Lake Forest Academy seeks a Head Coach for the Girls Lacrosse Team, starting in March 2020. The Head Coach will help each participating student achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and sportsmanship, and an increased level of self-esteem within an environment that emphasizes student safety. The Head Coach reports to the Athletic Director.
Terms of Employment: Seasonal part-time position starting in March. A background check is required prior to employment.
Coach individual participants in the skills necessary for excellent achievement.
Build a culture that will ensure ongoing participation in the program.
Plan and schedule a regular program of practice in season.
Recommend purchase of equipment, supplies, and uniforms, as appropriate.
Oversee the safety conditions of the facility or area at all times that students are present.
Establish performance criteria for eligibility in interscholastic competition in the coach’s sport.
Enforce discipline and sportsmanlike behavior at all times, and establishes/ overseas penalties for breach of such standards by individual students.
Assist in evaluation of assistant coaches.
Enforce school athletic code.
Report student injuries requiring medical attention immediately.
Supervise the locker room before and after practice and secure the locker room.
Control the use of improper language, enforce player conduct and training policies.
Report promptly for all practice sessions and contests and dress according to the standards established by their sport.
Develop an appropriate game plan and practice plan each week.
Respond to parent inquiries about the program.
Talk to prospective students and parents about the program.
Prior experience in coaching lacrosse
Must possess a valid driver’s license
Must have knowledge of rules, tactics, safety and conditioning aspects of Interscholastic Sports
Must be willing to meet LFA coaching expectations
About Lake Forest Academy
Founded in 1857, Lake Forest Academy is a coed, boarding school serving 430 academically bright and motivated students in grades 9 to 12 from across the globe. The Academy offers a rigorous curriculum focused on academic excellence and characterized by small classes and close faculty/student interaction. The school's mission of educational excellence is founded on the four pillars of character, scholarship, citizenship, and responsibility. The LFA community places students at the center of their own learning and provides the support needed to develop confidence and strong values. Please visit our website http://www.lfanet.org/ for more information about us.