Thank you for your interest in being an Athletics Volunteer with Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska.
To begin the application process, please complete the Athletics Volunteer Application on the following pages. Upon completion, you'll receive a separate e-mail from Checkr, a company that runs background checks, to complete your background check as part of a Coach's on boarding process. Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska cannot move forward until the background check has been completed.
Please Note: The Criminal Background Check generally takes 24-48 hours to complete and Athletics Volunteers will NOT be allowed to work directly with Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Members until approved.
Being a Coach is like being a musician. Your philosophy, your style comes a lot form your influences and how those influences are interpreted. Some might believe players, especially younger players, should not be coached, but allowed to develop by themselves; other coaches might believe players should be nurtured carefully from an early age to avoid the development of bad habits and particular weaknesses.
A Coach's view (or personal philosophy) is based on how he/she learned to play the game, on his/her present knowledge and his/her future expectations. A coaching philosophy is affected by the Coach's beliefs, attitudes, and motives. These factors influence the reasons for someone wanting to coach and provide the perennial, moral, and ethical princiciples that guide his/her coaching.
With that, to agin the respect of players (and parents) and take reasonable care of them, Coaches need to prepare and organize themselves thoroughly in order to organize their teams effectively and safely.
Therefore the role of a Coach with the Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska goes well beyond that of a skilled and knowledgable technician of the sport who is seeking to help players learn and improve in the game. Coaches might be called upon to as a fitness trainer, a social worker, a motivator, a disciplinarian, a friend, a parent figure, a journalist, a mentor, a manager, a fundraiser, and an administrator as well as many other roles.
For some of these roles, it is important to know the Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Athletics Staff is a valuable resource when seeking more expert support for yourself and your players e.g. when evidence of physical abuse is disclosed to you or where a player might be experiencing financial hardship.
Coaches are also usually held in high esteem by players (and parents) and are important role models for children. The Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Athletics Department expects its Coaches to display high personal standards of appearance, behavior, and organization. Most importantly, Coaches should accept responsibility for the conduct of their players and encourage positive, nondiscriminatory behavior consistent with our Athletics Codes of Conduct.
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