The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) has adopted legislation requiring certification for head and assistant coaches at the high school level. Certification is defined by having a current teaching or administrative certificate through the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE). It is also defined as having a Special Services Certification with an endorsement in the area of coaching. Should you be approved by Human Resources and the Athletic Director, you will be required to hold a valid NDE to coach at the high school level.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ensures the safety and well-being of all student participants.
- Attends practices and competitive events consistently, demonstrating punctual arrival.
- Supports and applies approved expectations for learning and classroom performance as a condition for participation in athletics. Monitors and supports students’ academic performance to ensure success.
- Sets and maintains high expectations for the conduct of student athletes, supervising students to assure that all conduct presents the school and the school district in a positive manner.
- Supports and applies the head coach’s plan for teaching and encouraging appropriate student behavior including possible consequences for unacceptable behavior. Assures that the plan is used to support the development of the student athletes and to promote the success of the athletics program.
- Supports and teaches the athletics program designed by the head coach, enhancing the development of skills and encouraging team play during instruction, practice, and competitive events.
- Gathers accurate information regarding eligibility of student athletes and provides it to the head coach in a timely manner. Supports the letter and the spirit of eligibility criteria as determined by the school and the district, as well as local and state governing bodies.
- Participates in district-approved activities with elementary students at the request of the head coach.