Being an assistant coach.....

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  1. Pi-R-Squared

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    Is anyone an assistant coach for baseball? If so, what is the time commitment for being an assistant coach?
     
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    Pretty much the same as if you were the head coach. Some meetings, practices, and games - or at least that was my experience with being an assistant track coach.
     
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    I know it comes to about a dollar an hour or used to in our district.
     
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    Were you able to do "family stuff" if it were known ahead of time? For instance, a band concert that my daughter is in but with my having a baseball game that same day?
     
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    That’d depend on the head coach and the AD. If it’s a one time thing, you’d likely get at least a chance.
     
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    The last time I figured it out for the hubs, it was about fifty cents an hour for one sport. The other two he coached were a little over a dollar.
     
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    Get your schedule ahead of time, plan out any special events, and talk to your head coach or AD about missing it or having a replacement. I'm going to be (assistant) coaching tennis this fall (first time coaching, never played tennis). I have my schedule knowing that practice will be most days from 3:45 to 6 and when we have tournaments (which is longer and on Saturdays or Sundays). I figured that I would do this now since I don't have any kids and we are trying to save for a house down payment, so anything I make will go straight into savings.
     
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    Since you're the assistant coach, you may have some leeway in your schedule, but it would depend on your head coach. Our assistant basketball coach was able to get a few days off, but there was no way our assistant football coach would miss a game, simply because of the personalities of the head coaches.

    I read an interesting article about teacher/coaches the other day. A study says that a teacher/coach will put more energy and time into coaching than into teaching because of external influences, such as: pressure from the athletes, parents, and communities. You have the public watching your every move, so there is much more of an emphasis on doing whatever you can to win. I think they were talking about head coaches, but I just found this interesting!
     
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    Which is why I never coached much at all. I put so much energy into my PE job I knew I didnt have much left for the team job.
     
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    My family was involved in the sport, so i was doing family stuff. If I needed to be off, which I honestly can't remember happening, I would have had to clear it with the head coach. Since the sport was his life, he probably would have taken a dim view of having to miss a meet for a concert.
     

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