Athletic Coaches instruct athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy and physical training necessary for athletes to realize a degree of individual and team success. Coaches should instruct and demonstrate behaviors that lead to socially acceptable character development, self-discipline, self-confidence, and pride of accomplishment in student athletes.
What You’ll Do – Accountabilities:
- Work effectively with students of differing ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
- Establish and maintain effective working relations with program and school personnel.
- Serve as an appropriate role model for student-athletes through his/her instruction and action.
- Follow directions and function within program and school policies and procedures.
- Give constant attention to a student-athlete’s grades and conduct.
- Be present at all games, practices, and while traveling.
- Provide assistance, guidance, and safeguards for each participant at all times.
- Complete paperwork on all disabling athletic injuries on proper forms and submits to athletic coordinator and school nurse within 24 hours.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Ability to organize and supervise a total sports program.
- Previous successful coaching experience in assigned sport. (Major sports)
- The head coach must have substantial knowledge of the technical aspects of the sport and, at the same time, must continue to examine new theories and procedures pertinent to the field.
- The head coach must serve as an appropriate role model for student athletes through his/her instructions and actions.
- IDEA/TCSAAL/UIL Rules and regulations in the athletic activity being coached.
- Techniques and methods of student supervision and behavior management.