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Urbana School District #116
TITLE: Middle School Track Head Coach
LOCATION:Urbana Middle School
SUPERVISOR: Athletic Director/Assistant Principal, Urbana Middle School
JOB SUMMARY: Under general direction of the Athletic Director/Assistant Principal, this position is responsible for coaching and providing direction to student athletes so that they have the opportunity to achieve a high level of skill as well as an appreciation for discipline, sportsmanship and teamwork in their respective sport.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.
Holds organizational meetings for team prospects and encourages potential athletes to participate in the sport.
Assesses players skills and assigns team positions.
Develops a regular practice schedule and organizes practice time to provide both individual and team development.
Works with the athletics director in scheduling facilities for practices and competition.
Assigns duties to an assistant coach as necessary (if applicable).
Coaches and instructs players, individually or in groups, regarding the rules, regulations, equipment and techniques of the sport.
Observes players, during competition and practice to determine the needs for individual or team improvement.
Determines game strategy based on the team’s capabilities.
Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior and provides proper supervision of athletes at all times.
Monitors the academic performance of team members to ensure that eligibility requirements are met; and encourages student athletes to maintain a high academic standard.
Follows established procedures in the event of an athlete’s injury.
Conferences with parents/guardians, as necessary, regarding the athletic performance of their student.
Follows state, regional and district regulations governing the athletic program.
Models sports-like behavior and maintains appropriate conduct towards players, officials and spectators.
Acts as a team representative and promotes the sport by communicating with the news media, booster clubs, service clubs and other organizations.
Follows established procedures for the proper care, maintenance and requisitioning of equipment, supplies and uniforms.
Works with the athletic director to develop a policy for awards and submits a list of award winners at the end of the season.
Participates in special activities to include parent’s night, banquets, award nights and pep assemblies.
Maintains eligibility forms, emergency data cards, insurance records, equipment inventory and other related records.
Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
Must have knowledge of and ability to run track meets.
Attends staff development meetings, clinics and other professional activities to improve coaching performance.
Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Principal & Athletic Director or other appropriate administrator.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary is based on a stipend determined through the Urbana School District #116 and UEA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
EVALUATION:Performance of this job will be evaluated by the current supervisor, Athletic Director/Assistant Principal and/or head coach of the program.
START DATE: February 26, 2018
NOTE: This is not a position within the collective bargaining unit and is not an administrative position.
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