The Player Safety Coach (PSC) serves as the point person for executing the required steps of Heads Up Football (HUF); leads the Tacoma Public School (TPS) District in other important safety initiatives related to football participation; provides the football program leadership and direction toward a better, safer game (via clinics, on-field monitoring and being available to answer questions); mentors coaches, parents and players.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Documents the observations from monitoring practices & games via the PSC dashboard software provided by USA Football for the purpose of providing direction toward a better, safer game.
- Plans and implements a schedule for each season with the building Athletic Director and the coaches for the issuing of equipment; makes safety checks and minor repairs; marks equipment with assigned school name and identification number for the purpose of serving as the point person.
- Distributes equipment and ensures proper fit to all participants as authorized by building Athletic Director; collects equipment issued to athletes at end of season; checks for correct identification numbers; cleans equipment as needed; takes inventory of all equipment; stores equipment in secure and ventilated area; separates and marks unusable equipment for discard; submits a list of athletes who have not returned equipment to the building Athletic director for the purpose of serving as the point person.
- Knowledge of athletic equipment, including regulations pertaining to proper fitting and health and safety risks of faulty equipment.
- Knowledge of school buildings, Tacoma School District, and WIAA policies, regulations, procedures and guidelines.
- Knowledge of effective program best practices.
- Skill to obtain, clarify and exchange information.
- Skill in data entry.
- Ability to properly fit athletic equipment.
- Ability to assess damaged equipment and make repairs or replace as needed.
- Ability to work as part of a team.