To help each participating student achieve a high skill level; an appreciation for the values of discipline and sportsmanship; and an increased level of self-esteem.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Instruct student athletes in the skills necessary for achieving excellence in the sport.
Maintain accurate statistics, records, and results of the season or delegates this responsibility.
Plans and schedules a regular practice program of practice.
Oversee the safety conditions of the practice and play facility or area when students are present.
Enforce discipline and sportsmanlike behavior at all times.
Maintain competency in rule interpretations, meet procedures, coaching techniques, and general information about all aspects of the sport, in accordance with WPIAL/PIAA regulations.
Coordinate performance criteria for eligibility in interscholastic competition in this sport and is consistent in establishing criteria for eligibility in competition.
Recommend purchase of equipment, supplies, and uniforms.
Maintain necessary attendance forms, insurance records, and similar paperwork.
Account for all equipment or delegates the responsibility.
Develop a consistent and positive public communications procedure through the school and news media to inform the general public about the athletic program.
Work with athletes and recruiters to promote outstanding athletes to college.
Coordinate field/gym usage permits; transportation arrangements to away events, or delegate this responsibility.
Develop conditioning program, in cooperation with weight trainer and athletic trainer.
Coordinate arrangements for athlete physicals with the Athletic Trainer and announces to student athletes.
File required reports/runs follow-up on injured athletes.
Compile eligibility lists, as needed.
Nominate outstanding athletes for local/regional recognition or honors or all-star teams.
Direct selection/instruction of student managers, student statisticians, as needed.
Communicate regularly with parents of participating athletes.