Minneapolis Public Schools Coaches are teachers of athletic activities. In this role, they have specific duties and responsibilities. Some of these duties and responsibilities include the following:
- Monitor and support the academic progress of the athletes in the program. Aid athletes in meeting the academic eligibility requirements and maximizing their academic potential.
- Be responsible for the instruction and supervision of the fundamentals and specific direction of the program so that each and every athlete has the equal opportunity to improve.
- Abide by the rules of the game in letter and spirit.
- Know, understand, support and adhere to school, district, state and national policies and philosophies.
- Keep an up-to-date list of team members by grade and ID number.
- Provide an environment free of safety hazards.
- Constantly and consistently maintain exemplary conduct at practices and games that reflect an attitude of respect and courtesy toward teammates, opponents, officials and spectators and require team members to do the same.
- Plan, organize and supervise regular practice sessions to include an effective conditioning program and provide an opportunity for every athlete to improve.
- Understand and practice the proper care and prevention of injuries.
- Attend rules interpretation meetings yearly to stay currently informed of the rules of the sport or activity and hold preseason meetings with parents and athletes.
- Know, understand, support and adhere to the state, district and school eligibility rules. In addition, aid the Building Athletic Director in counseling students on these rules so they will not participate in any activity that will jeopardize their eligibility.
- Assist the Building Athletic Director with the collection and maintenance of required records including physical exam forms, eligibility bulletins, parent permission form, insurance disclaimer form, participation fees, transportation requests and award winners.
- Assist the Building Athletic Director in establishing a non-conference schedule.
- Request and schedule district-arranged transportation whenever needed.
- Establish and implement an awards (lettering) policy for the sport or activity.
- Provide each athlete and Building Athletic Director with written expectations with regard to attendance, attitude, procedure for communicating with coaches when students cannot attend games or practices, squad size and procedures for selecting the squad, bus procedures, etc. These rules should be distributed at the initial team meeting and to any student who may join the team after the initial meeting.
- Submit a statement concerning how you will promote multicultural, gender fair and students with disabilities in your program
- Responsible for supervision of all student athletes during practices, games and on buses. This is to include making sure students get on and off buses before and after each game. Coaches are responsible for clearing and securing areas (field, gyms, and locker rooms) BEFORE LEAVING THE BUILDING. All athletes and at least one coach must use transportation provided by the school district.
Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.