Youth Sports Program Coach St Cloud YMCA

Jon Ruprecht

Would you like to share your passion for sports with others? Would you like to use your knowledge and skills to make a huge impact on local children as you act as a role model to help them achieve personal growth?

Position summary

To provide an enjoyable and safe sporting experience for an assigned group of youngsters while they learn individual and team game skills, sportsmanship, and fair play.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Coach an assigned group of children emphasizing skill development, safety, fair play, sportsmanship, and fun.
  • Preside over team activities including all scheduled team practices and games
  • Be responsible for team equipment.
  • Ensure equal playing time for all your players regardless of the score.
  • Work to establish and improve team unity and spirit.
  • Adhere to YMCA policies, objectives, and rules.  Lead by example among team parents to support the responsibilities of the referee and league leadership.


  • Minimum 16 years of age and one year of coaching at any level.  
  • A desire to work with children, preferably a parent with children enrolled in the program.  Exude enthusiasm and positive spirit with a commitment to equal participation: “every child’s a winner…every child plays.”  
  • Exhibit patience, maturity, and dependability.  
  • Good organizational skills.  
  • Knowledge and skills in sports.
  • Recognized by others of sound character and strong moral values and personal ethics.


  • $12.00 hour

Time Commitment

  • 4-8 hours per week – one for practice and one for games.  However, there are trainings, clinics, and meetings that you may also be asked to attend, and/or other duties as asked – set up/clean up. 


  • Locations will vary.  Some are owned and maintained by the YMCA and others are secured through a third party.  Be responsible to ensure respect of property by all participants and report any obstacles that pose a substantial risk for the children.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 plus pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to: climb stairs, bend, stoop, push, squat, sit, crouch, walk, kneel, twist, pull, reach with hands, sit, stand for an extended period of time, run, throw, swim, Climb ladders, walk, shovel snow, plow snow, have finger dexterity, grasp, talk, hear, have visual acuity, vocal projection and perform repetitive motions.. 
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. 
  • Must be alert at all times, keeping safety in mind. Must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities in order to monitor environment and well-being of members. 
  • Must be capable of working under pressure in a somewhat disruptive environment. 
  • May be required to sit, stand, or maintain physical activity for extended periods of time. 
  • Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program activities in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor locations (depending upon the programs). 

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