Job Title: Dance Coach (Assistant/Junior/Head)
Job Classification: Casual/Contract/Part-time
The position is responsible for coaching student-athletes in competitive and/or recreational dance to prepare them for events or competition.
Position motivates student-athletes to develop an appreciation of the sport.
The position is responsible for helping each participating student achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and sportsmanship, and an increased level of self-esteem.
The position is responsible for building, recruiting and maintaining a competitive and recreational cheer and dance program consistent with all the goals of Inferno Cheer and Dance Pty Ltd and the policies, procedures and code of conduct.
Some experience as a competitive Cheerleader/Dancer/Gymnast or Cheerleading/Dance/Gymnastics Coach at any level.
Must possess effective coaching techniques and skills.
Must possess a thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations, strategies, and techniques of the sport.
Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators, fellow coaches/staff, parents, and students.
Preferred – USASF/IASF coaching credentials or dance and gymnastics equivalent.
Must have a current NSW Working with Children Check.
Must have a current full First aid qualification.
Must be respectable and responsible.
Must be competent and knowledgeable of current sports philosophies.
Must demonstrate the ability to promote and encourage professional and social leadership and teamwork skills.
Must always be professional in both appearance and conduct.
Must have a sound ability to prioritise, organise, self-direct and time manage.
Works with students and participants during practices, events and competitions.
Assesses skills and assigns team/class positions.
Work solely or in conjunction with other coaches to deliver creative and maximum scoring choreography across all teams/classes.
Develops a regular practice schedule and organises practise time to provide both individual and team development.
Works with the head coaches and director in scheduling facilities for practices and competition.
Communicates with head coaches and Director to secure facilities to ensure safe practice/competition environment for students.
Coaches and instructs cheerleaders and dancers, individually or in groups, regarding the rules, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport.
Supports the philosophy, programmatic instruction of sequential fundamentals and proper conditioning communicated by the head coach.
Communicates and plans with the head coach practice sessions and competition strategies which ensure the health and physical well-being of the student participants.
Observes all students, during events and practice to determine the needs for individual or team improvement.
Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behaviour and always provides proper supervision of students.
Monitors the performance of team members to ensure that eligibility requirements are met.
Follows established procedures in the event of an injury, including the appropriate documentation.
Conferences with parents/guardians, as necessary, regarding the performance of their student.
Follows national and global regulations governing the program.
Engages in personal professional development activities.
Models sports-like behaviour and maintain appropriate conduct towards students, staff, parents, officials, and spectators.
Models and instils the values of sportsmanship and fair play to all participants and enforces consequences for breach of such standards.
Acts as a team representative and promotes the club by communicating with the news media, other and feeder clubs, and other organisations.
Assists and conducts daily, weekly and monthly social media marketing activities and targets with a consultation with head coaches and the Director.
Follows established procedures for supplies and uniforms and assist in the orderly distribution and collection of uniforms and equipment.
Works with the director to develop a policy for awards and submits a list of award winners at the end of the season.
Participates in special activities to include student and parent’s night, award nights, fundraising events, charity events, etc.
Maintains eligibility forms, emergency data, student rolls, insurance and injury records, equipment inventory, and other related records.
Maintain the highest possible standard of customer service and service delivery.
Attends staff development meetings, clinics, and other professional activities to improve coaching performance.
Performs any, and all other related duties as assigned by the head coaches and Director or other appropriate administrators.