2024 Assistant Coach - Softball
The Lincoln Academy is a new K4-12 charter school in the city of Beloit, Wisconsin. We will serve 700 scholars when fully enrolled after four years. We will offer K4 through 3rd grade and 6th through 10th grade this year. We will add a grade in elementary and high school each year until we grow into K4-12.
The Lincoln Academy has three pillars - Academic Rigor, Character Expectations and Career Pathways.
Academic Rigor: We will ensure all scholars are prepared with foundational skills and will be on grade level within three years of enrolling. This will be accomplished through specifically designed curriculum, longer instructional day, interventions/enrichment, blended learning opportunities, strong professional development, coaching and a growth mindset expectation.
Character Expectations: A strong emphasis on character development and citizenship will build our school culture. Civic responsibility, service learning and community outreach will play an important role in developing character in our scholars. Restorative Practices and the Jubilee framework for character education will guide TLA in a joyous, collaborative and healthy school environment where all scholars thrive.
Career Pathways: Career exploration will begin in K4 and scholars will develop an Individualized Learning Plan by 8th grade to help guide them in their course selections in high school. Scholars will set career goals and be fully prepared to graduate high school. They will be able to have choices to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college or technical school, enlist in the armed forces or be employed in a living-wage job.
Vision: The Lincoln Academy will be the premier K4-12 school in the state of WI providing college and career pathways for scholars to lead happy, choice-filled lives. We are committed to an equitable environment with rigorous instruction, joyous interactions, and strong community partnerships.
Children First-Every decision we make is in the best interest of the scholars we serve. We are completely focused on their education and their well-being and we always act accordingly.
Trusting Community-We model and expect transparency, honesty, open communication and respect to collaborate with one another and push each other to always be our best.
Get it Done-We are fiercely determined to do whatever it takes to ensure scholars reach their goals. Innovation and productivity will drive our quest.
Find the Joy-The work is challenging. And in the face of those challenges, we choose joy. We choose positivity. We choose to find the wins. We choose to lift each other up.
Community Focus -We work alongside our families and community partners to build alliances that afford our scholars unique learning opportunities. Shared voices will be honored and help us grow.
The Assistant Coach is responsible for coaching scholar athletes in game strategies and techniques to prepare them for athletic competition. This coach will motivate scholars to develop an appreciation of the sport, increased level of self-esteem, and sportsmanship.
Hold organizational meetings for team prospects and encourage scholars to participate
Assess player’s skills and assign team positions
Develop a regular practice schedule
Organize practice time to promote individual and team development
Work with athletic director in scheduling facilities for practices and competitions
Determines game strategy based on team capabilities
Provide proper supervision of athletes at all time
Monitor scholar’s academic performance to ensure eligibility requirements are met
Follow established procedures in the event a scholar gets hurt
Work with the athletic director to develop a policy for awards and submit a list of award winners at the end of the season
Maintain eligibility forms, emergency cards, insurance records, and equipment inventory
Host a mandatory preseason parent meeting
Other duties as requested
Alignment with The Lincoln Academy’s vision and values
Strong people skills and leadership ability to develop a team environment
Belief in maintaining the bar for educational equity for learners at every ability level
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced setting with high expectations
Demonstrated professionalism and integrity
Strong critical thinking skills and strategic problem solving skills
An ability and passion to work with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
A joyous attitude and drive for personal excellence
Strong organizational skills and ability to adapt to change quickly and efficiently
Interpersonal skills that encompass strong relationship building and communication
Ability to use technology and data to drive toward exceptional outcomes for scholars
Demonstrated strong work ethic
Adaptability in working with various age groups ranging from 7th grade to high school
Commitment to professional growth and personal development
Experience as a Coach is preferred. Must possess knowledge of the rules, regulations, strategies, and techniques of the sport.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
The majority of this job involves walking, sitting or standing necessary to coach the scholars. The ability to physically perform the duties and work in the school setting is required. Some conditions include:
Must be able to stand up to 2 hours coaching scholars
Must be able to sit and look at a computer monitor, using a keyboard/mouse and typing for up to 2 hours at a time
Must be able to lift up to 25lbs on a frequent basis
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.