Aug 06, 2023

Flagstaff Snow Sharks Head Coach (Part time)

  • Flagstaff Snow Sharks
  • Flagstaff, AZ, USA
Part time Head Coach

Job Description

Flagstaff Snow Sharks (FSS) a non-profit swim team is looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, and highly skilled Head Swim Coach. Hourly pay based on experience.

The Head Coach is expected to have had previous successful coaching experience and
experience in participating in the sport. Expected to be on deck from 3:45-5:45 M-F and Saturdays 7-9am. Travel and attend out of town swim meets. 

Qualified candidates should possess strong communication, organizational, motivational, teaching, and coaching skills. This person should be a person of high character and values that will set a positive example for all athletes of the Flagstaff Snow Sharks Swim Team (FSS).

Essential Job Functions:
● Demonstrate knowledge of fundamentals of swimming, practice organization, rules, safety, and team management.
● Teach the fundamentals of swimming.
● Teach appreciation of rules and regulations, care of equipment and facilities, sportsmanship, respect for others, and safety.
● Ability to organize and supervise a team program.
● Ability to organize and demonstrate skills to both assistant coaches and athletes.
● Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, make sound decisions, attention to detail, and follow through on a variety of assigned tasks including special assignments and other duties as assigned or required by the FSS Board of Directors
● Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to implement effective coaching theory, strategies, and techniques appropriate for all athletes to prepare athletes for levels of competition.
● Ability to relate to and motivate athletes of varying abilities.
● Conduct self in an ethical and professional manner, model positive behavior during practices and meets; model required discipline and ethical behavior for athletes.
● Encourage and recognize positive conduct of athletes at all team sponsored activities.
● Model sportsmanlike conduct in dealing with officials and opponents regardless of the circumstances.
● Responsible for the supervision of all athletes under their care, and take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect athletes, equipment, materials, and facilities.
● Maintain good public relations and communication with media, parents, officials, athletes, sponsors, etc.
● Assist in upholding and enforcing team rules, regulations, and board policies.
● Ability to handle confidential matters and information in a professional manner.
● Ability to work independently within the parameters of the job and maintain a consistent presence at the assigned work site(s) and work the regular work hours specified by the contract.
● Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with athletes, parents, staff, and FSS Board of Directors.
● Maintain documentation to fulfill USA Swimming requirements and coaching certification.

Preferred qualifications:
● 5 years of coaching experience in a Club setting (preferred),

● Ability to analyze the athlete performances and to create appropriate training sessions that reflect those observations.
● Allow involvement and decision-making of athletes to the degree appropriate.
● Ability to use different platforms of technology to positively promote FSS.
● Ability to use the Team Unify system to register athletes for events, communicate with the team about athletes performance, attendance (performance, attendance, etc.)
● Integrates technology into planning, learning, and record-keeping activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

● Successful USA Swimming background check.
● Appropriate certification as determined by USA Swimming.
● Knowledge, compliance and commitment to Safe Sport regulations.
● Valid driver’s license or evidence of mobility.
● Completion of all required training and certifications within thirty (30) calendar days from hire date.

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