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Wheelchair Rugby Coach

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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare


Gaylord Sports Association Coaches are responsible for planning, organizing and delivering an appropriate training program for an adaptive sports team or program, as well as teaching the rules, techniques and technical aspects of the sport. The team coach will assist individual players with skill development and help each athlete to work towards their full potential. Coaches represent Gaylord Hospital, the Sports Association and are the primary spokesperson for their team. This position may require weekend availability, weekday evening availability and out of state weekend travel for tournaments or events. Coach duties are performed under the direction of the Sports Association Program Manager.

The Wheelchair Rugby Coach will organize and run practices 1x/week from September through February and will attend weekend tournaments or events approximately 4-6 times per season. Practices are located in Hartford, CT on Saturdays from 12 noon - 2:00 pm. This is a volunteer position, however a coaching stipend will be offered to cover your expenses.

Wheelchair rugby is a fast paced, full contact team sport that combines elements of rugby, basketball and handball. Men and women who have a physical disability compete on the same teams and in the same competitions. Wheelchair rugby is played indoors on a basketball sized hardwood court, and physical contact between wheelchairs is an integral part of the game. Each team has four players on court and the aim is to score by carrying the ball across the goal line.

Please contact us for the full job description or for additional information. 203-284-2772 or

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About Gaylord Specialty Healthcare


50 Gaylord Farm Road, Wallingford, CT 06492, US

Mission Statement

To enhance health, maximize function, and transform lives.


Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a rehabilitation-focused, nonprofit health system that provides inpatient and outpatient care for people at every point in their journey from illness or injury to maximum recovery.

Gaylord is widely recognized for its leadership in treating patients with a spinal cord injury, brain Injury, or stroke and those requiring pulmonary, cardiac, or complex medical care, as well as sports-related injuries. It is the only rehabilitation system licensed as a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) in Connecticut that is accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) for both inpatient and outpatient programs.

The system is anchored by Gaylord Hospital and includes Gaylord Outpatient Services and Gaylord Physical Therapy. Together, these entities deliver a complete continuum of rehab care driven by technology, research, clinical experience, and compassion.

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50 Gaylord Farm RoadWallingford, CT 06492






  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training

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