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Guest Coach Steve Piatek Leading Feb 16 Session at Lamport

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

This Saturday (Feb 16 @ 5pm) we have a special guest coach session at Lamport! Steve Piatek will be leading the clinic and we invite all senior players (women and men) to come out for what will undoubtedly be an excellent training session. Bring cleats, mouthguard and water.

Get to know Steve Piatek:
A philosophy that is based on smart rugby, all skills for all players and “hard work beats talent” guides me as a player and coach. My passion for the game that has stretched for 20 years; most of which has been in the rugby mad town of Brantford. Specializing in kick, pass and attack; career highlights include multiple McCormick Cups, multiple age grade National Championship Gold medals, Canada age grade, Canada A caps and a semi professional stint in the south of France. My coaching experience also includes the last 3 years as Assistant Coach with the Brantford Harlequins, 5 years with Upright Rugby Academy and 10+ years coaching Brantford high schools St. John’s College and Assumption College.

Nomads Senior Training (Women’s and Men’s) Starts February 2

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

We’re happy to announce that the 2019 Nomads’ Senior Rugby preseason training kicks off this Saturday, February 2 at Lamport Stadium from 5:00—6:30 p.m. This open to any new or returning players of all skill and experience levels and is completely free to try! What to bring: 

  • cleats or running shoes
  • water bottle 
  • mouthguard (if you have one)
  • a willingness to learn and have fun!! 

We’ll be running these every Saturday (except Feb 9) from now until April 13 – please feel free to reach out if you have any questions! info@torontonomads.com is the best way to reach us. 

 

JOB POSTING: Senior Women’s Rugby Head Coach      

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

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Club Overview

The Nomads Senior Women’s teams are currently searching for a head coach for the 2019 season. The Toronto Nomads are one of six Toronto rugby clubs who founded the Toronto Rugby Union (TRU) and Ontario Rugby Union (ORU) in 1950. The club is comprised of senior rugby teams: three men’s,  two women’s; and junior rugby teams: U19s, U18s, U16s, U14s and U12s. The Toronto Nomads train in downtown Toronto, and home rugby games are hosted at Fletchers Fields.

The senior women’s team currently plays in the Ontario Women’s League and have athletes ranging from the beginner level to the national level. 

Reporting to the Director of Women’s Rugby, the Head Coach will deliver results and create a framework for long-term rugby success. The ideal candidate is looking for a project that extends beyond a single season and understands the value of longer term coach-player relationships.

 

Key Skills/ Attribute

 

  • Create a clear statement of intent to include:
    • Coaching philosophy
    • Goals and team vision
    • Season plan
    • Prioritize player safety and welfare
  • Leadership
    • Create a culture of accountability through clear and equitable communication
    • Manage working relationships both within the team and throughout the club
    • Effectively manage personnel challenges in a timely manner.
    • Creates an organizational structure with key personnel able to assist when needed
  • Training/ coaching
    • Develop and document a training plan for the season
    • Deliver well-structured practice sessions that develop both individual and unit skills
    • Shares technical knowledge in an understandable and applicable manner
    • Utilize outside resources to add technical/ tactical value to the coaching when appropriate
    • Clearly communicate development expectations and provide timely feedback to all players throughout the season
  • Match day
    • Select the team for each game and communicate to the group by Thursday prior to a Saturday game
    • Travel with the team to both home and away games throughout the season
    • Model the Nomad values and standards throughout all games
    • Effectively manage game time operations and work closely with the Director of Rugby to ensure efficient logistics throughout the day.

 

Preference will be given to those with:

  • Experience coaching multiple skill levels within the same practice
  • The ability to think creatively and adapt to changing situations

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Level 1 NCCP coaching certification or 5+ years combined playing and coaching experience

 

***Please note that this is a part-time position that is paid an honorarium***

 

To apply, please send the following items to the Toronto Nomads Senior Women’s Director, Natalie Rosecky, at: info@torontonomads.com

  • Resume
  • Brief description of coaching style
  • Outline of season overview and one sample practice plan

Nomads Winter Training to Begin January 5 for Young Ruggers Age 4–18

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

The Nomads are one of the only clubs in Ontario with year-round training. We begin next Saturday, January 5, 2018. Please let all your friends with kids age 4–18 know about our amazing winter programming. Email playrugby@nomadsjuniorrugby.com for more details.

Touch Rugby Saturdays Start January 5!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Join us for Touch Rugby Every Saturday Jan–April at Lamport Stadium

Our outdoor season begins in early May, but we keep those skills sharp all year round starting with indoor touch rugby on Saturdays at Lamport Stadium at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to join! $10 a session, new players and friends always welcome.

Starting Feb 2, 2019, we will also begin with contract training and special rugby clinics at Lamport Stadium (still at 5:00 p.m.) where we will have two fields dedicated to senior rugby training sessions. 

AGM

Monday, November 26th, 2018

The Annual General Meeting is Saturday, December 8 at 4:00 p.m., and will begin promptly at that time at The Fountain bar located 1261 Dundas St. West (at Dovercourt Rd.). The AGM will be followed by the 12 Pints of Xmas Pub Crawl to be planned by Andrew Prior (so you know it’s going to be awesome). 

All positions on the executive are open–so if you think you’re an epic party planner, run for social! If you think you’re a social media savant, kick Caroline to the curb. Or, if you think you have what it takes to be president, we’re looking for a new president, as well.

The Nomads are a democracy, run by volunteers who work hard to make our club a success. Many of the executive have been serving for multiple years and are ready to hang up their volunteer spurs. They are all willing to onboard for six months to a year, so joining will not be a baptism by fire.

If you would like to know what’s involved, the job descriptions for all positions no the exec can be found here.

All Nomads who paid dues can vote in the election. Fees for a social membership, which earn you a vote, can be purchased day of. Please bring a cheque addressed to the Toronto Nomads for $200. 

We look forward to seeing you soon! Please join us for the AGM, as there will be beer! But if you can only make it for the pub crawl, that’s expected to kick off at 6pm and will loop around DuWest. Location to be posted in the Facebook event.