Experience: Significant coaching experience at college or high school level
The Role: A Head Coach must first and foremost be a positive role model who enjoys being with, and providing guidance to children. A Head coach should possess mastery of his/her respective sport; have an established, successful methodology and be able to assess athlete skill levels, address areas of improvement and establish individual goals for athletes. A Head Coach should have a clear understanding of the mission and vision of camp.
Additionally, it is the expectation that a Head Coach will see themselves as a member of the greater camp community willing to participate in activities beyond athletic coaching responsibilities. Understanding the nature of camp life, a Head Coach should have the ability to adjust plans accordingly and maintain a level of flexibility.
- Care for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each athlete
- Infuse athletic training with camp's Jewish educational themes
- Conduct skill evaluations and assist athletes in setting individual goals
- In partnership with Athletic Director establish and execute skill development curriculum
- Provide encouragement and positive constructive feedback to athletes
- Partner with counselors/assistant coaches in day to day supervision and instruction of athletes
- Attend athletic department and general staff meetings
- Participate in pre-camp staff training and orientation