Volunteer Coaching Expectations
We encourage the involvement of qualified volunteer coaches who generously devote time for kids. Volunteer coaches, who exemplify a strong character and express a pleasant demeanor, play a vital role in physical and emotional development of young athletes. Kids have always looked for role models to draw insight, gather encouragement, and to perform beyond their current expectations. Volunteer coaches are greatly appreciated and their efforts serve towards the success of our middle school athletic program.
As a prospective volunteer, there are five steps to successfully complete before the prinicipal and athletic director recommend you to the Board of Education as a volunteer coach.
Step 3: Complete and submit answers to the character revealing questions below.
Step 4: Conference with the school principal and/or athletic director.
Step 5: School Board makes final approval of all volunteer coaches at the monthly meeting.
Charater Reference Questions
Please type your answer for the following questions below, sign and date the copy, and submit your response at the conference.
1. What qualities do you posses that make you a great volunteer coach?
2. How are you going to encourage young athletes at practices and games?
3. From personal experience give an example of how sport lessons can transfer into life lessons.
5. What technique would you use if you disagree with how another coach performed?
6. On what days or times are you intending to volunteer?
Volunteer Coach Expectations
We have learned that volunteer coaches want some direction on the expectations and how to relate to coaches and players. Use the following expectations for success:
Volunteer Coaches Duties
- Help set up, inventory, repair, and put away equipment
- Ensure that all athletes are safe and accounted for
- Assist coaches in demonstration and organization
- Portray a positive and energetic attitude
- Assist in coaching athletes
- If someone gets hurt please stay with the injured person & ask others to get help.
If volunteers are not meeting the expectations/duties listed above, they can be asked to leave at anytime.
Any negative coaching can result in immediate dismissal from the program.
- Under no circumstance should volunteers be coaching or supervising by themselves. Always have a paid coach nearby.
- Avoid standing, sitting or mingling with the coach. Do not be glued to their hip. Be available to the kids.
- Wear a whisle. Use one short chirp of the whistle to sound the alert for unsafe conditions. Do not use the whistle to control practices or games. Remember the paid coaches whistle is the primary note of authority.
- Kids should be accounted for at all times. Kids should never be left or sent alone. Periodic head counts are coach’s responsibility during practices.
- Never humiliate anyone. Never physically harm anyone.
- Volunteer coaches are not expected to handle discipline. Immediately notify the paid coach of disciplinary situations.
- Wear clothing appropriate for coaching and being in the presence of kids.