Volunteer Coach Job Description

  1. Job Summary:    Helps provide a fun, wholesome, sports experience for every participant in the program. Serves as a positive role model and helps teach children the values of fair play, good sportsmanship, teamwork, dedication, and commitment. Prepares for the program by attending coaches meetings, certification & rules clinics, and developing a plan of action to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for players, parents, coaches, and officials. Ensures that parents and players are aware of practice & game schedules, rules, and coaching policies, and any other events, cancellations or changes that may occur. Makes the health and safety of each participant a top priority.
  2. Duties and Responsibilities:
    1. Prepares for first aid at all practices and games.
    2. Checks practice areas to ensure that there are no safety hazards, such as, broken glass, holes, etc.
    3. Does not allow participants to engage in dangerous activities, such as, playing on bleachers or fences, or horseplay that may result in injury.
    4. Does not require participants to perform drills or acts that cause excessive exertion or have high potential for injury.
    5. Follows the rules and guidelin_e    s set forth by the Liberty County Recreation Department.
    6. Is punctual for practices and games or makes the necessary arrangements if unable to attend.
    7. Treats all participants in a fair and impartial manner.
    8. Does not argue with officials and teaches players to accept official’s decisions even if they don’t agree with the decision.
    9. Does not allow use of tobacco, drugs, or alcohol at practices or games.
    10. Prohibits the use of profanity by children and adults at all team functions.
    11. Uses positive coaching techniques to motivate players or correct mistakes.
    12. Does not leave practices or games until each player has been picked up by an appropriate person.
    13. Does not remove the team from the field unless so instructed by the officials.
    14. Ensures that the Participation Rule is met and attempts to give players experience at different positions in practices and games.
    15. Participates in the selection of any all star teams or coaches.
    16. Provides an Evaluation of the program at season’s end.

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