This position is responsible for the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown/Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton High School Cross Country team. It is responsible for coaching student athletes in game strategies and techniques to prepare them for athletic competition and life. Position teaches student-athletes to develop an appreciate of the sport and what you can learn through the sport.
Perform essential functions listed below satisfactorily. Playing or coaching experiences are preferred, but not required. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommadations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. MSHSL Coaching Certification is required by the first day of practice.
Hold organization meetings for team prospects and encourage potential athletes to participate in the sport.
Work with the activities director and the co-head coach from Waterville-Elysian-Morristown and JWP in scheduling practices, competitions, and facilities for all events.
Plan effective and organized practices that maximize coaches and players abilities, and properly prepare team for competitions.
Assess athletes’ readiness for practice and competition. Practice plans should include progression of skill development and conditioning improvement.
Be or assign a school board approved coach to be physically present to provide supervision. Supervision must be included on the field of play, locker room, training room, and anywhere the sport requires them to be. Athletes must be denied access when coach cannot be physically present to supervise.
Athletic practice must be characterized by instruction that accounts for a logical sequence of fundamentals that consider the developmental level of the athlete and that lead to an enhanced progression of player knowledge, skill, and capability. Instruction must move from simple to complex and known to unknown.
Practices must account for a progression of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal conditioning regimens that prepare athletes sequentially for more challenging practices and competitive activities. Consideration must be given to student readiness and maturational factors. In addition, consideration should include weather conditions and their impact on student health. Athletes should not be subjected to intense or prolonged conditioning during periods of extreme heat and humidity, or when frostbite may be a factor. *Injured athletes who require the services of a physician may not return to practice or competition without written permission of the physician.