Girls 5th & 6th Grade Basketball Coach

Posted a month ago
Start Date
Position Areas


You will need to show evidence of the following:

  • the ability to quickly develop successful working relationships with people from different backgrounds and with varying levels of sporting ability;
  • a desire to help other people succeed;
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • team-building ability;
  • enthusiasm, flexibility and patience;
  • awareness of equality and diversity issues, including those related to sport and disability;
  • motivational skills and an understanding of the psychology that underpins successful competition (particularly at senior coaching levels);
  • organizational skills;
  • a strong interest in maintaining professional skills and knowledge.
Community coaching roles require the ability and enthusiasm to work with large groups of children.

Work experience

Volunteering and part-time work are the main ways into coaching, and many coaches continue in this capacity alongside other employment. Getting involved with activities in your chosen sport at a regional level is advisable. Networking with sports development officers within local authorities can also be a productive way of gaining employment.
Coaching roles vary hugely according to context, but typical work activities are likely to include:
Performance management
  • evaluating performance and providing suitable feedback, balancing criticism with positivity and motivation;
  • assessing strengths and weaknesses in a participant's performance and identifying areas for further development;
  • adapting to the needs and interests of group or individual participants;
  • communicating instructions and commands using clear, simple language;
  • demonstrating an activity by breaking the task down into a sequence;
  • encouraging participants to gain and develop skills, knowledge and techniques;
  • ensuring that participants train and perform to a high standard of health and safety at all times;
  • inspiring confidence and self-belief;
  • developing knowledge and understanding of fitness, injury, sports psychology, nutrition and sports science;
  • acting as a role model, gaining the respect and trust of the people you work with;
  • working to a high legal and ethical standard at all times, particularly in relation to issues such as child safeguarding and health and safety requirements.

Posted By

MSD of New Durham Township

207 E. Valparaiso Street , Westville, IN 46391

At the following locations

Westville Elementary School

207 E. Valparaiso Street , Westville, IN 46391