The volunteer coaches are the engine that drive our sports programs. Without their generosity and assistance, we would not be able to offer such extensive programming. We value the time and commitment of each coach and strive to provide them with the tools and resources necessary to properly implement the sports seasons.
A coach is a mentor and a role model, and the actions, commitment, and conduct of youth participants is often a direct reflection of the coach. For these reasons, it is crucial that Inter Tribal Sports has accurate records of who is involved in coaching each team and that the coaches understand the importance of their role in the organization and accept the expectations, including their conduct, upholding the mission and values of the organization, and compliance with league rules. Therefore, the Board of Directors has implemented a certification system for all coaches, as governed by policy 10.9 – Coach Requirements and Conduct. The following are the basic requirements for coach certification.
- Coach Information Sheet (required each season) – PDF version
- Code of Conduct (once per year) – see above
- Attendance at preseason coach's clinic*
- Coaches Handbook (Volleyball)
Certified coaches will receive an ID Badge that must be worn during each game throughout the season. Anyone in the bench area must wear the designated ID Badge. Therefore all head and assistant coaches require certification.
*An inability to attend the coach's clinic will not disqualify anyone from becoming a coach. Completion and submission of the Coach's Clinic Absentee Acknowledgement Form is required.
The following are some resources that might prove helpful for coaches in conducting practice and teaching the basic skills of each sport.
- Volleyball Coaches Training – Basics and Drills/Games
- Volleyball Referee Mechanics (adapted from NCAA rules)
- Soccer Coaching Clinic (Fall 2011)
- Soccer Coaching Clinic (Fall 2012)
- Soccer Coaching Curriculum (7u)
- Soccer Coaching Curriculum (10u-14u)