FREEMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL
HEAD CROSS COUNTRY COACH
SUMMARY: Teaches sport activity to individual or groups by performing the following duties under direction of athletic director and building principal.
1. Coordinate and lead program from grades 7-8.
2. Organize and supervise all phases of the team assigned, as well as student-athletes with the expressed intent of meeting the stated objectives of the athletic program.
3. Understand and implement the Code of Conduct as outlined in the school handbook.
4. Conduct themselves and their teams in a professional manner. Lead by example.
5. Communicates positively with players, coaches, staff, administration and parents.
6. Understanding of Middle School philosophy regarding participation and growth.
7. Read and follow all WIAA and GSCL regulations pertaining to the sport. Make athletes aware of rules pertaining to their eligibility. Be responsible that each athlete has a physical exam by a physician as required by state law and that the physical, eligibility, and emergency forms are all turned in BEFORE the athlete turns out for practice.
8. Be responsible for the care of equipment and facilities.
9. Explain and demonstrate principles, techniques, and methods of regulating movement of body, hands, or feet to achieve proficiency in the sport coached.
10. Help prepare practice schedules to ensure safe and progressive movement to a common goal.
11. Is a teacher at all times. He/She teaches skills and techniques of the game, sportsmanship, loyalty, honesty, and respect for teammates, opponents, and officials.
12. Communicate with physician, player, and parents in case of an injury to a player.
13. Insist players maintain academic discipline by checking weekly on the players' grades.
14. Determine strategy during game, independently or in conference with other coaches based on factors such as weakness in opposing team.
15. Attend camps or clinics to keep up with new coaching methods and strategies.
16. Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations.
17. Handle the publicity for the sport with the best interest of the school in mind.
18. Help organize and conduct competition and tournaments.
19. Collaborates with the athletic director when ordering supplies, equipment, and materials ensuring all ASB policies and procedures are followed. Assist Athletic Director with the inventory, check-out, and check-in of all equipment and uniforms.
20. Keep record of receipts and expenditures related to assigned budget.
21. Please refrain from recruiting athletes from other teams during the season. As a smaller school, we share athletes and must work collaboratively to promote communication, spirit, and team work within the school district.
22. Other duties may be assigned.
• Preference for candidates with previous cross country coaching experience.
• Preference given to candidates with experience in building successful youth cross country programs.
• Must favorably pass the Washington State Patrol/FBI background check.
• Demonstrate mature behavior and ability to use sound judgment in communicating with students, parents, staff, coaches, and community.
• Must have a valid first aid card or has a district approved sports medicine certificate.
• Must have or be willing to acquire training in the recognition and maintenance of concussions.
• Is knowledgeable of rules set down by the WIAA, Freeman High School, and Freeman School District.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) preferred. Two to four years related experience and/or training or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret procedures, or regulations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts as needed.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly work in outside weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Certificates & Licenses Clearances & Training
CPR/First Aid Certificate Washington State Patrol/FBI Background Check
Valid State Driver’s License Blood Borne Pathogen Training
Terms of Employment:
This is a contract beginning the 2020-2021 school year Middle School cross country season. Salary is based upon placement on the coaching salary schedule and years of experience.