Coach Youth Sports FAQ
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER COACH?
Becoming a volunteer coach is easy! You must fill out a Volunteer Coach Application, pass a Police Background Check and provide three references that the Sports Director can contact. A basic knowledge of the sport is preferred, but we can help with rules and drills!
HOW ARE TEAMS FORMED?
Teams are formed by the night, time and location that you pick for practice. You may request a certain coach, location, night or time that fits your family best.
WILL MY SPECIAL REQUEST BE HONORED?
The Pikes Peak YMCA Sports Program will try to make every accommodation when dealing with special requests for coaches. However, not all requests can be honored.
HOW DO I COMMUNICATE MY SPECIAL REQUEST?
Send an e-mail to your local YMCA branch YMCA Sports Director.
HOW DO I GET A COPY OF MY ROSTER?
You will receive a copy of your roster at the coach’s meeting, however if you need it before then contact your Sports Director at the branch you are coaching. Your roster is also located on playerspace.com (visit our Playerspace FAQ and video links for more information on this under the “Coaches Corner” tab at www.ppymca.org/programs/youth-sports).
IS EQUIPMENT PROVIDED FOR PRACTICES? IF SO, WHERE AND WHEN DO I GET IT?
Yes, equipment is provided. You will receive your equipment at the coaches meeting. You will return the equipment after the last game.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT MY TEAM?
Playerspace is a great communication tool. On here you can message your team, send e-mails and text messages and post to your wall. You can also add your contact information on your team site (visit our Playerspace FAQ and video links for more information on this under the “Coaches Corner” tab at www.ppymca.org/programs/youth-sports).
WHEN WILL GAME SCHEDULES BE FINALIZED?
Game schedules will be finalized by the second week of practice. These schedules will be posted on Playerspace and you will receive an e-mail when they are published.
WHEN WILL MY TEAM RECEIVE THEIR JERSEYS?
Your team will receive their jerseys by the second week of practice. Not all players order jerseys every single season, as some have them from other sports.
WHERE WILL GAMES BE PLAYED?
Game locations and times vary by branch location. Contact your Sports Director at your local branch that you are coaching for to find out this information.
ARE PRACTICE DRILLS/RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR FIRST TIME COACHES?
Yes, visit the “Coach's Corner” tab located at www.ppymca.org/programs/youth-sports. There are sports specific drills available as well as Season Progression Checklists.
CAN I VOLUNTEER FOR MORE THAN ONE SPORT?
Yes you may! The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region sports is always looking for volunteer coaches. You may coach multiple teams in a season or several different sports throughout the year. If you are interested in coaching more teams/sports contact your Sports Director at your local YMCA.