Head Coach


Head Coach-  

  • Take direction from SPFA Executive.
  • Attend all CDMFA Coaches meetings and clinics.
  • Attend all SPFA coaches meetings, to be held with the General Manager.
  • Attend, or have a representative from their coaching staff, attend all recruiting drives of players for their level. 
    • This may be "School visits", "Come Try It's" and/or any team level event to recruit players.
  • Help recruit coaches for the approval of the SPFA Executive threw out the season and off season.
  • Coordinate with the President and Registrar on training requirements for the coaching staff.
  • Ensure that sufficient coaches are in attendance of all games, practices and team functions.
  • Advise the Director at Large of any indiscretions on or off the field by any coaches, players or parents.
  • Ensure that the Code's of Conduct are being followed for players, parents and coaching staff.
    • The Head Coach is responsible for their players and coaches conduct at games and practices.
  • Commit to the development of every player on the team.
  • Ensure all players will receive fair playing time unless warranted by circumstances.
  • Work with the SPFA Executive to establish a practice schedule at the beginning of the year.
    • If requiring more practice time, or make up practice dates, please advise the Facilities Coordinator
  • Advise Team Equipment Manager of all equipment requirements during the season.
  • Working with a Team Manager or the Field Liaison, communicate to parents of players and advise them of situations that have come up regarding their child.
  • Have at least one other coach and Team Manager present when verbally disciplining a player.
  • Fill out incident reports as per CDMFA procedures and protocols.
  • Head parent meetings at beginning and midway threw the season.
    • Establish and communicate criteria for player selection and tier placement
    • Communication team expectations and association expectations
  • Work with the association on any upcoming camps.
  • Work with the Vice President, the Director at Large, and the other head coaches to establish a structured development progression from the Atom levels up to the Bantam levels. Establish a logical progression of offensive, defensive and special teams schemes and football terminology to support long term stability and development of the SPFA football program.
  • Head Coaches and coaching staff should be on busses when and if the team is being transported to and from a Game.
  • Head coaches should promote team spirit and lead by example.

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