Under general direction from the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach helps develop strategies for developing and maintaining large and / or highly visible intercollegiate sports programs.
- Under guidance of head coach, develops technical aspects of player coaching.
- Designs, plans, organizes and conducts practice plans for goalkeepers.
- Trains and evaluates goalkeepers at official team practices.
- Observes players while they perform to determine need for individual or team improvement.
- Observes goalkeepers in official games in order to develop a list of needed areas of improvement.
- Meets one on one with goalkeepers to provide feedback and answers to student athletes' questions.
- Represents and promotes professional conduct, university good will and high standards at all promotional and media related events including games.
- Ensures adherence to all governing rules, university, department, conference, NCAA policies and procedures, including student-athlete benefits. Self-reports all potential NCAA rule violations directly to the Compliance Office.
- Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training with a college-level program.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with athletic participants.
- Current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the affiliated athletic conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the campus adheres, and at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.
- Knowledge of the team sport or activity, as well as basic technical expertise in coaching principles.
- Leadership skills to mentor and develop student-athletes, assistant coaching or program instruction staff and skills in effective assistant coaching.
- Proven ability to teach specified sport to individuals and the team as a whole. Personal experience with specified sport.
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