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  • Kate Dilworth National Alliance for Youth Sports Four Steps to ImprovingFour Steps to Improving Your Program’s CoachesYour Program’s Coaches
  • Harford County ParksHarford County Parks and Rec Alum!and Rec Alum!
  • Training & Membership Programs Coaches Parents Officials Administrators Youth Development Programs Start Smart Hook a Kid on Golf Ready, Set, RUN!
  • Our volunteer:Our volunteer: Coach DanCoach Dan • First year coach • Father of player • Played soccer in high school What would you do if Coach Dan were an employee?
  • 1.1. ScreeningScreening 2.2. TrainingTraining 3.3. EvaluationEvaluation 4.4. AccountabilityAccountability Compare volunteer coachCompare volunteer coach management process tomanagement process to employment processemployment process Employee Dan
  • Step 1:Step 1: ScreeningScreening Why screen coaches?Why screen coaches? • To make an unwelcome environment for anyone who doesn’t put children’s needs first. • To keep people who have a history of inappropriate behavior or who are unfit to work with children out of your organization. • To select the ‘best’ volunteers. • To clarify what the standards and expectations of the organization are in terms of child protection.
  • ScreeningScreening it’s notit’s not JUSTJUST a background check!a background check! • Have a written screeningscreening policypolicy • Provide job descriptionsjob descriptions • Obtain completed applicationsapplications • Have a consent/release formconsent/release form signed and dated • EvaluateEvaluate application • Conduct a criminal background checkbackground check • Review results against disqualifiersdisqualifiers • InterviewInterview the applicant
  • Step 2:Step 2: TrainingTraining • Orientation which includes the philosophy of your program • Comprehensive sport specific information • Behavior expectations – Code of Conduct, etc. • Important needs beyond the training  Insurance coverage  Educational Resources  Coaching Tools
  • Continuing Education…Continuing Education… • Training Follow Up • Reinforce learning points from orientation • Take Homes • Commitments (Code of Ethics) • Resources • Drills & Skills • Practice Planners • Peer to Peer Resources • Coaching Tools • Communication Tools • Self Evaluators
  • Step 3:Step 3: EvaluationEvaluation • How are your coaches doing? • Feedback from parents • Type of feedback • Frequency of feedback • Evaluations should be convenient and practical • Define steps for reviewing and responding to evaluations
  • Step 4:Step 4: AccountabilityAccountability • Codes of Ethics • Established Procedures for Disciplinary Actions  Reporting  Responding  Follow Through • Coach Accountability Committee/Individual • Information Sharing
  • 1. ScreeningScreening – Guidelines & Partnership 2. TrainingTraining – Live and Online Clinics – continuing education – membership benefits - value 3. EvaluationEvaluation – Coach Rating System 4. AccountabilityAccountability – Code of Ethics Pledge/ Reporting & Revocation Procedures
  • View membersView members :: All relevant information is available in one database
  • 1.1. ScreeningScreening Select aSelect a member formember for more detailedmore detailed information:information: Edit information, check background information or initiate an online evaluation for a coach.
  • 2. Training2. Training OR
  • Psychology of coaching Tips on communication Sportsmanship Parents as partners Child abuse in sports Injury prevention Conditioning Nutrition Hydration Coaching Youth SportsCoaching Youth Sports PLUS Sport Specific – 13 SportsPLUS Sport Specific – 13 Sports
  • Every NYSCA member gets a personalized homepagepersonalized homepage with additional coaching tools and resources…
  • Coaching Forum: Ask questions & share knowledge with over 150,000 NYSCA members Coach Ratings: Provides feedback from parent evaluations all season long SportingKid Magazine: Youth sport magazine packed with news, tips & expert info Skills & Drills: Video and printable exercises for practice preparation Educational Resources: Additional content relevant to coaching youth sports Member areaMember area highlights…highlights…
  • Parents canParents can rate yourrate your coaches in 14coaches in 14 key areas…key areas… 3. Evaluation3. Evaluation
  • Results are displayed as an average between 1- 10 Or view a grid of all scores for each question 3. Evaluation3. Evaluation
  • View AllView All Results:Results: Historical results can be exported to a spreadsheet for management. View IndividualView Individual Results:Results: Results can be used to follow-up with coach complaints or to reward coaches for great service. ““Rate Your Coach” EvaluationsRate Your Coach” Evaluations
  • NationalNational Guidelines:Guidelines: Created with input from youth sports professionals Revocation :Revocation : Coaches not living up to the Code of Ethics can have their memberships revoked -permanently ReportingReporting Feature:Feature: Allows NAYS to keep track of incidents and report back to chapters 4.4. AccountabilityAccountability
  • www.nays.orgwww.nays.org kdilworth@nays.orgkdilworth@nays.org Questions?