The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has invited applications for the posts of foreign and Indian coaches as well as high performance manager for the country’s senior and junior shooters across disciplines.
The tenure of the contract will be till the 2024 Paris Olympic Games from the date of appointment.
The coaching staffs positions have been left vacant since the NRAI decided to terminate the contracts of all coaches last year.
The move followed a review by the national federation in the wake of the Indian shooting team’s disastrous outing at the Tokyo Olympics, where they failed to win a single medal, five years after returning empty-handed from the Rio Games in 2016.
“The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) invites applications from highly qualified and experienced foreign coaches to train the Indian shooting team/national squad for achieving excellence in all major international competitions including Olympic Games 2024,” the NRAI said in its advertisement.
The federation is also looking to hire high performance manager for the shooters in rifle, pistol and shotgun disciplines.
“The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) invites applications for appointment of a qualified and experienced High-Performance Manager (HPM) for its national squad of shooters in the discipline of rifle, pistol and shotgun.” The HPM, primarily, will be responsible for monitoring the training and development program of the shooters to “achieve excellence in the sport to perform” at various international competitions.
All the appointments are subject to approval by the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
Besides, the NRAI has also invited Expression of Interest (EOI) from Indian nationals for the appointment of coaches for senior and junior shooters on contract basis, for the “national squad/Indian shooting team and empanelment of coaches for promotion of the shooting sport and training of shooters at state and district level”.
As far as the major requirements for the coaches and HPM are concerned, the applicants must be below 65 years of age and should have played at the Olympics/continental games/Commonwealth Games/World Championships or other continental championships besides having previous coaching experience at the top level with established shooters.