Summary

Athletics/Activities | Athletics | Available: Spring 2024 | Closing: Open until filled

Description

Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Public School is actively seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to join our team as the Junior Varsity Softball Coach! We firmly believe that a thriving softball program is established on the bedrock of devoted coaches who bring energy, passion, and a genuine love for the game. If you possess a burning desire to inspire and mentor young athletes, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

As the Junior Varsity Softball Coach, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our players both on and off the field. Your dedication and positive attitude will contribute significantly to creating a winning culture that transcends the game itself. We invite you to take the first step towards an exciting coaching journey – delve into the job description and submit your application today.

At Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Public School, we value the impact that a passionate coach can have on the lives of our students. Your enthusiasm could be the driving force behind the success of our softball team, and we are excited about the prospect of having you as an integral part of our athletic community. Apply now and be a positive influence on the next generation of athletes!

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Possesses the ability to organize and supervise a comprehensive sports program.

  2. Demonstrates previous successful coaching experience in the assigned sport, particularly major sports.

  3. Must have substantial knowledge of the technical aspects of the sport and continuously stay updated on new theories and procedures relevant to the field.

  4. Serves as an appropriate role model for student-athletes through both instructions and actions.

REPORTS TO: The Athletic Director, who provides overall objectives and final evaluation in conjunction with the high school principals.

SUPERVISES: In several instances, the head coach must advise, coordinate, and support a staff of high school assistant coaches and middle school coaches in collaboration with the athletic director and respective principal.

JOB GOAL: To instruct athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy, and physical training necessary for them to achieve individual and team success. Simultaneously, the coach must guide and demonstrate behaviors that lead to socially acceptable character development, self-discipline, self-confidence, and pride of accomplishment in the student-athletes. To upgrade knowledge and skills through coaching clinics, observations, consultation, etc.

GENERAL:

  1. The success of athletic programs significantly influences the community’s image of the entire system. The considerable responsibility of public exposure and community/parent pressure for winning performance is acknowledged, but it must not override the objectives of good sportsmanship and good mental health.

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

  3. It is the express intent of this job description to provide 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 athletic policies approved by the Plainwell Community Schools’ Board of Education and is responsible for their implementation by the entire staff of the sports program.

  2. Understands existing system, state, and league regulations; implements them consistently and interprets them for staff.

  3. Understands the proper administrative line of command and refers all requests or grievances through proper channels. 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 promoting clinic attendance according to the local clinic policy.

  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 that may be assigned by the athletic director/principal.

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES:

  1. Assists the athletic director in scheduling, providing transportation, and meeting requirements for tournaments and special sport events.

  2. Assists in the necessary preparation to hold scheduled sport events or practices and adheres to scheduled facility times. Coordinates the program with maintenance and school employees.

  3. Provides documentation to fulfill state and system requirements concerning physical examinations, parental consent, and eligibility.

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

  5. Advises the athletic director and recommends policy, method, or procedural changes.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Serves as a mentor to each athlete to promote the development and demonstration in student-athletes of the character traits of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

  2. Gives constant attention to a student-athlete’s grades and conduct.

  3. By presence at all practices, games, and while traveling, provides assistance, guidance, and safeguards for each participant.

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

  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 the athletic office within 24 hours.

  7. Directs student managers, assistants, 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. Assists athletes in their college or advanced educational selection.

FINANCE AND EQUIPMENT:

  1. Participates in the budgeting function with the athletic 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.

  2. Is accountable for all equipment and collects the cost of any equipment lost or not returned. Arranges for issuing, storing, and reconditioning of equipment and submits annual inventory and current records concerning the same.

  3. Properly marks and identifies all equipment before issuing or storing.

  4. Monitors equipment rooms and coaches’ offices, authorizes who may enter, issue, or requisition equipment.

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

  6. Examines locker rooms before and after practices and games, checking on the general cleanliness of the facility. Responsible for the cleanliness and maintenance of specific sport equipment.

  7. Secures all doors, lights, windows, and locks before leaving the building if custodians are not on duty.

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

PUBLIC RELATIONS:

  1. Organizes parents, coaches, players, and guests for preseason meetings.

  2. Promotes the sport within the school through recruiting athletes who are not in another sports program and promotes the sport outside the school through news media, little league programs, or in any other feasible manner.

  3. Responsible for the quality, effectiveness, and validity of any oral or written release to local media.

  4. Responsible for maintaining good public relations with news media, booster club, parents, officials, volunteers, and fans.

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