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Coaches and Volunteers

Coaches and Volunteers

USA Football Coach BannerCoaching and volunteering in youth sports requires great patience and dedication among other qualities. The San Antonio Sharks have a strict policy about the presentation and demeanor of their volunteers, freedom of positive expression is of course allowed within the limits of our policies. The San Antonio Sharks reserve the right to remove any volunteer from his/her current position if we perceive it's on the best interest of the organization.


The San Antonio Sharks require volunteers in three areas.

  • Coaching.
  • Game Team Parents.
  • Team Moms.

Team Moms

San Antonio Sharks TEAM MOMS help the individual teams get organized during the week, receive fundraising, picture and t-shirts orders, help to schedule service hours organize snacks and other team spirit activities for the game. There's a maximum of one TEAM MOM per team, TEAM MOMS are not required to go through any certification process. Service hours are waived for TEAM MOMS, although we encourage you to help. TEAM MOMS are ONLY appointed by and report to the Team Administrators.

Game Team Parents

San Antonio Sharks GAME TEAM PARENTS help the team during games keeping the kids together, making sure they are hydrated, etc. GAME TEAM PARENTS are not allowed to coach. GAME TEAM PARENTS are exempt of gate fees and are allowed into the field during their game, GAME TEAM PARENTS are age specific and there's a maximum of three per team. GAME TEAM PARENTS are required to go through a basic certification process that includes:

  • NAJIFF Registration (Mandatory for all NAJIFF Team Parents) which has a $5 cost.
  • NCSI Background Check which has a $20 cost and is valid for two years.

The San Antonio Sharks will pay the NAJIFF Registration for GAME TEAM PARENTS that volunteer more than 1 year. Service hours are waived for GAME TEAM PARENTS, again, please help if possible. GAME TEAM PARENTS are ONLY appointed by and report to the Head Coach of the Team.

Coaches

San Antonio Sharks COACHES are also required to go through a certification process that includes:

  • NAJIFF certification (mandatory for all NAJIFF coaches) which has a $5 cost.
  • USA Football basic certification (free for San Antonio Sharks Coaches).
  • USA Football age specific certification which has a $10 cost.
  • NCSI background check which has a $20 cost and is valid for two years.

COACHES are also exempt from paying gate fees at the games ($3 per game) which offsets some of the costs. STARTING WITH THE 2012 SEASON, NO FIRST YEAR COACHES WILL BE ALLOWED TO COACH THEIR SON. Head and Assistant COACHES are ONLY appointed by The San Antonio Sharks Commissioner, Assistant Coaches report to the team Head Coach, Head Coaches report to the San Antonio Sharks Commissioner.

Coaching Program

The San Antonio Sharks are starting a coaching program in 2011, the features and requisites of the program are listed below:


There are four coaching levels, each level has its own set of requirements and benefits.


Level 1 (Mako)

  • 1st year coaching with The San Antonio Sharks.
  • All certifications in good standing.
  • Can be an Assistant Coach in any division.
  • USA Football membership paid by the San Antonio Sharks.

Level 2 (Hammer)

  • 2-3 years coaching with The San Antonio Sharks.
  • All certifications in good standing.
  • Can be a Head Coach for Flag or Freshman or an Assistant Coach in any division.
  • USA Football membership paid by the San Antonio Sharks.
  • NAJIFF Certification paid by The San Antonio Sharks.
  • Service hours are waived.

Level 3 (Tiger)

  • 4-5 years coaching with The San Antonio Sharks.
  • All certifications in good standing.
  • Can be a Head Coach or Assistant Coach for any division.
  • USA Football membership paid by the San Antonio Sharks.
  • NAJIFF Certification paid by The San Antonio Sharks.
  • Service hours are waived.
  • USA Football age specific certification paid by The San Antonio Sharks.
  • Sons and daughters receive an extra 10% discount.

Level 4 (Great White)

  • 6 or more years coaching with The San Antonio Sharks.
  • All certifications in good standing.
  • Can be a Head Coach or Assistant Coach for any division.
  • USA Football membership paid by the San Antonio Sharks.
  • NAJIFF Certification paid by The San Antonio Sharks.
  • Service hours are waived.
  • USA Football age specific certification paid by The San Antonio Sharks.
  • Sons and daughters receive an extra 10% discount.
  • Yearly $60 grant to be applied on training materials or seminars.

Registration

You can register as a volunteer by filling the registration form in the following link:

San Antonio Sharks Youth Football and Cheer Program 2011 Season Volunteer Registration Form

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