Volunteer Athletics Coach
Seattle Public Schools - Seattle, WA

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1. Prepares student athletes mentally and physically for athletic competition.

2. Enhances student athlete’s personal, physical and social growth and development in a culturally diverse environment.

3. Plans and supervises scheduled workouts and games for assigned team.

4. Instructs participants in the skills and techniques of the position played in the sport.

5. Keeps abreast of current sport knowledge and coaching techniques in designated sport by attending clinics and reviewing related literature.

6. Maintains current knowledge of WIAA and Metro/KingCo League rules, regulations and league by-laws.

7. Attends Varsity contests as requested and provides support for the Head Coach in decision making and management of assigned sports events.

8. Assists the Head Coach in management of District-owned equipment, maintenance of records, issuing athletic awards and other functions associated with promotion and management of the designated sport program.

9. Attends meetings and clinics as required by the Athletic Department, including attending the League pre-season coaches meeting and annual WIAA sponsored rule clinics as they apply to the particular.

10. Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Minimum of one year of coaching and/or participation in the designated sport
- Successful completion of WIAA Coaches Requirements
- Must be a high school graduate or have completed a GED program
- For assistant or volunteer coach, must be at least 19 years of age. For head coach, must be at least 21 years of age.

Continuing Education/Training :
1. Valid "hands on" First Aid and CPR Certification.

First Aid and CPR classes must be done in person and from a sponsored Red Cross or American Heart Association.

If the first aid class is not available in your area prior to your season, the only available online course is through this website: http://www.nfhslearn.com/ .

2. All coaches must also attend Seattle Public Schools Adult Sexual Misconduct Class. See your Athletic Director to register.

Clearances :
- CPR and First Aid Certifications
- Criminal Justice Fingerprint and Background Clearance

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

Knowledge of :
- Basic rules, strategies, coaching techniques and skills of the designated sport; effective behavior management techniques, team dynamics and group learning.
Skills in:
- Coaching and motivating athletes; effective communication, organizing activities and giving instructions;

Ability to:
- Relate to students, staff, administration and the public in a multi-ethnic environment; to be fair and consistent when working with students; to maintain accurate records and supervise fund-raising activities.

Working Conditions:
- Requires stamina and endurance; requires physical exertion associated with demonstrating techniques; required to travel between sites.

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