Drive. Passion. Focus.

Welcome to IRONWILL FOOTBALL

Join Our Team

WELCOME

At IRONWILL FOOTBALL we believe that our staff is the reason why we provide a great football & leadership experience for our campers. We select coaches who have a deep football background, but, most importantly, coaches who care about the athletes and who are dedicated to providing positive experiences at camp.

ABOUT US

IRONWILL FOOTBALL started with the vision to provide young football players with excellent coaching instruction to improve each player’s performance on the field. We bring together a group of exceptional coaches not only to provide coaching but to develop and extract leadership qualities out of each player. Our coaching staff has been inspired by their personal football and camp experiences which is why we have a passion for football and coaching young athletes.

Important Staff Information

Pay

Applicants must keep in mind that this job is not a get rich quick job. We provide competitive wages based on experience and years of service.

Summer camp hours are 35-45 hours per week and winter/spring camps are from 14-28 hours per camp.

Staff Requirements

Police Reference Check with vulnerable sector screening.
Emergency 1st aid/CPR certificate
NCCP Number
Coaches must be 18 and older. Either playing or played at CIS or Junior level or higher.

Dress Code

IRONWILL FOOTBALL staff is provided in with one camp t-shirt that must be worn at all times during camps hours. Staff are welcome to purchase additional shirts at any time.

Staff members are expected to give full participation to the program so appropriate gear is required. Staff must wear: IRONWILL FOOTBALL t-shirt, black shorts or black track pants, football cleats or running shoes.

Characteristics we LOOK FOR when choosing our staff

  • Is passionate about coaching and teaching the game of football.
  • Makes SAFETY a priority for campers and staff.
  • Shows respect to ALL (campers, parents and fellow IRONWILL FOOTBALL staff)
  • Is positive, enthusiastic and patient
  • Prepares and organizes to be the best instructor possible.

Characteristics we will not tolerate in our staff

  • – A “me first” attitude.
  • – The pay is more important than the kids
  • – Unpunctual
  • – Frequent absences
  • – Unwilling  to communicate effectively with fellow coaches, with our camper families and with our athletes
  • – Lack of motivation and passion for coaching young athletes and working on a team (Laziness)
  • – Using cell phone during camp time
  • – Impatient with towards camper, parents or staff
  • – Use of inappropriate language

2017 Camp Dates

  • Red Deer, Alberta April 1-2, 2017
  • Medicine Hat, Alberta April 29-30, 2017
  • Calgary, Alberta May 13 – 14, 2017
  • Taber, Alberta June 10-11, 2017

Football Instructors Responsibilities

  • Work with other camp staff to set up and lead football skills, drills, and, conditioning sessions.
  • Supervise a group of 7-12 players, aged 9-16 years old.
  • Demonstrate leadership in a supervisory role and be a positive and enthusiastic role model towards campers and staff.
  • Coach position specific skills/drills and give football lectures. Assist and lead athletic development sessions and team games.
  • Communicate with parents and provide positive feedback on camper’s football and leadership abilities.
  • Build close relationships with the players and meet the needs of the player when they have camp-related issues or require assistance.
  • Must be a person who takes initiative in situations
  • Must be able to work well in a team setting.
  • Share lunch time with the players promote healthy eating and fun. Ensure that cleanup is done after lunch.
  • Summer Camp Only: When swimming is on the schedule, must be willing to go enter the pool to provide supervision and/or assist in planning activities for campers who decide not to swim.

How to Apply to be an IRONWILL FOOTBALL Instructor

Applicants can apply but sending their cover letter and resume (please include previous coaching and/or team leadership experience) to coachburris@ironwillfootball.ca. Be sure to  include your full name in the subject line.

C.I.T Coach In Training

The purpose of the C.I.T is to gain experience and prepare the individual to become a coach at IRONWILL FOOTBALL (or on other teams). The C.I.T will work alongside with instructor, learning to prepare a practice plan, instruct drills, and, provide feedback to players.

With the close-supervision of the instructor, the C.I.T will, if necessary assist in the implementation of the emergency response plan.

You must be 17-18 to apply to be a C.I.T.  There is an honorarium compensation for this position and that will be determined based on age and camp experience.

An IRONWILL Coach in training must be responsible, positive, energetic and have a “can do” attitude.

How to Apply to be a Coach In Training

Applicants can apply by sending their cover letter and resume (please include previous coaching and/or team leadership experience) to coachburris@ironwillfootball.ca. Please include your full name in the subject line.

VOLUNTEERS

IRONWILL FOOTBALL welcomes all volunteers at our camps. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience for anyone interested in coaching sports, or in working in the summer camp or recreation industries.

Volunteers must have high energy and be a responsible individual who will assist in fostering a friendly, safe environment for our camper athletes.

This opportunity is perfect for high school students who need volunteers hours to graduate.

We value and treat our volunteers like a member of our team!

Applicants can apply by sending their cover letter and resume to coachburris@ironwillfootball.ca Be sure to include your full name in the subject line.

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