The coach has the greatest responsibility as well as the greatest opportunity to guide and influence SFS student athletes. Coaches assume the role of teacher, mentor, and minister to the young people in their charge. A coach’s attitude and behavior are critical to modeling good Christian Catholic sportsmanship both in word and deed.
The coach should be familiar with, adhere to, and support the SFS Athletic Board mission statement and philosophy, all school policies and guidelines. Coaches can be asked to attend a meeting reviewing these guidelines prior to assuming coaching responsibilities. Coaches should be knowledgeable of the rules of the sport and techniques for teaching the fundamentals of the sport.
Coaches and adult participants in the SFS athletics program are volunteers. Since 2004, all volunteers have been required by the Archdiocese of Chicago to attend the Virtus Training Program, “Protecting God’s Children,” mandated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Complete and up-to-date “Protecting God’s Children”, as well as completion of additional Archdiocesan and IESA mandates, is a requirement for adult participation in SFS athletics.
If interested in coaching, please contact Athletic Director Jim Ronayne.