Coach a Team

WELCOME

WELCOME TO SPIRIT LEAGUE COACHING!

As a Coach, you are the face of Spirit League. The athletes and parents look to you to make the Spirit League experience the best it can be. Not only does the Spirit League coaching experience impact the lives of our amazing athletes, it impacts the lives of our coaches as well.

FUNDAMENTALS

THE SPIRIT LEAGUE TEAM

At Spirit League, we aim to teach athletes the basic skills of the game and what it means to be part of a team. As a Coach, you are not alone. Parents and Team Mentor volunteers are available to assist when needed to help Coaches with their goals for the season.

YOUR TEAM

Spirit League has prepared Guidelines for each of our three sports: Basketball, Baseball and Soccer. On game day, Coaches follow these Guidelines and adhere to the Spirit League Coach Responsibilites and Coaches Code of Conduct (see links on this page). Coaches play an important part in helping their athletes learn sportsmanship while encouraging them to make friends. Spirit League should be fun and our athletes should look forward to coming to see their Coach, teammates, and friends.

First and foremost, Coaches need to keep their athletes safe and Spirit League will provide Coaches with the volunteers and equipment needed to do this. Coaches also generally enforce uniform standards, attendance, and teamwork in accordance with the Coach Responsibilities document and aforementioned sport Guidelines.

COACH PROFILES

COME PREPARED EACH WEEK

With assistance by the Spirit League Staff, Coaches create practice strategies to teach during the skill building portion on game day. A Coach will also help athletes understand the rules of the game and clearly outline goals for the season to team members and parents. Parent concerns, athlete schedule changes ( i.e., when athletes may arrive late or miss a game), and other issues need to be addressed by the Head Coach.

WINNING IS NOT THE GOAL

At Spirit League, we want our athletes to have fun, learn new skills, and make friends. Coaches should be aware of over-scoring situations and dominant athletes then talk with other Coaches about making changes to provide for a fun game for everyone.

SPIRIT WAY GAME DAY SCHEDULE

Coaches should follow the game day schedule outlined in the Spirit Way Game Day Schedule (see link on this page). This Schedule helps our athletes and parents know what to expect each week. Having a consistent format provides less stress for our athletes and provides an easy to follow plan for Coaches.

ASK FOR HELP

If a Coach needs assistance or requires support materials that may benefit their team and/or other teams, they should present requests to Spirit League Staff and the League will make every attempt to get Coaches what they need.

ONLINE COACH TRAINING

Spirit League recently launched the Online Coach Training Program for all new and returning coaches. This Training provides information about the League, policies and protocols, game day procedures, sports guidelines and “how-to” videos for all three sports to support coaches on game days.

Once your Coach Application has been approved by Spirit League and online training completed, you will be certified to coach all three sports for a period of two years.

By selecting “sign up” below, you will be re-directed to the Online Coach Training site. Please create an account then submit a Coach Application to begin the process. You will receive an email from League Staff once your Application is approved to begin the Online Training Program.

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Founded in 2004, Spirit League was created by parents of a child with learning and motor skill challenges who had trouble keeping up with his peers on the playground and in the neighborhood.

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