Welcome to the Coaches Corner for YGametime. Thank you for giving your time and effort to help build local athletes, it’s no easy job – but it always comes with great reward. Whether coaching kids or adults, you are an instructor and a leader. Check back often as we update this page to provide resources to help you be the best coach.
LEAD THE TEAM: BECOME A Y VOLUNTEER COACH!
Y youth sports teams are coached by one or two trained YMCA volunteer coaches, many of whom are parents or community members. If you like to work with children and enjoy helping them learn and succeed, we need you! If you are interested in coaching, you need to be at least 16 years of age and to attend a Y coach’s workshop prior to the start of the season. Our workshops introduce volunteers to the YMCA’s character values and youth development philosophy as well as give you the practical skills necessary to teach and lead youth sports teams. No formal coaching experience is necessary; all we ask is that you are committed to helping young people build positive self-images and develop a passion for an active lifestyle.
Contact Jerry McNamee at [email protected] for more information.
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.
Youth Basketball Resources: