Boys middle School Track Assistant Coach

  • Part Time
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $1500-4000 USD / SALARY
  • March 31, 2025
  • Season Start Date: September 4, 2024
  • Season End Date: October 31, 2024

The Avenues School


Position: Cross Country Coaching Positions

Location: New York, NY

Positions Available:

Fall 7/8 Cross Country:  September 4th through October 31st

  • Middle School (7-8) Assistant Coach

About Avenues

Why Coach at Avenues?

A part of Avenues: The World School, the Avenues Athletics Department is a group of committed coaches who develop, plan and implement our growing sports curriculum.  We pride ourselves in creating programs within each sport discipline, where Middle and Upper School coaches work closely together to ensure we cover the necessary skills and fulfill the needs of our student athletes.

About the Role

What You’ll Do 

The role of an Avenues coach is to instruct our student-athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy and physical training necessary to realize individual and team success. At the same time, the coach must provide a foundation for integrity, pride of accomplishment, sportsmanship, self-discipline, goal setting, teamwork and self-confidence. 

Head Coaches will: 

  • Breakdown and teach the fundamental skills for players at all levels
  • Attend all scheduled games and practices
  • Manage and coordinate practice and game plans
  • Be responsible for handling all administrative duties related to their team
  • Attend all necessary athletic and school meetings and events


Assistant Coaches will:

  • Support head coach in promoting the mission of the program
  • Contribute to and/or run practice sessions
  • Gather and record statistical information
  • Attend all scheduled games and practices
  • Attend all necessary athletic and school meetings and events

What You’ll Bring 

Coaches bring all or most of the following:

  • Head coaches have 2+ years of cross-country head coach coaching experience
  • Assistant coaches have 1+ years of coaching or related experience
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Ability to work well with student athletes, parents, faculty/staff and the athletics department
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification, or ability to get training before the season commences
  • Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the sport, with special consideration given to those having experience with the desired age category
  • Enthusiasm, commitment, patience, and a passion for teaching the game are essential to this position
  • Ability to motivate and provide positive leadership to our student athletes by following our school and athletic mission
  • High-level competitive playing experience (preferred)

Please note that this is a part time and seasonal position averaging 5-10 hours a week. Varsity roles meet 4x a week and Middle School 3x a week. Practices are 1.5 hours each and competitions up to 1.5 hours, not including travel time. On race days, athletes leave between 2:00 pm-3:00 pm so candidates should be available at this time as well. 

Additional Information

Practice and Meet Schedule:

On meet days, athletes leave between 2:15pm – 3:00pm so candidates should be available at this time to travel to with the team. 

Varsity Schedule:

Meets 4x per week for 1.5 hours. Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4-5:30pm and 2:45-4:15pm on Wednesdays. The team races in 1-2 meets per week, starting between 4-5pm.

Middle School Schedule:

Meets 3x a week for 1.5 hours from 4-5:30pm Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays or 2:45-4:15pm on Wednesdays. The team races in 1-2 meets per week starting around 4/4:30pm.


Please note that this  is a part time and seasonal position averaging 4.5-10 hours a week.  Coach pay rates range from $2,400.00-$3,000.00 depending on coach level (assistant vs. head) and experience. You must be eligible to work in the United States and will be living in New York or surrounding area during the season.

Avenues is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our organization. We strive to uphold a culture in which every colleague feels that they belong, are trusted, and are valued. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, and strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities or groups to apply. Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. 

Avenues upholds the highest standards for safeguarding the physical and emotional wellbeing of children. As an essential aspect of this commitment, all offers are contingent upon successful completion of careful reference and background checks. 

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