Coaching Youth Sports
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation's youth athletics program would not be where it is today without the support of dedicated volunteers. Volunteer coaches help instruct youth in the fundamentals and skill of sports and instill the principles of fair play, good sportsmanship, respect for one’s self, opponent, and officials.
Are you interesting in coaching a youth sports team with Saint Paul Parks & Recreation? Tell us more by completing the volunteer form below or contact a recreation center near you.
Becoming a Coach
To become a certified coach with Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, the following conditions must be met:
- Submission of a background check once every two years.
- Completion of the online Heads Up Concussion Training once every three years (must provide certificate with completion date).
- Current concussion training certificates from other recognized institutions (MSHSL, NFHS, Sport Safety, etc.) are also accepted.
- Completion of the Online Coaches Training.
- Acknowledgement (via signature) of our Coaching Pledge and Code of Conduct for Volunteers.
- Gender Inclusivity in Youth Sports
- "Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports" flyer
- "Heads Up: Coach's Concussion Fact Sheet
- Concussion Parent Information
- Concussion Athlete Information
- Concussion Signs and Symptoms Information
- MN State High School Concussion Information
Interested in becoming a coach?
Watch these testimonials on why others love being a Saint Paul Parks and Recreation coach or official! For more information on becoming an official, visit the Officiating Opportunities page.