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Volunteer Youth Sports Coaches are a valuable asset to the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District. These individuals demonstrate a selfless concern for the community as evidenced by their willingness to give their time to help area children. Estes Valley Recreation and Park District Youth Sports programs could not operate without volunteer coaches. Estes Valley Recreation and Park District is continuously searching for coaches to assist with all of the programs we offer.
All volunteer coaches must be a minimum of 18 years old. All coaches must turn in a background check, volunteer contract, coach certification test and concussion test. Volunteer coaches must be approved by Estes Valley Recreation and Park District staff. All coaches will be notified by email/phone call if selected to be a coach and all coaches must attend a coaches meeting. All coaches that volunteer for a full season will receive a coaching credit that may be used for the program of their choice. Teams are formed based on number of volunteer coaches and competitive balance.
The Estes Valley Recreation and Park District offers the following youth programs:
• Basketball (travel and in-house)
• Coach-Pitch Baseball
• 4-Star Baseball
• Soccer (travel and in-house)
• Flag Football
The Youth Sports Division staff will attempt to obtain a clear understanding of each potential coach’s background in an effort to place them in a volunteer position that best utilizes their experience, and provides for the safety and skill development of the district’s program participants. Therefore, before a potential Head Coach is permitted to participate in any of our youth leagues/programs, he/she is required to complete the following:
•Coaching Application Packet
•Heads Up Concussion Video
•Heads up parent and athlete concussion fact sheet
Practice times will not be assigned and packets will not be given until all paperwork is submitted and approved. The successful completion of these items is not a guarantee that any individual will be designated a coach in the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District Youth Sports Division. All current Head Coaches, potential Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches are reminded that coaching Youth Sports is a “Privilege and Not a Right.” For more information regarding volunteer coaching opportunities and requirements, please feel free to contact Estes Valley Recreation and Park District at 970-586-8189