As thousands of school and youth sports organization administrators strive to provide the very best for youth athletes, they face increasing need to evaluate their coaches. This is especially true in light of changes in the landscape that bring more off-campus coaches into schools.
Tim Galli – athletic director and chief athletic consultant at PCA Partner San Rafael (CA) High School – characterizes a typical scenario as “Joe the electrician can help out because he gets off work at four and thinks he wants to coach.” The challenge, said Galli, is “how to get him onto the same page” with fellow coaches and other guardians of the athletic culture.
One tool Galli uses is Coach Evaluator, a PCA Trusted Resource that provides web-based coach evaluation software. The advantages include:
Galli uses Coach Evaluator to proactively, continually improve the sports experience at his school. “This is not about ‘Gotcha!’ It’s about how to constantly improve, and if you’re not on a constant path of improvement, you’re in the wrong business.”