Our Volunteer Coaches are making a difference!
For any YMCA program to be a success, volunteer coaches are needed to lead our youth. Coaches, you make our programs possible by volunteering your time to teach the youth in our community and you cannot be thanked enough! Volunteers are ALWAYS needed for coaching! No background in the sport? No worries! The YMCA provides as many resources as possible to assure that all of our volunteers can be the best coaches possible!
Becoming a volunteer coach is easy! All volunteers must create an account in our VolunteerMatters online platform, complete a Volunteer Application, Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse History clearance. Everything is online and takes about 5 minutes to complete. For anyone interested in volunteering, click the link below to create an account – then complete the personal info and sign all waivers. For additional questions, please contact Corey Wolff at 814-868-0867.
Resources for Coaches
Thank you for volunteering as a Y coach or youth sports official. As a volunteer at your YMCA, you have an opportunity to positively influence the development of youth and shape and support your community.
We want to help you have the best season ever, and so we have created the online courses listed in the table below to get you started. These eLearnings describe the Y’s philosophy on youth sports; offer basic coaching techniques, including practice plans, skills, drills, rules, and tactics; and outline valuable volunteer resources.
Tips & Tricks
Any difficulty accessing the e-learning, please call 1-800-872-9622 to reach the YMCA of the USA Contact Center.
Click the course name from the table below to get started!
|Coaching YMCA Soccer
|Provides tools and techniques for coaching flag football for children ages 3 and up.
Practices – Drills & Skills
US Youth Soccer Lesson Plans (all ages)
Sports Survival Guide – Free Soccer Drills for All Ages
Downloadable Resources for Coaches