SUMMARY: The Athletic Coach provides instruction and coaching to students developing skills and the ability to excel in athletics. The Athletic Coach contributes to the educational program as a whole and to the growth of students involved in sports so that they are successfully competitive. The Athletic Coach must realize and appreciate the need for the sport program to work with other sports as a complement to the entire athletic department.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Other duties may be assigned.
Manage and supervise athletic activities, contests, and practice sessions to promote individual growth in athletic skills, teamwork, discipline, respect and good sportsmanship.
Use a variety of instructional techniques and media to meet the needs and improve the abilities of student athletes.
Work with other members of school staff to plan and put in place instructional goals and objectives to ensure the overall educational development of student athletes.
Ensure that coaches work together toward a common goal within the athletic program and provide unity with a structured feeder system.
Establish performance criteria for competition and evaluate students' athletic abilities initially and on a regular basis.
Take all necessary precautions to protect student athletes, equipment, materials and facilities.
Monitor and enforce student eligibility criteria for extracurricular participation.
Work with the Athletic Director to schedule competitions and coordinate arrangements.
Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the coaching program and make changes based on findings and the ongoing needs of the program.
Accompany and supervise student athletes during athletic competitions in assigned sports on out of town trips.
Instruct and advise students on athletic regulations with regard to academic requirements for scholarships and recruiting practices.
Maintain files, copies of pertinent materials, eligibility forms, transfer forms, grade reports, and ensure that District guidelines are followed.
Apply and enforce student discipline during athletic contests, practice sessions and while on trips off school property in accordance with student code of conduct and student handbook.
Encourage sportsmanlike conduct in all phases of athletic participation at all times.
Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principal, teachers and Athletic Director.
Maintain a current inventory of all fixed assets within program.
Oversee process of cleaning, repairing and storing all athletic equipment including the weight room.
Annually establish and meet performance goals.
Understand and articulate role in admissions, development and advancement.
Regular, dependable attendance is a critical performance factor to ensure consistent, high quality services to children and families.
Directly supervises students, volunteers and assigned personnel.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's Degree in a related field (education, sports management, etc.) is preferred.
Valid teaching certificate is preferred.
3+ years' successful experience coaching a high school varsity team is preferred.
Experience working with students in a diverse, multicultural academic setting is required.
Lifelong learner with a collaborative spirit is required.
Bilingual preferred but not required.
General knowledge of coaching techniques and procedures is required.
Knowledge of Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) rules/regulations is required.
Demonstrated ability to instruct and supervise student athletes is required.
Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills is required.
Demonstrated ability to maintain emotional control under stress.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents; skill in oral and written communication. Ability to work with staff, parents and children.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds (for example athletic equipment) and may occasionally lift up to 100 pounds or more (for example when assisting in the weight room). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee is frequently required to interact with the public and other staff. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work output of students. The employee will travel frequently districtwide and statewide. The employee will frequently work prolonged and irregular hours. The employee is likely to be exposed to a wide range of weather conditions.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
Calhoun Intermediate School District