Winter Weight Trainer

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Winter Weight Trainer
Supervisor: Athletic Director
General Job Description: The Weight Trainer is responsible for establishing and maintaining a strength and conditioning program for sports, with the three major goals of improving athletic performance, reducing athletic injuries and teaching lifelong fitness and movement skills.

  •  Effectively plan and manage all aspects of the weight program
  • Instruct athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success
  • Provide instruction and guidance that will allow student athletes to improve self-confidence, develop self-discipline, learn proper sportsmanship, demonstrate acceptable social behavior, create pride of accomplishment and ability to handle loss or disappointment constructively
  • Coordinate the program to ensure proper teaching of fundamentals
  • Serve as a positive role model for student athletes at all times
  • Ensure all MCPS policies, regulations and procedures are consistently followed 
Performance Responsibilities:
  • Know and follow all applicable administrative policies as set forth by the School Board and the superintendent
  • Frequent checks on status of academic eligibility for all current and prospective team members, student athletes are students first
  • Work cooperatively with the Athletic Department and other coaches 
  • Follow appropriate due process procedures when team violations occur
  • Serve as a positive example at all times while with athletes and dress appropriately at all practices and games
  • Arrive on time 
  • Demonstrate vitality and enthusiasm and good judgment in decision-making
  • Accept constructive criticism from supervisors willingly along with suggestions for improving coaching performance
  • Demonstrates understanding of the techniques, systems and strategies of weight training 
  • Well-versed and knowledgeable in matters pertaining to the weightlifting
  • Ensure proper student athlete safety protocols are in place to prevent injury and also to properly respond to injury
  • Ensure proper techniques are taught to all student athletes to minimize potential for injury
  • Motivate the athletes to meet/exceed their goals and stress the value of acceptable personal behavior by each team member
  • Actively promote and demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times
  • Encourage student athletes to participate in other sports, clubs, organizations and school activities
  • Demonstrate proper discipline and control over individual team members under his/her control and deal consistently and fairly with disciplinary problems as they arise
  • Expect and work with athletes of various and wide-ranging ability levels and adjust practice activities/drills to suit the skill levels of athletes
  • Develop a well-organized practice schedule and use practice time effectively; practice sessions are expected to show evidence of careful preparation in terms of objectives, drills, teaching aids, etc.
  • Utilizes practice time for both individual and team development
  • Maintains accurate inventory of equipment and supplies
  • Participate in annual coaching clinics/coaching development programs 
Skills/Essential Functions:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of skills and strategies associated with weightlifting
  • Demonstrate strong organizational and positive interpersonal skills
  • Communicate effectively with school administration, coaching staff, team members and parents
  • Work effectively in a multicultural environment
  • Motivate and inspire others
  • Serve as a positive role model
  • Prior experience as a participant on a middle/high school/college program
  • Knowledge of teaching, managing and coaching weight training is required 
  • Prior coaching experience is required
  • Clean background check is required 
  • Prior coaching experience is preferred
  • Annual participation in coaching clinics/coaching development programs 
  • Employment in our school division is preferred

Posted By

Mecklenburg County Public Schools

P.O. Box 190 , Boydton, VA 23917

At the following locations

Mecklenburg County High School

25001 Highway 58 , Baskerville, VA 23915