All compliance trainings and documentation must be completed prior to the first team practice or meeting. Coaches will be asked to cancel each practice until they are considered compliant. Please check your VIRTUS status on a regular basis to ensure compliance
Please contact Judy Berg (firstname.lastname@example.org) for all VIRTUS requirements
Please contact Judy Berg (email@example.com) for all finger print requirements
Annual submission. Attend or complete an in-person or virtual training. In-person training is held every September.
Online Training: Begin St. A's PCA Online Training
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This interactive workshop begins by defining the Double-Goal Coach as someone who strives to
win and works to prepare his/her team to play at its highest level, and at the same time, teaches
life lessons (teamwork, dedication, bouncing back from mistakes, etc.) to his/her players.
Coaches are personal examples of and role models for proper leadership, sportsmanship and fair play. As such, they are expected to be respectful when interacting with everyone: refs, opposing teams and coaches and parents. Coaches will strive to positively develop the skills, confidence and potential of each student-athlete. Coaches will also balance the desire to compete and win with the more important educational and spiritual goals and values of our school.
Coaches will recognize and understand that each student-athlete is a unique individual with special skills, abilities and outlook. They will always treat each student-athlete with respect, never resorting to insulting or disrespectful words, gestures or actions.
Coaches are directly accountable to the Athletic Director. Coaches will be familiar with the mission, policies and guidelines of the St. Athanasius School Athletics Program and Council II-3A. They will be knowledgeable of the rules of their sport and techniques for teaching its fundamentals and basic strategies appropriate for the age and skill levels of their student-athletes.
Coaches are responsible for the welfare and safety of their team and its members. They will have on-hand a first aid kit and team members’ emergency information at every practice and game. One coach per team is required to hold a current First Aid/CPR/AED certificate. Coaches are required to have completed a concussion safety training course in compliance with the Illinois Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act and to submit to the Athletic Director proof of completion of such training course.
Coaches are responsible for maintaining safe equipment and the proper use of the facilities where practices and games are held. Coaches will ensure the proper behavior of team members and maintain discipline of their team; serious disciplinary cases will be referred to the Athletic Director.
St. Athanasius head coaches must be at least 21 years of age. Coaches will meet the Archdiocesan Compliance requirements, which require that coaches complete an online background check, submit an annual CANTS form, submit Certificate of Completion of the Protection of God’s Children (Virtus) training and attend an in-service clinic for their sport. Candidates should submit their name and a short resume to the Athletic Director and be available for an interview if necessary.