Description of Roles:
Head Coach/Alternate Head Coach - The Men’s and Women’s International Team will be led by one of the USA Archery staff coaches selected by USA Archery to be the Head Coach and the Para International Team will be led by the USA Archery appointed Para National Head Coach. Otherwise, the selection committee will select a Head Coach for each international trip. The Head Coach may assign coaches to individuals, and teams in team rounds, by assessing individual and group dynamics. The Head Coach maintains communication with the Team Leader during all components of the event.
Assistant Coach/Alternate Assistant Coach – The Assistant Coach will be one of the USA Archery staff coaches and will be assigned as the primary assistant coach and will report to the Head Coach. Otherwise, the selection committee will select an Assistant Coach for each international trip. Any additional Assistant Coaches will also report to the Head Coach. The primary role of an Assistant Coach is to help the archers to perform at their peak. Assistant Coaches perform duties as assigned by the Head Coach and they may also be asked to assist the Team Leader. Assistant Coaches report information pertinent to the archers’ performance to the Head Coach during practice and competition. Assistant Coaches will interact with athletes and ask questions to prompt open communication.
Team Leader/Alternate Team Leader - The Team Leader is the delegation’s liaison to World Archery, the Organizing Committee, and Tournament Officials. The Team Leader will accompany (or delegate a coach to accompany) athletes to drug testing. The Team Leader is responsible for coordinating all team logistics and administration with the Athlete Services Manager.
Sports Medicine Staff - The Sports Medicine Staff is responsible for monitoring athletes for possible injury and treat minor injuries on site. They are also responsible for referring athletes with major injuries to a properly staffed medical center or hospital and provide recommendations to the Head Coach about recovery and long-term treatment of injuries suffered during competition. Sports Medicine Staff must be approved by the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Sports Medicine Department.
*Alternate staff members will only used in the event that the assigned staff member is unable to attend the event.