Coaches Corner

Fast Action Sports (FAS) is always looking for individuals to volunteer to be a Team Coach or Assistant Coach for our Recreational Leagues.  This is a wonderful opportunity to be actively  involved in your child's life and a rewarding way to give back to your local community.  No prior coaching experience is required.

FAS wants to make your time as a Coach to be a fun and gratifying experience for both you and your players.  We will provide as much (or as little) support as needed to help you succeed in this role.  All coaches will be AAU registered and trained.

Responsibilities

Requirements of the Team Coach and Assistant Coach:

  • Certify to be an AAU coach
  • Complete background check
  • Attend Player Evaluations
  • Attend mandatory coaches meeting(s)
  • Communicate and cooperate with other FAS personnel
  • Organize, conduct, and supervise all practices and games
  • Assist in the prevention and care in case of injuries
  • Carry emergency contact info for each player during all practices and games
  • Emphasize the proper ideals of sportsmanship and fair play
  • Show cordial courtesy to visiting teams and game officials
  • Remember that an athletic contest is just a game, not a matter of life and death
  • Communicate effectively with parents through telephone, text or email regarding practices, games and other aspects of the program
  • Develop and maintain a positive rapport with your players and parents of your player
  • Secure a team manager/parent
  • Represent FAS at all events with appropriate apparel and demeanor

Code of Conduct

As a FAS Team or Assistant Coach, you are representing the organization and thus, will be a role model for players, parents and other volunteers.  FAS expects you to create a fun and positive learning environment for both players and parents and to behave according to the guidelines below:

 

Desired Behaviors

 

        Unacceptable Behaviors

  • Use of positive techniques and methods to teach the fundamental skills of basketball
  • Demonstrate and teach your players good sportsmanship
  • Be respectful of players, other coaches, referees, parents and other FAS volunteers
  • Appreciate and applaud good play by your team and your opponent
  • Develop the skill of ALL players, regardless of their talent, athleticism or capabilities
  • Emphasize safety and enjoyment of the game so that each player will have positive memories of their FAS experience

 

  • Any form of verbal abuse, including the use of profanity, obscenity, or vulgar language
  • Any form of physical abuse, such as hitting, pushing, or threatening to hit any referee, coach, player, spectator or chapter official
  • Smoking around players during practices or games
  • Drinking, being intoxicated or using illegal drugs while involved in any FAS activity
  • Teaching and using unnecessarily rough game tactics against the body of an opposing player

 

FAS will review any infractions of the Code of Conduct or complaints against any FAS volunteer. Depending on the seriousness and/or frequency, FAS may assess disciplinary actions up to and including expulsion from FAS.

Application and Selection

How to Become a Coach or Assistant Coach

  1. Complete the online Coach Registration below
  2. Enroll to become an AAU coach (email will be sent to you with instructions once you have registered as a coach)
  3. Complete Positive Coaching Alliance's Double-Goal Coaching training programs (must complete all three levels)
  4. Once AAU certification is complete, FAS will interview and determine if you can be a coach for FAS
  
COACH REGISTRATION
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