Interested in being a COACH?
Thank you for showing an interest in helping our children by way of coaching. We cannot survive without help from the parents and supporters.
Now I want to explain that you do not have to be a former pro or college athlete to be a good coach. We also don't expect you to know everything. This goes for all 3 of our sports. Although we do strive for our 7th and 8th grade coaches to have had at least 2 years coaching the particular sport they are interested in as it is more competitive at those levels.
All Head Coaches are required to attend a minimum of 2 board meetings a year. All Assistant coaches must attend one. We supply you with dates and locations for the meetings so no worries there.
The MOST IMPORTANT factor in being a great coach is putting the kids first, it's not all about winning. It's about making this a great experience for the kids and their families alike and creating a lifelong love of the sport. In the past we have had winning teams that cannot get kids to return the next year because the overall experience was so poor (kids or parents or both), on the flip side we have had teams with no wins have close to 100% retention for the exact opposite reasons.
Head coaches should be a minimum of 21 years of age, and all coaches must submit all of the necessary documentation and training. Before coming into contact with any children, all volunteer coaches must:
In addition to the mandatory requirements we also expect our coaches to have: