Jun 30, 2018

Military Veteran Youth Sports Coach - PLAY Program

  • YMCA
  • Torrance, CA, USA
Programs Youth services

Job Description

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in LA, it's also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset!

Position Description

THIS IS AN AMERICORPS POSITION FOR MILITARY VETERANS: Americrops is a federal program that puts service-minded individuals to work building community and helping people.  This position pays a bi-monthly stipend, which totals $10,870 over the course of a 900-hour service term + a $2,865 Education Award upon completion of the 900-hour service term.

Under the supervision of the Sports & Recreation Director, the Youth Sports Coach will provide guided instruction in a variety of sports and fitness activities at elementary schools in the South Bay area. This position requires you to have experience teaching and leading children, and the ability to develop or implement classes that are age appropriate. In addition to individual class instruction, it is necessary to be able to lead class participants - and for the instructor to foster a positive class environment that is safe and fun. 

Who We Are Looking For:  Fun and dynamic military veterans with contagious energy.  We are looking for coaches who can teach in exciting and creative ways with a high energy and lots of patience.  The goal of every class is for every kid to laugh, sweat and learn.  If you are applying or this job, you should have a big smile and a big voice.  In addition to a fun coachign style, we expect coaches to be highly punctual and reliable.

Schedule:  Approximate schedule will be Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30am - 3:00pm with a 30 minute break.  Opportunities to support other programs, such as afterschool sports classes or leagues, will likely be available. Schedule will likely start at 24-29 hours per week.



  • Must be a military veteran to be considered for this position
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Program Knowledge of age-appropriate motor development skills, proper and safe progression of  skills, rules, format, etc.,
  • At least one (1) year experience teaching sports to children preferred
  • Strong character values (respect, responsibility, honesty, caring); strong communication skills; emotional maturity
  • Current approved EMSA First Aid; Adult, Infant and Child CPR Certifications (8 hours) Preferred.
  • Completion of child abuse prevention training prior to first day in program.


  1. Plan and implement 3-5 youth sports & fitness classes each day
  2. Build relationships with school faculty and students
  3. Create classes that are interactive, safe and age appropriate
  4. Organize instructional space and clean instructional area after class
  5. Preplan class sessions
  6. Be able to identify hazardous or at risk situations and report them to supervisor
  7. Maintain a professional image and work harmoniously with staff and members
  8. Attend meetings and trainings as required
  9. Create opportunities and get members involved as co-producers of their Y experience
  10. Help members become educated on the philanthropic work of the Y

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