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.

Concussion Recognition & Training 

Every coach is required to complete this course offered by the NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations). We take player health very seriously and being able to recognize the serious injuries that concussions are, is important. Coaches may provide evidence of completion of an equivalent concussion course if applicable. (Ex. CDC)

Background Checks

Every volunteer at the YMCA is required to submit a background check form and get it approved before working with youth. This is an important step taken to ensure the safety of all participants in Y programs. If you will be a coach of a Little League Program, this background check form will have to be completed as well.


The official position of the YMCA is that coaches should not transport any player that is not his/her own child. However, recognizing the circumstances of living in a small town and having to travel, there is a waiver that coaches and parents may fill out and sign allowing a coach to transport their child.

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

Every coach at the YMCA will be required to complete trainings on the prevention of abuse and safety around children. The courses cover misconceptions, situational awareness, reporting, and rules to follow. You will have to create a free account on the YMCA’s Learning & Career Development Center and complete Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Appropriate Touch. Send the completion certificates to Caleb Haynes at [email protected]