Do You Wish To Become A Missouri Wolverines Coach?
The Missouri Wolverines are always looking for qualified coaches who are interested in working with young people. All of our coaches volunteer their time and must pass a background check as well as adhere to the Missouri Wolverines Coaching Philosophy which is listed below. If you are interested, please contact us at [email protected] or call our office at 816-379-3692
Missouri Wolverines Coaching Philosophy
The Missouri Wolverines coach is at once a teacher, a leader, an advisor, a public relations liaison agent, and a professional. In these capacities, the coach has an obligation to the Missouri Wolverines, to the sport he coaches, to his players, and to his fellow coaches.
A coach exercises a profound influence on his players during their formative years; therefore, the coach should be an educated and cultured individual with high ideals and firm principles. The coach must be dignified, serious, and even-tempered. The coach must have understanding, patience, and a personality that inspires confidence in those around him. The coach must be sincere in relationships with players and staff within the framework of his moral philosophy. The coach does not have to have been an outstanding player; however, the coach should be mentally attuned to the sport he coaches and must be adaptable.
The Missouri Wolverines coach should be aware of the duties and responsibilities involved in the coaching and teaching of a student-athlete. The coach must have a common sense approach to his sport, keeping it in its proper perspective within the fact that school and education always comes before sports. A major requirement for a coach is that he be a good teacher and role model, both on and off the field.
The Missouri Wolverines look to their coaches for organization and leadership. The coach must have sound judgment and the courage and ability to exercise that judgment when the situation warrants it.
The Missouri Wolverines coach must conduct himself ethically on and off the field at all times. The coach must play every game within the rules and within the spirit of the game, accepting success with humility and failure with grace. The coach must never bring dishonor upon Missouri Wolverines and his team.
Regardless of the level an athlete is playing on within the program, excellence is encouraged. Anything less is viewed as a compromise and no apologies are made for pressing athletes to strive to do their very best. Leadership is encouraged and rewarded; leaders become "multipliers" of the values and methods they have been taught.
What sets the Missouri Wolverines apart from other youth football programs is the level of involvement which is volunteered by a Missouri Wolverines coach. The Missouri Wolverines consider the coaches the foundation of the organization and they are the building blocks for which the program will either succeed or fail. The coaches meet regularly over the summer to have coaches meeting to prepare for the upcoming season. These men volunteer their time not to relive a dream through kids but to help young athletes become young men through a sport that touched them in their lives.