Classified - Position - Educational Support Positions
Job Summary Position is responsible for coaching student athletes in game strategies and techniques to prepare them for athletic competition. Position motivates student athletes to develop an appreciation of the sport.
Essential Duties 1. Holds organizational meetings for team prospects and encourages potential athletes to participate in the sport. 2. Assesses player’s skills and assigns team positions. 3. Develops a regular practice schedule and organizes practice time to provide both individual and team development. 4. Works with the athletics director in scheduling facilities for practices and competition. 5. Assigns duties to an assistant coach as necessary. 6. Coaches and instructs players, individually or in groups, regarding the rules, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport. 7. Observes players, during competition and practice to determine the needs for individual or team improvement. 8. Determines game strategy based on the team’s capabilities. 9. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior and provides proper supervision of athletes at all times. 10. Monitors the academic performance of team members to ensure that eligibility requirements are met. 11. Follows established procedures in the event of an athlete’s injury.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required) Lead teachers and employees contracted with NNPS in a non-exempt position are not permitted to coach any sport. Some experience as a football coach or assistant coach at the high school or college level preferred. Must possess effective coaching techniques and skills. Must possess a thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations, strategies, and techniques of the sport. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators, parents, and students.
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