• Coaching Information 

    The School Board Extracurricular Committee identified the following four qualities as the priority traits to be sought when hiring coaches for the athletic program:
    Student-Centered/Caring Attitude … the coach:
    • Is student-centered – he/she realizes the activity is about the kids, not the coach
    • Puts students-athletes first and is sensitive to their needs
    • Establishes trust and fosters relationships with student-athletes and others
    • Cares about the people with whom he/she works
    • Appreciates the privilege of coaching HSD student-athletes
    Excellent Leadership Skills … the coach:
    • Demonstrates the ability to motivate and lead student-athletes in a professional, committed manner
    • Is a positive role model for students, staff, and within the community, on and off the field
    • Leads by example – he/she teaches, leads, and models qualities expected of student-athletes, such as work ethic, appropriate language, sportsmanship, follow-through, and accountability
    • Demonstrates the ability to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, and needs of student-athletes and the program, and is able to adapt his/her approach on and off the field to compete effectively and reflect the values of the district
    • Demonstrates the ability and desire to communicate openly with all program stakeholders
    • Demonstrates the ability and willingness to collaborate with colleagues and other professionals to the benefit of the entire athletic program and school
    Honesty/Integrity/Respect … the coach:
    • Conducts him/herself with honesty and integrity in word and deed
    • Is genuine in his/her dealings with student-athletes and others
    • Performs duties in a fair and ethical fashion
    • Demonstrates respect for student-athletes, parents, officials, opponents, peers, school, and community
    Knowledge … the coach:
    • Demonstrates knowledge of sport-specific fundamentals, techniques, strategy, rules, and personnel management
    • Demonstrates knowledge of developmentally appropriate conditioning and training principles
    • Demonstrates knowledge of efficient, effective ways to organize and manage program logistics
    • Demonstrates knowledge of adolescent development and how best to instruct teenage student-athletes to promote development of proficiency in the sport and success in life