Under the direction of the head coach, assists with planning, coaching, recruiting, administering, and promoting an athletics program within NCAA and University standards. Recommends, plans, and implements new instructional, training, and conditioning programs. Teaches relevant skills to student-athletes during team practices, games, and individual/small group training sessions. Evaluates the performance of the team and individual student-athletes in order to instruct and advise on technical, strategic, and mental development. Analyzes data and evaluates video in order to develop, implement, and teach game strategies. Counsels and advises student-athletes on their academic, personal, and physical condition, consulting with the head coach and appropriate University staff as necessary. Participates in the development and implementation of an overall recruiting plan to include organizing and directing annual prospect camps and creating/maintaining a social media presence for the program. Ensures student-athletes and athletics representatives are informed of and comply with NCAA and University rules and regulations. Assists in developing and implementing travel plans. Participates in game operations for fall sport programs. Assists with additional duties and responsibilities as designated by the head coach.
A minimum of four years of coaching or competitive experience required.
Knowledge of relevant sports rules required. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations required. Knowledge of applicable strengthening and conditioning programs and routines required. Understanding of the role physical education and athletics plays in a rigorous academic setting required. Ability to successfully teach, coach, and mentor competitive student athletics required. Interpersonal skills required. Verbal and written communication skills required. Organizational skills required. Valid driver's license required. Ability to drive safely required. Ability to travel required.
At the University of Chicago, the philosophy of the intercollegiate athletic program directly supports the College's commitment to excellence.
Intercollegiate athletics are considered a component of a liberal education, complementary to its central academic mission. A diverse, challenging athletic program supplements the rigorous academic curriculum. The lessons learned through athletic endeavo...rs represent an invaluable part of the nonacademic aspects of a balanced education.
The primary focus of the intercollegiate athletic program is the student athlete.
The goal is a positive educational experience. Participation in the intercollegiate athletic program should enhance an individual's personal, educational, and social development. Achieving this goal is based on a commitment to excellence.
The Department maintains an environment that supports the student athletes' commitment to achieving their full potential. The arena in which this occurs is the competitive environment. The preparation for, and participation in, intercollegiate athletic competition creates a focal point for learning and provides valuable feedback on the progress of development.