OPENINGS

SPT Board Opening and Associated Responsibilities:

 

Volunteers Needed for SPT Site Leadership

Updated May 18, 2022

Special Pops Tennis is looking for site coordinators and lead coaches for our Fall Academies. The maximum time commitment is 2 hours per week. Site coordinators handle coordinating equipment, court reservations, volunteers, and record attendance. Lead coaches provide input on assessment and on-court coaching for athletes at a site.

Potential training sites:

– Fulton/Sandy Springs

After you review these two position descriptions, please reach out to Helen Boudreaux hbpoole2003@yahoo.com or 678-596-4566 for more information.

Site Coordinator

Time Commitment:
Pre-planning – up to 1 hour per week during training season.
On-site – up to 2 hours per week during training season.

Skills/Assignments:

  • Communicate needs (equipment, courts, etc.) to assigned SPT Board Liaison
  • Confirm tennis court reservations with facility staff
  • Provide assignments and training (if necessary) to off-court volunteers
  • Ensure equipment needs are met and storage is sufficient.
  • Communicate need for recruitment of additional athletes or volunteers to optimize the session
  • Timely response to inquiries from SPT SOGA Coordinator regarding eligibility for athletes or volunteers
  • Ensure attendance is taken at all sessions and counts are sent in weekly to the SPT Board Liaison (Total # of Volunteers; Total # of Athletes)
  • Send weekly reminders regarding practice and communicate when there are rain-outs or cancellations
  • Identify back-up person in event of absence from weekly session

On-court Lead Coach

(Sport knowledge of adaptive tennis and passion for population, coaching certificate not a pre-requisite):

Time Commitment:
Pre-planning – up to 1 hour per week during training season.
On-site – up to 2 hours per week during training season.

Skills/Assignments:

  • Communicate needs (equipment, courts, etc.) to assigned SPT Site Coordinator
  • Provide assignments and training (if necessary) to on-court volunteers
  • Preparation of lesson plan to ensure adherence to teaching tennis methods that support the SPT and SOGA model of competition.
  • Participate in the rating and level of play that support the athlete’s ability to attain a competitive and successful experience
  • Communicate to Site Coordinator the need for recruitment of additional athletes or volunteers to optimize the session
  • Recommend changes that will better utilize the resources and enrich the experience for athletes and volunteers
  • Timely response to inquiries from SPT SOGA Coordinator regarding eligibility for athletes or volunteers
  • Identify back-up person in event of absence from weekly session