To participate as part of a decision making team (coaching staff) under the direction of the head coach in planning, coaching, recruiting, administering, and promoting the field hockey program within NCAA, Ivy League, and institutional standards. The Assistant Coach plays a critical role in achieving the overall goals of the field hockey program by providing important recommendations, suggestions and decisions regarding game strategies, line-ups, priority listing of recruits, etc. as well as offering initiative and independent judgment (e.g., in providing coaching instruction, evaluating and communicating with prospective recruits and their parents, and representing the field hockey program to constituents).
Coaching/Mentoring •Contributes suggestions and recommendations to planning and implementing the conditioning, training and coaching programs for the field hockey team. •Prepares scouting reports and game plans for opponents. •During competition, makes recommendations to the head coach regarding adjustments to game plans and line-ups. •Teaches field hockey skills to student-athletes during team practices, games, and individual/small group training sessions. •Evaluates performance of athletes and offers technical, strategical, and mental instruction and advice. •Demonstrates a sincere interest in the academic, personal, and physical welfare of each student-athlete, counsels team members and consults with the head coach and appropriate College staff as necessary for the resolution of issues. •Independently seeks and develops new training concepts and sport specific knowledge to enhance the overall knowledge the coaching staff.
Recruiting •Participates in the development and implementation of an overall recruiting plan, including but not limited to, determining program needs by position and class, selecting recruiting events to attend, and setting admissions priorities. •The assistant coach assumes a significant amount of independent responsibility for: identifying qualified students and talented athletes; communicating with prospects by phone, mail, and e-mail; traveling to evaluate prospects, meet parents and high school coaches; organizing and participating in visits to campus by prospects •Maintaining appropriate recruiting records as required by the NCAA, and staying abreast of the College’s programs and opportunities to effectively inform prospects.
Administration •Actively seeks to ensure that athletes and athletics representatives are informed of and comply with NCAA and Ivy League rules. Knows and complies with the rules and regulations of the NCAA and Ivy League, and works to stay abreast of rule changes, applications, and interpretations. •Provides input in planning and administering the budget for the field hockey program which includes assessing needs for equipment, team travel, recruiting, etc. * Plans and reconciles recruiting and team travel expenses. •Assists in setting team travel plans. •Communicates with alumni, parents, and other supporters regarding status of the program. •Promotes Dartmouth and the field hockey program through participation in camps, clinics, speeches, and community involvement. •Develops and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of constituents, including students, parents, faculty, department and College staff, alumni, fans, community members, the media, etc. •Represents Dartmouth, the athletic department, and the field hockey program in an exemplary fashion.
Bachelors plus 2-3 years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong knowledge of field hockey skills and strategies.
Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in a diverse community.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to recruit effectively with no athletic grants and highly selective admissions standards.
Experience playing and/or coaching field hockey at the high school or collegiate level.
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