The Head Coach is responsible for helping each participating student achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and sportsmanship, and an increased level of self-esteem. The Head Coach reports to the on-site Athletic Director/LEAP Liaison and works under the auspices of the Varsity Head Coach in his/her sport.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Adheres to the Code of Conduct for Coaches; acts as a positive role model on and off the court/field/site, etc.;
- Adheres to Playing Fair: A Guide to Title IX in High School and College Sports;
- Coaches individual participants in the skills necessary for excellent achievement in the sport involved;
- Maintains competency in rules, rule interpretations, meet procedures, coaching techniques, and general information about all aspects of the sport;
- Works cooperatively with all TCAPS coaches, athletic directors/LEAP Liaison, and students to ensure a healthy, positive cross town rivalry;
- Recommends to the on-site Athletic Director/LEAP Liaison teams that may be scheduled and officials to be employed;
- Works with the Varsity Head Coach and/or on-site Athletic Director/LEAP Liaison to plan transportation and appropriate supervision at away contests in compliance with district travel policy and guidelines;
- Assists on-site Athletic Director/LEAP Liaison and Varsity Head Coach in recruiting, hiring and evaluating all coaches in his/her sport;
- Assigns duties to equipment managers, assistant coaches (if applicable), and helpers and evaluates their performance;
- Record Keeping Responsibilities
- Maintains an accurate and current squad roster and submits copies to the on-site Athletic Director/LEAP Liaison;
- Works closely with on-site Athletic Director/LEAP Liaison, Booster Club and Varsity Head Coach in the financing of his/her sport and fundraising efforts for his/her team.
- Develops a consistent and positive communications procedure through the school and media to inform the parents and the general public about his/her sport;
- Maintains accurate statistics, records, and results of the season;
- Arranges for the presentation of team awards through the on-site Athletic Director;
- Prepares a detailed uniform, equipment and supply request and submits it to the on-site Athletic Director/LEAP Liaison, and maintains a detailed inventory list of uniforms, equipment and supplies;
- Maintains necessary attendance forms, insurance records, and similar paperwork;
- Submits all grants with approval of central office and Athletic Director/LEAP Liaison,
- Advises coaches, students and parents of spring and fall opportunities for physicals at a reduced cost;
Athletic Behavior/Eligibility Responsibilities
- Enforces all rules of the Michigan High School Athletic Association related to his/her sport if applicable.
- Enforces discipline and sportsmanlike behavior at all times, and establishes and oversees penalties for breach of such standards by individual students;
- Establishes performance criteria for participation in interscholastic competition in his/her sport;
- Checks with Athletic Director/LEAP Liaison on individual athlete’s eligibility;
- Cooperates with the on-site Athletic Director/LEAP Liaison to verify that no candidate is issued equipment or allowed to practice until his/her physical examination card has been completed and his/her insurance coverage is in effect;
- Oversees the safety conditions of the facility or area in which assigned sport is conducted at all times that students are present;
- Enforces rules and regulations concerning conditioning of players and their health and safety;
- Reports injuries to the trainer if applicable and/or completes and submits accident reports to the on-site Athletic Director/LEAP Director;
- Exercises great care in dealing with all injuries and particularly those that are of a serious nature. In all cases, the coach should assure that the injured athlete is receiving competent medical care. Following injuries of a serious or prolonged nature, the coach should secure the signed approval of the doctor and parent before the athlete is allowed to participate again in athletic activities;
- Provides supervision of all athletes until they have left the building and/or site;
- Ensures that all windows, doors, and gates are locked in any area that has been used;
- Plans all practice sessions and supervises out-of-season conditioning program;
- Ensures a positive environment free of hazing, harassment, bullying and intimidating language and behaviors;
Other duties as required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
- Valid teaching certificate and a bachelor’s preferred.
- First aid and CPR training required within first two years and maintained thereafter.
- Experience in teaching, coaching, and sports medicine preferred.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrate success in area of application.