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The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department relies heavily on volunteer youth sports coaches to help provide our participants with quality recreational experiences. By utilizing volunteer coaches we are able to minimize the overall cost of providing youth sports programs. Each year over 500 individuals dedicate time to mentoring, shaping and enhancing the lives of over 6,000 youth sports participants in Mecklenburg County. Anyone who is interested in volunteering as a head or assistant coach should contact their preferred recreation center to begin the application process. *All Youth Sports Coaches will receive a comprehensive background screening prior to being approved. Please review the information below to find out more about volunteering as a youth sports coach!
Youth Sports Volunteer Coach - Information Form.pdf
Youth Sports Program PhilosophyThe three main goals for the youth sports programs are:1. Safety2. Fun3. Participant development based on:Everyone plays: Provide opportunities to learn skills and improve conditioning by minimizing roster sizes and ensuring players play at least half of every game.Balanced Teams: Build teams that are evenly balanced on age and experience.Positive Coaching: Train and encourage coaches to help develop a child's sense of self-worth.Sportsmanship: Create a safe, fair, fun, positive environment based on mutual respect.
Youth Sports Suspension Policy
PLAY UP - POLICY.pdf
PLAY UP POLICY - RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK.pdf
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED AND BECOME A YOUTH COACH?
If you are interested in coaching, please contact your local recreation center for more information.North Corridor Recreation CentersAlbermarle Road Recreation Center (28227)
Hickory Grove Recreation Center (28215)
Ivory/Baker Recreation Center (28206)
Mallard Creek Recreation Center (28269)Sugaw Creek Recreation Center (28213)West Charlotte Recreation Center (28216)
Central Corridor Recreation CentersArbor Glen Recreation Center (20208)Bette Rae Recreation Center (28208)Southview Recreation Center (28208)
Tuckaseegee Recreation Center (28208)
Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center (28208)
South Corridor Recreation CentersBerewick Recreation Center (28278)
Elon Recreation Center (28277)Marion Diehl Recreation Center (28210)
Methodist Home Recreation Center (28215)Naomi Drenan Recreation Center (28211)Tom Sykes Recreation Center (28203)
CLICK ON THE LINKS OF INTEREST BELOW, FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND YOUTH SPORTS AFFILIATIONS:National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS)North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA)Statewide Athletics Committee (SWAC)
Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.