Training and instruction of student athletes, maintaining appropriate practice and play schedules, and conforming to all diocesan, school, league and PIAA policies and procedures for athletics. Represent the School, the Diocese and community in a professional manner in keeping with the school’s Catholic character and Gospel values.
- Apply knowledge of skills, techniques, and rules of the sport to assist athletes to reach their fullest potential.
- Develop positive team spirit and morale.
- Display sound methods to teach skills and techniques.
- Maintain discipline in a firm and friendly manner.
- Conduct well-planned practice sessions.
- Help with the issuing, inventory and cleaning of equipment.
- Work with appropriate community organizations to foster the development of a feeder program within the high school and parishes.
- Planning and implementing activities within the school that encourages the development of an articulated feeder program within the high school and parishes.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:
- Sufficient education to meet knowledge, skills and abilities.
- A high school coach has to be familiar with the rules and regulations of the sports they plan on coaching. This is acquired through playing and studying the sport. There are no specific education requirements for a high school, but many possess a bachelor's degree in sports science, exercise, kinesiology, fitness, physical education or physiology.
- A coach has to be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and partake in any necessary training or education programs required by the school or state.
- A high school coach must be able to set an example for the players.
- Must have excellent communication skills allowing them to inspire players and work with them on improvement.