On Wednesday, USA Cricket published an advertisement for a number of new women’s cricket positions in view of the strategic focus on Women’s and Girl’s Cricket. The three positions advertised are 1) Volunteer Women’s co-ordinators, 2) Women’s National Team Manager, and 3) Women’s Team Physio/Athletic trainer.
Volunteer Women’s Coordinators:
They will be responsible for performing activities and initiatives that will help in increasing the participation of female cricketers, deepen levels of engagement and improve performances. In addition, they will be required to support the delivery of a new domestic structure which will provide meaningful and competitive cricketing opportunities to women and girls across the country. They will work closely with USA Cricket and the current Volunteer Youth Coordinators to ensure that the programs and competitions help to deliver the objectives in an effective manner. USA Cricket is looking for at least one coordinator for each of the six Zones across the country.
The Women’s Team Manager:
The team manager will be responsible for providing support across all domestic and international aspects of the USA Women’s Senior and Under 19 Team operations, including the monitoring and support of an effective and efficient high-performance environment for Team USA Women’s squads.
The Women’s Team Physio/Athletic Trainer:
The physio/trainer will be expected to work with other performance team members (team physicians, performance coaches, nutritionists, mental skills coaches, massage therapists) to achieve optimal health, well-being, and performance of the players; including in respect of injury prevention, rehabilitation, return to play activities, recovery, and performance enhancement.
Chair of the USA Cricket Women and Girls Committee, Nadia Gruny, commented, “We are very excited by the plans we’re developing to give women and girls more opportunities than ever before to participate as players, officials, administrators and fans, and to create a strong domestic system to support our national teams’ performances. We are looking for passionate and committed volunteers who will work with us to help deliver those plans and to support the new domestic structure which will feature for the first time, Senior and U19 National Championship events. The Committee has identified the huge opportunity to increase the number of women and girls who play and follow the sport in this country, and will ensure that we place that objective at the heart of our activities during 2021 with the support of the volunteer coordinators.”
USA Cricket Chief Executive, Iain Higgins, explained, “We have been working hard to develop an integrated cricketing calendar for 2021 which we hope to launch in the next week or so. Within that calendar, we are anticipating more international and domestic cricket for women and girls than ever before. This includes separate National Championships for Senior and U19s, supported by an underlying new domestic structure that complements the existing domestic women’s competitions and events that are played each year, as well as high-quality international competition throughout the year. The appointment of a team manager for both the Senior and Under 19 team and a physio/athletic trainer follows the recent selection of National Training Groups for Women’s Senior and U19s and the appointment of an Under 19 Coach, and is further evidence of our desire to make progress against our strategic objective of increasing the performance of our national teams.”
All roles are open for applications till Monday, 15 March 2021.
The article was first published on USAcricket
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