in the squad's training and competition programme. The national coach (Combat) reports periodically on the progress of the individual athletes on the basis of a personal development plan
1. Trains elite athletes:
- analyses individual and team performance;
2. Coaches during elite events:
- analyses opponents and draws up a competition plan;
- determines tactics in competitions in consultation with the other coaches;
- conducts pre- and post-event analyses.
3. Supervises the technical development of elite athletes:
- supervises, informs, advises and supports elite athletes with every aspect (technical, tactical, physical, mental) of their career development;
- discusses the athlete's progress and produces a written, end of year report;
4. Directs and manages the elite-sports support team/athletes:
- directs coaches/assistant coaches;
- ensures athletes abide by agreements in respect of rules of conduct and obligations imposed by the BSF.
5. Gathers, develops and shares knowledge on technical aspects of the sport:
- seeks out relevant scientific and other developments that can contribute to the performance of elite athletes and creates opportunities for implementing them;
- participates in and develops knowledge networks;
- works specifically and actively on his own development on the basis of a personal development plan.
- Attend the British open every year and to co-ordinate selection to the British team from this event.
- Introduce yourself to the team selected after the British open with a quick informal meeting.
- The GB team or English team for the Presidents cup will also be selected from the British Open.
- As the national coach you must attend the world championships, which is held in November every year.
- You will be in charge of the team from the minute that they arrive at the airport and until they leave the airport on their arrival back in England.
- To ensure that the team get weighed in and coach them at National and home countries competitions.
- Disciplinary’s for fighters will also be your responsibility and inform the President of anything that has brought the BSF into disrepute.
- Contact everyone selected, either by a messenger group, phone or by email. Numbers and email address will be provided to you.
- Attend the Presidents cup each year.
- Run at least 3 National Team Training courses, this can be done at the Centre of Excellence in Sittingbourne or where ever you see fit to run them.
- Attend courses that other coaches are running, this is to get to know everyone and for them to get to know you as National coach (this is very important).
- Attend courses that will improve your position as national coach, IE freestyle wrestling course or Combat course etc...
- Provide national tracksuits, T-shirts and anything else of benefit to the team.
- Organise sponsorship
- Speak with National coach of Sport Sambo so everyone is on the same page.