RECREATIONAL COACH SELECTION PROCESS:
1. The primary selection criteria will be based on the best qualified by considering the “whole
person”. The committee will evaluate the numbers of years the individual has previously
coached and at what level. Consideration will be given to
the individual’s formal training, as a coach and/or referee, and any playing experience. Any
other information that may relate to an individual’s ability to coach soccer will be
(a) A coach’s past team(s) win/loss record shall not be used as a selection criterion, but
information about the competitiveness of past team(s) and their opponents shall be
factored into the decision.
(b) Previous disciplinary problems may be considered in the selection process, but only
with the support of documented evidence of the problem(s). The Board must attach
information about these kinds of problems with the coach application packet. This
information shall be held confidential and not discussed outside of committee or Board
(c) The Board shall provide the Coach Selection Committee with all available evaluations
for each coach applicant. When warranted, the Recreational Program Director may
contact all parents from the applicant’s previous team(s) to obtain information
considered applicable to selecting the best-qualified coach. The information obtained
will be made available to the Committee and, when appropriate, to the Board of
2. If two or more individuals are considered equally qualified, the factors listed below will be
considered. They are not listed in any order of precedence.
(a) A returning coach to the same age group.
(b) A coach moving up to the next higher age group.
(c) A coach with a child in that age group.