Youth Sports Coaches

Description of Duties

  • Attends all team functions including pre-season meetings, clinics, and seminars
  • Coach works directly with children in their assigned age groupings (6-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15), teaching the sport
  • Makes decisions in the best interest of the team and places more emphasis on the emotional and physical well-being of the players over wins and losses
  • Organizes and teaches the correct and proper playing skills and fundamentals during practice and applies them in games
  • Person communicates effectively with players, parents and departmental staff. Assists in distributing program information from the department to each individual participant
  • Provides a safe environment at practice as well as an enjoyable atmosphere at games
  • Reports directly to the Recreation Supervisor or assigned staff


  • Has knowledge of the rules and the fundamentals of the game
  • Has previous experience either as a player and / or a coach in the sport
  • Must enjoy working with children


  • Be accessible via phone (with voicemail) and email
  • Be willing and able to complete the season from program start to completion of the playing season
  • Have their own transportation to head to and from team activities

Time Requirements

Time requires for each sport may vary, but teams generally meet 2-3 times per week for practices and games. For specific information, contact the Recreation and Parks Department to speak with the Recreation Supervisor who coordinates the program.

Additional Information
Contact Carrboro Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources by calling 919-918-7364 and fill out our Volunteer Application Form.