Middle School Athletics Staffing

920 Words Jan 7th, 2016 4 Pages
Middle School Athletics Staffing
In the business world, each year is different from the other, same goes for the academic division. It is a fact that people come and people go for all types of reasons. Change is forever arising, sometimes for the better or worse. Within the middle school athletics level there are 13 Athletic Directors (AD) positions and 160 or more coaching positions, dependent on each teams’ participation. AD’s and coaches are paid employees of the district. The AD’s supervise the coaches at their individual school buildings or act as a sports liaison within their assigned school. The coaches simply coach. Many of our coaches have experience in the sport they are coaching, but sometimes we need a “warm body” or parent/volunteer to coach a team. In the area of Athletics you are always asked to work or volunteer more than you get paid. In most cases if you put in 40 hours weeks then you are paid for 40 hours. In athletics you may put in 40 hours and are only compensated 15 hours. The middle school AD position is part-time and pays 10-12 hours per week. So you can imagine the high turnover rate for AD’s. Coaches are paid based on their experience in the sport they are coaching. The coaches is pay is a percentage of the teacher’s contract. It can range from 3-5% of $37,600 and the teacher’s contract varies from year to year. The Athletics Department made a direct observation and diagnosed several problems identified above which were the high turnover…
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