The Eden Prairie Track and Field Association (EPTFA) is a not for profit charitable organization dedicated to the promotion, teaching and fostering of amateur track and field skills and competition. The primary audience shall be Eden Prairie youth but th

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Coach Responsibilities:

Volunteer Position  


Position Responsibilities
Head Coach
  • Responsible for managing the assigned EPTFA team and coaching staff throughout the season
  • Acts as team lead coach, teacher, track enthusiast, communicator, and parent contact
  • Provide regular communication to the team (kids & parents) throughout the season (i.e., pre-season announcements, coaching tips, weekly announcements, team meetings, parent meetings)
  • Conduct team awards ceremonies, athlete recognition, organize team participation at meets, gather team meet results, record team progress
  • Ensure fun and excitement at practices and meets
  • Teach good sportsmanship
  • Follow direction of the EPTFA Coaches Coordinator
  • Team/Parent/Coach liaison to EPTFA Coaches Coordinator and Board of Directors
  • Help with set-up and clean-up at each practice and meet
  • Provide feedback to EPTFA for program improvements
  • Delegate responsibilities to assistant coach(es) and team manager to ensure the above takes place
  • Required to attend a Coaching Certification Clinic hosted by EPTFA, or special arrangements made with the EPTFA Coaches Coordinator
  • Required to be a member of USA Track & Field Association (see Coaches Coordinator for details)
  • Must abide by the rules and policies set forth by the EPTFA Board of Directors and the USATF association to ensure a SAFE, SECURE, and POSITIVE experience for each participant
Assistant Coach
  • Assist head coach as team teacher and track enthusiast
  • Help provide regular communication to the team (kids & parents) throughout the season (i.e., pre-season announcements, coaching tips, weekly announcements, team meetings, parent meetings)
  • Help conduct team awards ceremonies, athlete recognition, organize team participation at meets, gather team meet results, record team progress
  • Ensure fun and excitement at practices and meets - teach good sportsmanship
  • Help with set-up and clean-up at each practice and meet
  • Provide feedback to Head Coach for program improvements
  • Follow direction of the Head Coach of assigned team
  • Required to attend a Coaching Certification Clinic hosted by EPTFA, or special arrangements made with head coach and EPTFA Coaches Coordinator
  • Required to be a member of USA Track & Field Association (see Coaches Coordinator for details)
  • Must abide by the rules and policies set forth by the EPTFA Board of Directors and the USATF association to ensure a SAFE, SECURE, and POSITIVE experience for each participant
Team Manager
  • Work with both the head and assistant coaches to ensure consistent communication and administration of the team activities
  • Examples: Team Picture Day, meet results, team meeting locations (consistent for each practice and meet), team name, help with parent participation at team meetings, team socials, distribution of team uniforms, additional EPTFA merchandise, EPHS & CMS track meet schedules