Implements coaching strategies and teaching methods to develop student athletes’ skills and teamwork; analyze performance of team and adjust strategies as needed; evaluate opponents and develop game strategies; plans and conducts practices and other activities in preparation for competition; manage camps and clinics, if applicable.
Assists with the development of the team budget; analyzes historical expenditure fixtures; compiles projections for budget expenditures for various aspects of team operations (i.e. travel, equipment, recruiting, athletic aid, marketing, etc.); authorizes the expenditures of funds for team operations; monitors expenditures to ensure that they adhere to proscribed limitations; ensures that all expenditures are properly documented and in compliance with university and NCAA regulations; prepares expenditure reports are directed.
Conducts promotional activities for fundraising, recruitment, public relations, and other marketing activities; attend promotional events, community activities, and fundraisers; prepares promotional materials for distribution (e.g. team background, participant bios, letters of interest, etc.); prepares and delivers speeches and presentations at local community groups, fundraisers, athlete events, etc.
Assists with the administration of policies and procedures with respect to academic expectations for team members; communicates with academic advising staff regarding athletic academic performance; meets with athletes to review course load issues, degree requirements, course selections, etc.; counsels athletes on performance issues, study skills, and techniques for academic success.
Identifies and develops team strategy for recruitment; analyzes team needs in order to focus recruitment efforts; creates promotional strategy for contacting and recruiting prospective student athletes; develops promotional correspondence and materials for distribution to prospective recruits; conducts recruiting trips and activities in accordance with developed recruitment strategy; formulates recommendations concerning the award of athletic aid to targeted recruits.
Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.
OTHER FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinates videotape cut-ups of practices and games, as directed.
Manages equipment inventory and related duties as directed.
Develops and manages strength training program as directed.
Drives passenger vans as required.
Performs any and all other related duties as assigned or directed in order to promote, further, and ensure the effective and efficient operation of YSU.
Bachelor’s degree; collegiate soccer coaching and/or playing experience, including graduate assistant experience; travel and non-traditional hours required.
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