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 and one’s opponent

Are you interesting in coaching a youth sports team with Saint Paul Parks & Recreation? Tell us more by completing the volunteer form below.

Volunteer Form

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 (see below for additional information).
  • Attendance at a seasonal preseason coaches meeting.
  • Completion of the Online Coaches Certification Training . Please contact your Recreation Director for access to the Online Coaches Certification Training. An outline of this training can be viewed here.

If interested in coaching, please fill out the volunteer form or contact a recreation center near you.

Youth Coaches Forms

Other Resources

Concussion Training

All coaches, directors, and administrators are required by law to complete this online training course on concussions once every three years. When completed, please email or fax the final page of the test to Municipal Athletics for verification that the test was completed.

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.

Last Edited: January 10, 2020