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Head Coach, The Point Fencing Club and School (Champaign, IL)

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Start Date: January 2019

Job Description:

The Point Fencing Club and School is a competitive and recreational sport fencing club that seeks to promote and develop the art, sport, discipline and joy of fencing−through teaching, mentoring, and competitions. The Head Coach will be responsible for coaching and administration of the youth and adult fencing classes, coaching the University of Illinois team, and developing a competitive youth traveling team. They will be responsible for overseeing the club during open hours, providing training opportunities for members and supervising open fencing. The Head Coach will be available to provide private lessons to meet the needs of members of the club.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develops, implements, and manages instructional programs for members including but not limited to:
Introductory Adult Classes
Introductory Youth Classes
Intermediate and Advanced Youth Classes
Private Lessons
Structured footwork and bladework drills
Grows club membership through development, implementation, and management of successful programs.
Develops and supports a competitive youth travel team.
Engages with parents/guardians of youth fencers to provide them with necessary information.
Coaches, develops, and supports the University of Illinois team, maintaining the program at a competitive level.
Opens and closes the club, managing the operation of the club during open hours.
Coordinates with the Board of Directors and other volunteers to further the club’s mission.
Keeps up-to-date on FIE and USFA rules, regulations, and interpretations as well as keeping up-to-date on current trends in the sport.
Assists with administrative duties.


Education and/or Experience
Extensive experience teaching and coaching sport fencing is required. Experience with all three weapons is preferred.
USFCA Certification is preferred.
Postsecondary Degree in sports science, kinesiology, fitness, physical education, physiology, or a related field is preferred.
Previous international or national success as a coach or an athlete is a plus.
Language Skills
Fluency in English, both verbal and written, is required.
Willingness to lead through example and act as a positive role model for all club members.
Must be able to obtain US Fencing Coach membership (background screening and Safesport training/testing).
Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Application Instructions:

Please contact Richard Mouche by email at (preferred), or telephone 312-301-7084

Additional Information

Please note that Champaign/Urbana is the home of the University of Illinois main campus with student population of 48,000 and a city population of 207,000. Good opportunity to continue education and coach or work days and coach evenings.

Contact Information:

Richard Mouche (President)


Job posted December 17, 2018