Brighter Horizons Academy - College Preparatory

Head High School Soccer Coach


Position Title: Head High School Soccer Coach

Position Type: Full Time

Start Date: 7/28/2022

Job Title: Head High School Soccer Coach | Reports to: Principal | Department: Athletics | Position Type: Full-Time | Work Hours: 7:30-4:00 (M-F)

About Brighter Horizons Academy:

Brighter Horizons Academy is a private high school, dedicated to developing students to become problem solvers, critical thinkers, effective communicators, technology users, and contributing members of a global workforce and society.

Job Overview:

The Head Soccer Coach is responsible for various aspects of the Soccer Program, such as recruiting within the school, scheduling opponents (in conjunction with the Athletic Administrator), training, and coaching team members. The Head Soccer Coach is required to abide by the TAPPS rules and regulations as well as the rules and regulations set by Brighter Horizons Academy and the Athletic Department.

Job Specifications:

To be successful in this job, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements of the skills knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities Required):

  • 1-3 years of experience coaching soccer at the high school level (head coaching experience preferred).
  • Must possess effective coaching techniques and skills.
  • Must possess knowledge of the sport’s rules, regulations, strategies, and techniques.
  • Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators, governing organizations (TAPPS), opponents, staff, parents, and students.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage and supervise athletic activities, contests, and practice sessions, to promote individual growth in athletic skills, teamwork, discipline, respect, and good sportsmanship.
  • Use a variety of instructional techniques and media to meet the needs and improve the abilities of student-athletes in soccer.
  • Coordinate the development, promotion, and recruitment of the Soccer Program.
  • Hold organizational meetings for team prospects and encourage potential athletes to participate in the soccer program.
  • Work with other members of school staff to plan and put in place instructional goals and objectives to ensure the overall educational development of student-athletes.
  • Ensure all soccer coaches work together toward a common goal within the soccer program and provide unity within the youth community programs.
  • Establish performance criteria for competition and evaluate students’ athletic abilities initially and regularly.
  • Develop a regular practice schedule and organize practice time to provide both individual and team development.
  • Hold a preseason meeting with all student-athletes and parents before the first official game.
  • Assess players’ skills and assign team positions.
  • Determine game strategy based on the team’s capabilities.
  • Monitor and enforce student eligibility criteria for extracurricular participation.
  • Apply and enforce student discipline during athletic contests, practice sessions, and while on trips off school property.
  • Encourage sportsmanlike conduct in all phases of athletic participation at all times.
  • Take all necessary precautions to protect student-athletes, equipment, and facilities, including protecting students from hazing/bullying.
  • Maintain and secure all soccer equipment and uniforms.
  • Oversee the process of cleaning, repairing, and storing all athletic equipment.
  • Maintain records to ensure compliance with all pertinent PIAA/WPIAL regulations, including eligibility forms, transfer forms, and grade reports, and ensure that regulations are followed.
  • Instruct and advise students on NCAA regulations about academic requirements for scholarships and recruiting practices.
  • Assist student-athletes with college recruitment.
  • Assist the Athletic Administrator with the scheduling of games and coordinate arrangements.
  • Participate in special activities including senior night, banquets, award nights, and pep assemblies.
  • Conferences with parents/guardians, as necessary, regarding the athletic performance of their students.
  • Follow established procedures in the event of an athlete’s injury.
  • Represent Brighter Horizons Academy and the Soccer program professionally.
  • Maintain nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
  • Attend staff development meetings, clinics, and other professional activities to improve coaching performance.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned by the Athletic Administrator or other appropriate administrator

Additional Knowledge/Skills/Attributes:

Knowledge:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the game is paramount. Extensive knowledge of current coaching techniques and procedures.
  • Knowledge of NFHS and TAPPS rules.
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct and supervise student-athletes.

Skills:

  • The Coach must possess the ability to communicate in spoken and written words.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • The Coach must possess the ability to relate to students and teach them on and off the field.
  • The Coach must be willing to accept a high level of accountability.
  • The Coach must possess the ability to assess players and coaches effectively.

Attributes:

  • The Coach should be professionally calm and motivationally intense.
  • The Coach should be a progressive thinker but a believer in planning and preparation.

Supervision Exercised: Assistant Coaches, Soccer staff supervision Received: Principal /Athletic Administrator

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this Coach. Brighter Horizons Academy reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time. I acknowledge that I have received and read this job description.

Position Type

(Full Time)

Start Date

7/28/2022

Contact

Name: HR Generalist

Title: HR Generalist

Email: hr@bhaprep.org

School Information

Brighter Horizons Academy - College Preparatory

3145 Medical Plaza Dr, Garland, TX 75044, USA

http://www.bhaprep.org

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