Youth Coach (Saturday Night Lights Teens Program)

Employment Type
Job Category
Youth & Teen Programs
Staten Island
Broadway YMCA

SALARY: $17.00 - $35.00 P/H


The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

The Staten Island Broadway YMCA is seeking a Youth Coach who will be responsible for leading a group or team of children/teens in a designated sport and progressive skill development in a designated sport for the Teen Center: Saturday Night Lights Teen program. The Youth Coach will promote the enjoyment of sport while improving physical competence, developing confidence, teaching healthy competition and skill development.  

Teen Center: Saturday Night Lights Teen program operate Saturday evenings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of participants in the program, by providing close supervision of all activities, and ensuring spaces are clean and supplies are well maintained. 
  • Promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that embraces the diversity of all participants.
  • Work with the Supervisor to develop program objectives, goals and logistics. 
  • Schedule team practices and games during Saturday Night Lights Teen Center hours in collaboration with teen advisor.
  • Create written plans for all practices that are age-appropriate and progressive.  
  • Provide supervision of the players to ensure safety and engagement. 
  • Modify and adapt coaching style to meet the needs of the participants. 
  • Teach rules, fundamentals and enhance basic skills. Emphasize teamwork and sportsmanship over winning and the outcome of the game. 
  • Encourage a lifetime of participation in sports and physical activity.
  • Communicate with parents/guardians regarding schedules, registration, and the progress of their child/teen.
  • Communicate to parents/guardians about additional YMCA opportunities that can benefit them and/or their child/teen. 
  • Ensure that all equipment is age-appropriate, safe and in proper working condition.  This includes conducting scheduled equipment safety checks. 
  • Work with the Supervisor to develop and lead program promotion and recruitment efforts.
  • Provide direction to volunteers or Teen Advisors who are supporting the program, when applicable.
  • Inform supervisor on-duty regarding any incident reports that need to be filled out.
  • Keep a safe and clean activity space.
  • Adhere to all Saturday Night Lights funding expectations and requirements.
  • Must obtain YMCA Coaching 101 Training within 90 days of start date.
  • Must obtain CDC HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports certificate within 30 days of start date.
  • Must obtain Child Abuse Prevention within 30 days of start date.
  • Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings, and special events, as appropriate.
  • Other activities and duties as needed that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff and members.
  • Follow and maintain sanitary habits in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience coaching children/teens sport in a structured setting.
  • Content expert in designated sport(s).
  • Coaching license in the respective sport preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of sporting strategies. 
  • Current First Aid / CPR certification.
  • Knowledge of youth development stages.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with members of all ages.
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills.
  • Must be available to work Saturday evenings.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity. 


The YMCA of Greater New York offers a variety of benefits to its staff members including retirement benefits, medical, paid-time off, free YMCA membership and more! Benefit eligibility is determined by an individual’s employment status (ie. full-time or part-time), tenure and/or the number of hours scheduled to work. Click here for more information.

How to Apply:

If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.

If you are a current YMCA employee, please submit your application through the Internal Career Site in Cornerstone. 

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

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