Head Rugby Coach
The Head Coach organizes, coordinates and promotes a comprehensive athletic program that is designed to:
- Meet the needs and interests of the school community
- Provide effective leadership that will ensure a positive learning environment and will stress the importance of academic achievement
- Demonstrate a high degree of ethics, professionalism, human relations, and be a positive role model for all students.
This job reports to Director of Athletic/Director of Student Activities.
- ACPS staff preferred.
- Knowledge and background in assigned sport.
- Previous coaching experience in assigned sport is desirable.
- Instructs athletes in individual and team fundamentals, strategies, and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success.
- Instructs participants on personal hygiene and safety procedures and in the need to report injuries to the coach and /or trainer immediately.
- Informs students of the insurance program available through the Alexandria City Public Schools.
- Provides all students involved in the program a safe environment through adequate supervision.
- Compiles and maintains accurate individual and team performance records.
- Issues, collects, inventories, and stores equipment and provides accurate records of equipment to the assistant to the Director of Athletic/Director of Student Activities.
- Conveys the policies of the team, local school and ACPS (e.g. regulation on Student Responsibilities and Rights and Extra Curricular Activities) to all participants.
- Ensures compliance with rules, polices and regulations of the Virginia High School League, regional and district councils, and ACPS.
- Submits forms to the Director of Athletic/Director of Student Activities (e.g. eligibility rosters, players', addresses, etc.) to meet requirements by the Virginia High School League, the School Board, local school and ACPS.
- Follows School Activity Funds Manual and local school policies involving financial transactions.
- Establishes procedures for communicating with parents/guardians.
- Informs students about athletic program and encourages their participation.
- Responsible for public relations and conveying information on athletic program.
- Implements appropriate procedures when handling injury situations.
- Ensures availability of first aid kit and emergency care cards at all times.
- Inspects facilities, equipment and environmental conditions to ensure the safety of participants.
- Participates in professional growth activities.
- Participates in the award program(s) in adherence of school procedures.
- Provides an atmosphere conducive to good sportsmanship.
- Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.