The coaches will maintain the role of coach as a professional in proper perspective by:
- Developing and communicating clear and specific goals for the team and individual players throughout the Maccabi experience.
- Maintaining open and honest communication with athletes, parents, other coaches, and the JCC Maccabi leadership.
- Developing and demonstrating a good knowledge base of best practices specific to their coaching position
The coaches will be positive role models in personal management, appearance, ethics and behavior by:
- Following the JCC Maccabi rules, during the week of the games
- Connecting athletic experiences with life experiences
- Providing an atmosphere of team work and collaboration among coaches and player
- Modeling good sportsmanship and remembering Rachmanus (compassion/mercy) on and off the court, win or lose
- Rachmanus includes respecting your opponent and the officials, exhibiting appropriate behavior and making a positive presence on the playing field.
- Understanding your responsibilities and the time commitment involved. All coaches must be with their teams from 8:00am (or earlier) until their athletes are picked up after evening events.
- Coaches cannot leave for work or any other reason unless approved by a Delegation Head.
- Team Atlanta Coaches will sleep in their own homes during the week of the games.
The coaches will be responsible for:
- Minimum 10 total practices beginning in early February.
- Minimum of 1 team bonding experience.
- 1 Shabbat experience.
- All athletes must play in ALL games, in both pool play and medal rounds. Playing time will vary and will be determined by the coach.
- Attending all JCC Maccabi Events during the week of the Games.
- Attending the Parent Information meeting after the teams have been selected.