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Coaches

Traveling Coach Interviews

Head Coach interviews will be conducted in August 2016.  The schedule is:

Girls Head Coach Interviews: August 17

Boys Head Coach Interviews: August 23, 24, 25


Traveling Coaching Candidates

Most coaches in our program are volunteers.  Adults interested in coaching should express their interest during sign ups, or by contacting the Board at secretary@eaganhoops.org.

Interviews of coaching candidates are conducted by members of the Board as well as independent interviewers.  The interviews are held in August.  After the interviews, the coaching candidates are ranked. During tryouts, the independent evaluators will put the players into skill level pools.  Coaches are selected based on the pool in which their child has been assigned. If more than one coach has a child in a given pool, the coach with the highest rating in the interviews will be designated the head coach for that pool level.

TWO THINGS TO DO BEFORE COACHING:

1) Background Check & Concussion Training - Per EAA Policy, all head and assistant coaches must complete a background check (every year) and concussion training (every three years).  Please make sure you are up to date at this website as you will be asked to provide dates for this on your coaching application: http://www.eaasports.org/page/show/188980-registration.

2) Fill out an application - Please send the completed application to secretary@eaganhoops.org.  The deadline for coach applications is August 8th. The date and time of your interview will be communicated after the August 8th deadline.


In-House Coaching Candidates

During the registration process, you will have to opportunity to volunteer to be a Head Coach or Assistant Coach.  Put all the required information, and you will be contacted following registration with more instructions.  A coaching clinic will be held prior to the season to give you instructions and drills to run with your teams.  Practice Plans are available on the under the In-House tab on the main page, under the Coaches Corner. 

ONE THING TO DO BEFORE COACHING:

1) Background Check & Concussion Training - Per EAA Policy, all head and assistant coaches must complete a background check (every year) and concussion training (every three years).  Please make sure you are up to date at this website as you will be asked to provide dates for this on your registration: http://www.eaasports.org/page/show/188980-registration.

 


Coaching Guidelines

The following is a list of guidelines that all coaches are expected to follow.  Eagan has developed a reputation for producing teams that are competitive and have a high level of class.  We would ask that you work to continue this reputation throughout the season.

  1. The best way to produce a quality team is with a positive attitude, positive talk, and positive feedback to players.  Please avoid negative criticism of players, parents and officials.  Constructive criticism is always necessary for players to improve while negative feedback makes for negative players.  Coaches are expected to follow the EAA Coach Code of Conduct.
  2. Players need and enjoy discipline in themselves and their teammates.  Do not allow them to criticize each other, coaches, or officials.  Do not allow profanity, arguments, or negative behaviors to happen.  Expect your Eagan players to be the best disciplined team. Demand that they dress, walk, and talk with class both on and off the court.  The most important thing a player will learn is how to be a good person.  This lesson is far more important than wins or losses.
  3. A successful coach is one that is a responsible teacher, leader, and organizer.  Please take the time to plan your team’s strategy as well as how you approach each interaction with your players.
  4. A successful coach is one that focuses more on teaching than on winning.  They also teach sportsmanship, self-control, self-discipline, game preparation, strategy, and respect for self and others.  While winning is a goal, these other lessons are more important.
  5. A successful coach is a good communicator to both players and parents.  The expectation is that coaches inform parents about the team’s happenings.  A good idea is to have a non-coaching parent assigned as a “Team Parent” to help communicate information to other parents.
  6. A successful coach is a good role model.  Expect that you, your players, and parents follow the sportsmanship guidelines.
  7. A successful coach cares for equipment.  Each coach is responsible for caring for and returning equipment as soon as possible after the season.
  8. No Traveling coach is permitted to participate (roster) on two teams concurrently in the same season.
  9. A successful coach makes each player feel special regardless of their role in the program.  Please try to make each athlete feel as if their role is important to the team.  Let them know their role and how it fits into the overall team picture.