This position is responsible for assisting the Head Women’s Gymnastics Coach in the administration and teaching of the women’s Gymnastics program. This includes, but is not limited to, an extensive amount of administrative duties, recruiting, teaching, and advising of student athletes. Receives direct administrative supervision and guidance from the Head Coach Women’s Gymnastics.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Assistant Coach will help the head coach manage the duties and expectations of the program and contribute to a positive leadership transition of the program including: •Assist in planning, management and oversight of a safe resocialization period on campus, University life and into sport activity •Work with head coach to prepare workouts and progression for the fall semester in line with the Penn Athletics COVID-19 regulations and phased timeline. •Coach and teach gymnastics skills and progressions to student athletes at practice and competition. Instill proper technique in all conditioning sessions and practices. •Prepare discussion points and participate in virtual team meetings, as well as individual player and class meetings. •Recruiting; pass recruiting test, build relationships with incoming freshmen, class of 2021 identified recruits, build recruiting database for 2022 recruits, remote outreach to other recruits, plan recruiting calendar and potential travel schedule, evaluate prospects, sort previous staff evaluations, review video, make calls with club contacts & individual prospects. •Work with sports performance staff to form teambuilder workouts and maintain health. Assist in team mental performance, nutrition and strength and conditioning planning. •Work with equipment staff to plan and organize equipment orders for season distribution, inventory, etc. •Perform fiscal office training for budget viewing, tracking, etc. •Assist the head coach in building strong relationships with alumni, fans, campus partners and the broader community.
A Bachelor’s degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience coaching gymnastics, preferably at the collegiate level. Experience competing as an NCAA gymnast will also be considered. Strong spotting experience preferred. The ability to motivate student-athletes, recruits and alumni to support the program enthusiastically. Working knowledge and compliance of NCAA and Ivy League policies and procedures. Ability to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and travel with the team or when recruiting as required. Valid driver’s license required.
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