The Junior Coach is responsible the for recruitment, retaining and skill improvement of junior players.
Duties: • Ensure that all Southern Football League coaches code of behaviours are followed. • Develop the team fairly and without bias, by ensuring that all players are given an equal amount of playing time. • Ensure a positive playing environment by ensuring that all mini players have good sportsmanship, play fairly and letting them know that the game is played for fun and not for the win. • Communicate with players on their own level. • Build relationships with the players, parents, committee and the football community. • Keep in touch with player’s families about any changes that may affect game day eg. Playing field and time changes. • Contact the coaching coordinator of any problems that occur during the match. • Be willing to assist the club in running of social events that junior players are involved with. • Design and implement as a member of a team an attraction and retention program that will boost the level of junior players at the club.
Qualifications: • a youth level 1 course must be completed.
Skills: • Ability to communicate verbally to the intended audience. • Have a familiarity with the game, how it is played and the rules that are followed. • Time management and people management are essential. • Have an understanding about fair play and good sportsmanship. • Have knowledge and ideas of player retention and recruitment and be able to implement them in the role.
Experience: No experience is necessary just an understanding of the rules of the game and how to communicate with children under the age of 18.
Training available to completed for becoming a coach.