Position is responsible for coaching student athletes in competitive Cheerleader techniques to prepare them for events or competition. Position motivates student athletes to develop an appreciation of the sport.
Works with cheerleaders during practices and meets.
Holds organizational meetings for team prospects and encourages students to participate.
Assesses skills and assigns team positions.
Develops a regular practice schedule and organizes practice time to provide both individual and team development.
Works with the athletics director in scheduling facilities for practices and competition.
Coaches and instructs cheerleaders, individually or in groups, regarding the rules, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport.
Observes cheerleaders, during events and practice to determine the needs for individual or team improvement.
Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior and provides proper supervision of students at all times.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required) Only exempt NNPS contracted employees are permitted to coach. Substitute teachers must possess a Bachelor's degree to coach. Lead teachers are not permitted to coach any sport. Some experience as a competitive Cheerleader 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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