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Head Athletic Coach:

Qualifications:

1.      Valid Minnesota teacher certification, coaching license, and or working towards a variance.

2.      Meets all MSHSL Coaches Clipboard requirements.

3.      Has the ability to organize and supervise a total sports program.

4.      Has previous coaching experience in assigned sport.

5.      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.

6.     Attend meetings on the local and state level for his/her sport.

7.     Maintains active memberships in related professional organizations.

8.     Coach the student-athlete to be excellent all around students and athletes

 Reports To:

Activities Director, who provides overall objectives and final evaluation.

 Supervises:

In several instances, the head coach must advise, coordinate and support a staff of High School assistant coaches and Middle School coaches in conjunction with the Activities Director and respective Principal.

Job Goal:

To instruct athletes in fundamental skills, strategy, and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success.  At the same time, the student shall receive instruction that will lead to the formulation of moral values, pride of accomplishment, acceptable social behavior, self-discipline, and self-confidence.

 General:

1.      The success of athletic programs has a strong influence on the community’s image of the entire system. The public exposure is a considerable responsibility and community/parent pressure for winning performance is taxing, but must not override the objectives of good sportsmanship and good mental health.

2.      The position includes other unusual aspects such as extended time, risk injury factor, and due process predicaments.

3.      It is the express intent of these duties and responsibilities to give sufficient guidance to function.  In cases not specifically covered, it shall be assumed that a coach shall exercise common sense and good judgment.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

1.      Has a thorough knowledge of all the policies approved by the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted  Board of Education and is responsible for its implementation by the entire staff of the sports program.

2.      Has knowledge of the existing system, state and league regulations; implements same consistently and interprets them for staff.

3.      Generates an attitude of good sportsmanship and fair play by adhering to the Minnesota State High School League “Code of Ethics”.

4.      Understands the proper administrative line of command and refers all requests or grievances through proper channels

5.      Is aware of all public/staff/departmental meetings that require attendance.

 Staff Responsibilities:

1.      Establishes the fundamental philosophy, skills and techniques to be taught by staff.  Designs conferences, clinics, and staff meetings to ensure staff awareness of the overall program.

2.      Trains and informs staff; encourages professional growth by encouraging clinic attendance.

3.      Delegates specific duties, supervises implementation, and at season’s end, analyzes staff effectiveness and evaluates all assistants.

4.      Maintains discipline, adjusts grievances and works to increase morale and cooperation.

5.      Performs such other duties, which may be assigned by the Activities Director.

 Administrative Duties:

1.      Assists the Activities Director in scheduling needs requirements for tournament and special sports events.

2.      Assists in the necessary preparation to hold scheduled sports events or practices and adheres to scheduled facility times.

3.      Verifies that all athletes have all forms and obligations cleared through the Activities Office before the athlete are allowed to practice.

4.      Provides proper safeguards for maintenance and protection of assigned equipment and facilities.

5.      Advises the Activities Director and recommends policy, method or procedural changes.

6.      Prepares and submits year-end reports, including information as to participants, letter winners, grade levels, specific honors, records, standings, and recommendations for all levels of participation.

  Student Responsibilities:

1.   Provides training rules and any other unique regulations of the sport to each athlete who is considered a participant.

2.   Understands and supports the District’s chemical awareness policy and assists in its implementation.

3.   Is aware of student athletes’ grades, conduct, and school attendance.

4.   Provides assistance, guidance and safeguards for each participant by his/her presence at all practices, games and while traveling emergencies.

5.   Initiates programs and policies concerning injuries, medical attention and emergencies.

6.   Completes paperwork on all disabling athletic injuries on proper forms and submits to Activities Office within 24 hours.

7.   Directs assistants, captains, student managers, and statisticians.

8.   Determines discipline, delineates procedures concerning due process when the enforcement of discipline is necessary, and contacts parents when a student is dropped or becomes ineligible.

9.    Develops a positive relationship between coach and athlete through open communication.

10.  Counsels and advises athletes in their college or advanced educational selection.

11.  Participates in the budgeting function with the Activities Director by establishing requirements for the next season.  Recommends equipment guidelines as to type, style, color or technical specifications.  Is responsible for operating within budget appropriations.

12.  Checks in, inventories, stores uniforms and supplies/equipment.

13.  Is certain all equipment is properly marked before issuing or storing.

14.  Permits the athletes to only be in authorized areas of the building under special circumstances.

15.  Examines locker rooms before and after practices and games, checking on general cleanliness of the facility.

16.  Secures all doors lights, windows and locks before leaving building.

17.  Instills in each player a respect for equipment and school property, its care and proper use.

18.  Insures that the athletes are not left unsupervised in practice areas or in the locker rooms.

19.  Prepares appropriate awards for presentation to varsity level participants.

20.  Conducts some form of awards presentation for his/her activities.

21.  Adheres to district transportation policies 

 Public Relations:

1.      Avoids criticizing, admonishing, or arguing with an assistant coach or any staff members within ears or eyes of player or parent.

2.      Organizes parents, coaches, players and guests for pre-season meetings.

3.      Promotes the sport within the school through recruiting athletes that are not in another sport program and promotes the sport outside the school through news media, community recreation programs, or in any other feasible manner.

4.      Is responsible for maintaining good public relations with the news media, support groups, parents, officials, volunteers and fans.

5.      Presents information to news media concerning schedules, tournaments and results.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: ASSISTANT ATHLETIC COACH

Qualifications:

1.      Valid Minnesota Teacher certification and or coaching license or MSHSL equivalent training.

2.      Employment as a teacher or substitute in HLWW School District as appropriate.

3.      Previous coaching experience in assigned sport is desirable.

4.      Has knowledge and background in the assigned sport.

 

Reports To:

The Head Coach in conjunction with the Activities Director and respective Principal.

 Supervises:

Athletes and team assigned to him/her and assumes supervising control over all athletes in the program when such control is needed.

 Job Goal:

1.      To carry out the aims and objectives of the sport program as outlined by the head coach.

2.      To instruct athletes in fundamental skills, strategy and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

1.      Has a thorough knowledge of policies of the HLWW Activities Department and is responsible for its implementation.

2.      Has knowledge of the existing system, state and league regulations; implements same consistently.

3.      Understands the proper administrative line of command and refers all student and parent requests or grievances through proper channels.  Is aware of all public/staff/departmental meetings that require attendance.

4.      Generates an attitude of good sportsmanship and fair play by adhering to the Minnesota State High School League “Code of Ethics”.

5.      Maintains discipline and works to increase morale and cooperation within the school sports program.

 Administrative Duties:

1.      Carries out responsibilities as designated by the head coach.

 Student Responsibilities:

1.      Provides assistance and guidance to, and safeguards for each participant (by his/her presence at all practices, games and while traveling).

2.      Maintains the discipline framework and philosophy outlined by the head coach.

 Equipment and Facilities:

1.      Is accountable to the head coach for all equipment and assists the head coach with inventorying, issuing and storing of equipment.

2.      Recommends to the head coach budgetary items for the next year in his/her area of the program.

3.      Permits the athletes to only be in authorized areas of the building at the appropriate times.

4.      Examines locker rooms before and after games, checking on general cleanliness of the facility.  Is responsible for cleanliness and maintenance of the specific sport equipment.

5.      Secures all doors, windows and locks and checks lights before leaving building.

6.      Instills in each player a respect for equipment and school property, its care and proper use.

 Program Responsibilities:

1.      Assists the head coach in carrying out his/her responsibilities.

2.      Instructs team members as to changes in the rules and teaches fundamentals of the sport as outlined by the head coach.

3.      Works within the basic framework and philosophy of the head coach of that sport.

4.      Attends all staff meetings and carries out scouting assignments as outlined by the head coach.

5.      Arrives early enough before practices, contests and meetings to adequately prepare and remains long enough to help players with problems or to become involved in staff discussions.

6.      Helps in planning and implementation of both in-season and out-of-season conditioning and weight programs.

7.      Avoids criticizing, admonishing, or arguing with head coach or any staff member within ears or eyes of players or parents.

8.      Strives to improve skills by attending clinics and using resources made available by the head coach.

9.    Performs such other duties that are consistent with the nature of the position and may be requested by the head coach.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: VOLUNTEER COACH

    1.    Volunteer coaches must complete the required training and paperwork of that of an assistant coach or adviser.  

    2.    During the off-season a volunteer coach cannot coach any athlete who is on the eligibility list in the sport in which they are volunteering.  

    3.    The supervising coach is to ensure that a volunteer coach adheres to all policies and rules of the school, district and MSHSL.

    4.    Must submit to a background check and pertinent district paperwork.