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Orinda Union SD |  AR  4327  Personnel

Temporary Athletic Team Coaches   

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The Superintendent or designee shall establish minimum qualification criteria for temporary athletic team coaches. These criteria shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, competencies in the following areas: (5 CCR 5593)

1. Care and prevention of athletic injuries, basic sports injury first aide, and emergency procedures, as evidenced by possession of a valid cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) card and first aid card or sports injury certificate.

a. Possession of both valid CPR and first aid cards and practical experience under the supervision of an athletic coach or trainer or experience assisting in team athletic training and conditioning

2. Coaching theory and techniques in the sport or game being coached, as evidenced prior experience.

3. Knowledge of the rules and regulations pertaining to the sport or game being coached.

Volunteers who supervise or direct an athletic program shall meet the qualification criteria specified in 5 CCR 5593 required for temporary athletic team coaches employed by the district. Any volunteer who does not meet such criteria shall serve only under the supervision of a fully qualified coach and shall not be given charge of an athletic program.

(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)

Additional Qualifications of Noncertificated Personnel and Volunteers

In addition to the qualifications listed above, any noncertificated employee or volunteer assigned as a temporary athletic team coach shall: (5 CCR 5592)

1. Be free from tuberculosis and any other contagious disease that would prohibit certificated teachers from teaching, as verified by a written statement, renewable every four years, from a licensed physician or other person approved by the district

(cf. 4112.4/4212.4/4312.4 - Health Examinations)

2. Not have been convicted of any offense referred to in Education Code 44010, 44011, or 44424, or any offense involving moral turpitude or evidencing unfitness to associate with children

Any noncertificated employee or volunteer assigned as a temporary athletic team coach shall obtain an Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate or a criminal background check in accordance with Board policy. (Education Code 49024)

(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)

(cf. 4112.5/4312.5 - Criminal Record Check)

(cf. 4112.62/4212.62/4312.62 - Maintenance of Criminal Offender Records)

(cf. 4212.5 - Criminal Record Check)

Code of Ethical Conduct

Employees providing supervisory or instructional services in interscholastic athletic programs and activities shall: (5 CCR 5596)

1. Show respect for players, officials, and other coaches

2. Respect the integrity and judgment of game officials

3. Establish and model fair play, sportsmanship, and proper conduct

4. Establish player safety and welfare as the highest priority

5. Provide proper supervision of students at all times

6. Use discretion when providing constructive criticism and when reprimanding players

7. Maintain consistency in requiring all players to adhere to the established rules and standards of the game

8. Properly instruct players in the safe use of equipment

9. Avoid exerting undue influence on a student's decision to enroll in an athletic program at any public or private postsecondary educational institution

10. Avoid exerting undue influence on students to take lighter academic course(s) in order to be eligible to participate in athletics

11. Avoid suggesting, providing, or encouraging any athlete to use nonprescription drugs, anabolic steroids, or any substance to increase physical development or performance that is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Surgeon General, or the American Medical Association

(cf. 5131.63 - Steroids)

12. Avoid recruitment of athletes from other schools

13. Follow the rules of behavior and the procedures for crowd control as established by the district and the league in which the district participates


approved: January 10, 2011 Orinda, California

revised: March 11, 2019