Code No.: 407.1R6
Head Coach Evaluation Criteria
Standard 1: Demonstrates ability to enhance athletic performance and support for implementation of the
school district’s student achievement goals.
a. Provides evidence of student-athlete learning and skill acquisition to students, families and staff.
b. Implements strategies supporting student, building, and district goals.
c. Uses student-athlete performance data as a guide for decision making.
d. Accepts and demonstrates responsibility for creating a team culture that supports the learning and
development of every student.
e. Creates an environment of mutual respect, rapport, and fairness.
f. Participates in and contributes to a team culture that focuses on improved student learning,
development, and achievement.
g. Communicates with student-athletes, families, colleagues, and communities effectively and accurately
Standard 2: Demonstrates competence in content knowledge appropriate to the coaching position.
a. Understands and uses key concepts, underlying themes, relationships, and different perspectives
related to the coaching area.
b. Uses knowledge of student development to make learning experiences in the activity meaningful and
accessible for every student-athlete.
c. Relates ideas and information within and across athletic areas.
d. Understands and uses instructional strategiesthat are appropriate to the coaching area.
Standard 3: Demonstrates competence in planning and preparing for instruction.
a. Uses student-athlete achievement data, local standards, and the district philosophy in planning for
b. Sets and communicates high expectations for social, behavioral, academic, and athletic success of all
c. Uses student-athletes’ developmental needs, backgrounds, and abilities in planning for
d. Selects strategies and delegates to staff responsibilities to engage all student-athletesin learning and
e. Uses available resources including technologies, in the development and sequencing of
Standard 4: Uses strategies to deliver instruction that meet the multiple learning needs of students.
a. Aligns instruction with local standards and district philosophy.
b. Uses research-based instructional strategiesthat address the full range of athletic levels.
c. Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness in adjusting instruction to meet student-athlete needs.
d. Engages student-athletes in varied experiences that meet diverse needs and promote social, emotional,
athletic, and academic growth.
e. Connects student-athletes’ prior knowledge, life experiences, abilities, and interests in the
f. Uses available resources, including technologies, in the delivery of instruction.
Standard 5: Uses a variety of methods to monitor student learning and athletic development.
a. Aligns athletic assessment with instruction.
b. Communicates assessment criteria and standards to all student-athletes and parents.
c. Understands and uses the results of multiple assessmentsto guide planning and instruction.
d. Guides student-athletesin goal setting and assessing their own learning and development. e.
Provides substantive, timely and constructive feedback to student-athletes and parents.
f. Works with other staff and building and district leadership in analysis of student progress.
Standard 6: Demonstrates competence in team management.
a. Creates a team environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement, and self-regulation for
every student-athlete and staff member.
b. Establishes, communicates, models, and maintains standards of responsible student behavior.
c. Develops and implements team procedures and routines that support high expectations for student learning and
behavior as well as staff behavior.
d. Uses instructional time effectively to maximize student achievement.
f. Creates a safe and purposeful athletic environment.
Standard 7: Engages in professional growth.
a. Demonstrates habits and skills of continuous inquiry and learning.
b. Works collaboratively to improve professional practice and student learning and development.
c. Applies research, knowledge, and skills from professional development opportunities to improve practice.
d. Establishes and implements professional development plans based upon the coach’s needs
aligned to the Iowa teaching standards and district/building student achievement goals.
Standard 8: Fulfills professional responsibilities established by the school district.
a. Adheres to board policies, district procedures, and contractual obligations.
b. Demonstrates professional and ethical conduct as defined by state law and district policy. c.
Contributes to efforts to achieve district and building goals.
d. Demonstrates an understanding of and respect for all students and staff.
e. Collaborates with students, families, colleagues, and communities to enhance student learning and athletic
Code No.: 407.1R6