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USA Wrestling Job Opportunity: National Men’s Freestyle Development & Resident Coach

by USA Wrestling

Position: USA Wrestling National Men’s Freestyle Development & Resident Coach

Reports to: USA Wrestling National Men’s Freestyle Head Coach

Position Summary: USA Wrestling is seeking a highly motivated coach with a proven track record of successfully leading Freestyle age-group development throughout the United States. The National Freestyle Developmental Coach is responsible for the recruitment, development, and training of our country’s top U15, U17, and U20 athletes.


• Direct and manage the OPTC Elite U20 Resident Program

o Recruit and develop top U20 athletes & integrate them into the USAW pipeline

o Develop and implement yearly competition and training schedule

• Coordinate and lead USA Wrestling’s U15, U17 and U20 Pan American & World Teams

• Assist the National Freestyle Coach in development and implementation of a national talent identification program

• Work closely with USAW state chapters in regard to talent identification, athlete development as well as sport and membership growth

• Work with USA Wrestling staff, coaches, athletes, and volunteer coaches to advance freestyle developmental programs

• Maintain consistent communication with all freestyle stakeholders, including athletes, coaches, volunteers, and officials

• Identify potential opportunities for external funding and assist in other fundraising

opportunities as directed by the National Freestyle Head Coach

• Work with the Freestyle National Team Coaches and National Coaches Education Program Manager to improve the freestyle and folkstyle portion of USA Wrestling’s Core Curriculum Series

• Recruit, cultivate, and support the freestyle volunteer coaching pool

• Represent USA Wrestling at international coaching clinics and conduct domestic

grassroots promotional activities

• Train and recruit youth coaches to incorporate age-group developmental best practices at their clubs

• Work closely with the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Sports Performance Staff to apply sports science principles to the sport of wrestling

• Assist in execution and development of a recruiting program aimed at drawing top-level NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA athletes to freestyle wrestling

• Develop and coordinate local, regional, national, and international training opportunities for U15, U17 and U20 athletes

• Assist the National Freestyle Head Coach in the development of a 4-year High-Performance Plan for each Olympic Quadrennium

• Assist the National Freestyle Head Coach in developing and maintaining annual budgets

• Other duties as assigned

Competencies and Skills: USA Wrestling seeks and individual who:

• Has developed elite level athletes

• Is experienced in leading teams

• Is skilled in the recruiting process

• Motivates and inspires athletes

• Understands long-term athlete development

• Communicates effectively

• Creates a positive and enthusiastic environment

• Works well in a team environment

• Effectively evaluates athlete talent, strengths, and weaknesses

• Follows and respects organizational policies and procedures

Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or higher

Travel: Domestic and International travel is required


• Must be able to successfully pass a USA Wrestling background screening (prior to hire date).

• Must successfully complete SafeSport Certification within two weeks of hire dateand prior to interacting with athletes.

Hiring Pay Range

$80,000-$125,000 per year depending on qualifications and experience.


• Paid vacation, personal and sick time

• Approximately 10 paid holidays per year

• 403 (b) retirement plan

• Medical, dental and vision insurance

• Employer paid life insurance

Other Information

The USA Wrestling Office is located in Colorado Springs, CO - ability to work from the office is required.

USA Wrestling is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Process: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and/or questions to:
Cody Bickley

+1.719.265.3647 (office direct)
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