Assistant coaches are responsible for helping the head coach carry out their assigned duties. Assistant coaches help the head coach lead the team, coach games, conduct training sessions, and create the right conditions for athletes to improve their skills and performance. Assistant coaches may be assigned to help in a specific role or may have duties that are more general in nature.
- Helps athletes understand the rules of the game and the strategies and techniques necessary to be successful.
- Assists in the planning, organization, and supervision of practice sessions to prepare the team for competition.
- Supports a physical conditioning program that enables athletes to reach their maximum performance.
- Follows a pre-determined game schedule set by the school’s athletic director.
- Assists the head coach with the identification, recruitment, and retention of potential athletes.
- Instills the importance of good sportsmanship, a competitive spirit, and teamwork.
- Maintains records on each athlete’s performance and develops strategies to address areas in need of improvement.
- Conducts individualized training programs or skill development sessions under the guidance of the head coach.
- Assists in the establishment and enforcement of the rules of conduct for student athletes.
- Helps in the analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of opponents and individual athletes prior to competitions.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the fundamental rules of the sport and the strategies, skills, and abilities necessary to be successful.
- Knowledge of successful coaching strategies and ethical motivation techniques.
- Knowledge of all state and local rules associated with the sport, training events, competitions, and rules governing student athletes.
- Knowledge of basic first aid techniques and strategies to prevent injuries.
- Skilled in the use and care of athletic equipment associated with the sport.
- Ability to organize and coordinate work.
- Ability to communicate effectively with student, parents, and members of the public.