Jan 23, 2024

Northeast Houston Aquatics (NEHA) is looking for a Head Coach!!!

  • Northeast Houston Aquatics
  • New Caney ISD Natatorium, Valley Ranch Parkway, New Caney, TX, USA
Full time Head Coach

Job Description

Northeast Houston Aquatics is seeking a Head Swim Coach to oversee all aspects of our swimming program, including direct coaching responsibilities. The overall objective of the position is to continue to guide and grow our swimming program to produce the highest attainable levels of competitive excellence in individual and team performance, while maintaining a culture that is consistent with NEHA values. It is expected that the Head Swim Coach will foster positive relationships, mentor as appropriate, and communicate effectively with assistant coaching staff, swim team members, parents, and the club’s Board of Directors. The Head Swim Coach must develop the skills and talents of the team members and coaching staff while promoting teamwork, sportsmanship and encouraging personal development and excellence. The Head Swim Coach will also be expected to work in partnership with New Caney ISD, USA Swimming, and other key stakeholders.


Head Coach Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement comprehensive training programs across all group levels, tailored to the needs and abilities of individual swimmers/groups, focusing on skill development, tactical knowledge, and physical fitness.
  • Provide personalized coaching and feedback to individual athletes to help them achieve their maximum potential.
  • Organize and lead regular team practices, to enhance team cohesion and performance.
  • Supervise and maintain a positive practice and meet environments.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive team culture, emphasizing sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect among athletes, coaches, and support staff.
  • Build a positive atmosphere through team-work and fun.
  • Manage day-to-day operating issues, including (but not limited to):
    • Facilities procurement with New Caney ISD
    • Organize weekly staff meetings, provide ongoing feedback to coaches, and conduct formal annual performance reviews of staff.
    • Plan team practice schedules and meet schedules, including team and coaches travel, meet entry assignments, and other meet administrative duties
    • Assist with organizing home meets including scheduling with NCISD, organizing volunteers and coverage where needed, and engaging other swim clubs to participate in our home meets.
    • Evaluate training plans with the age group lead coaches to encourage swimmers to develop short and long-range goals
    • Plan and lead parent meetings
  • Organize and manage all coaching and administrative staff assignments, responsibilities, and career development, including:
    • Review and evaluation of staffing levels
    • Assignment and delegation of duties
  • Supervisory and evaluation responsibilities of swim coaches
    • Develop training plans for swim coaches’ development
    • Work collaboratively with the board to ensure adequate and effective coaching staff to include position descriptions, search processes, acquisition, and hiring practices.
  • Required to travel periodically with athletes to “away” meets.
  • Attend Board meetings and provide monthly progress reports regarding athlete performance, financial, communication, and staffing statuses.
  • Finance responsibilities including:
    • Assist in preparation of an annual operating budget with the business manager, board treasurer, and aquatics program directors.
    • Implement and manage expenditures in accordance with approved budget.
    • Review and obtain Board approval for any required changes to budget.
  • Lead all communication to coaches, parents (one-to-one and other), greater NEHA membership, Board, and serve as the lead NEHA ambassador at meets and otherwise (e.g. Public Relations). Also includes:
    • Providing details on topics like: training tips, meet preparation, injury prevention, nutrition, college recruitment, etc.…
    • Assisting swimmers in understanding potential college swimming opportunities and provide recommendations as requested.

Requirements

  • Must possess vision for NEHA and the ability to maintain and communicate that vision through all swim levels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications as well as demonstrated ability in fostering teamwork.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills to deal effectively with all levels of employees, club members, athletes, parents, Board members and outside personnel
  • Acts as a role model for swimmers with a positive, proactive manner which inspires and support the athletes
  • Up-to-date on latest coaching techniques through research and/or continuing education through USA Swimming or ASCA
  • Strong understanding of overall balance of training for distance and sprint, taper techniques, both in water and dry-land, for all age groups and strength/conditioning work throughout the entire program
    • Ability to develop and implement a cohesive vision and coaching philosophy throughout the program, building swimmers from novice through senior levels
  • Encouraging athletes to strive for their personal best
  • Current USA Swimming coach member in good standing, including all courses and certifications, ASCA Level 4 or 5 certification strongly preferred.
  • Proven coaching experience with six or more years and proven success with both developmental and elite swimmers in technique, race strategy and training methodologies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with athletes, parents, staff, and the broader community.
  • Strong organizational abilities to manage multiple tasks and events simultaneously.
  • Proficient in use of OnDeck software, Daktronics Timing Systems, and TeamUnify platforms, as well as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Must pass USA Swimming and NEHA background check and drug test requirements
  • Required to maintain USA Swimming coach certification, including first aid and life-saving requirements

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