PowerPlay NYC is a non-profit organization (in New York City) dedicated to empowering and inspiring girls through our one-of-a-kind sport and academic enrichment program. The S.T.A.R.S (Sports Training and Role models for Success) after-school program gives underserved elementary, middle, and high school girls the space to develop leadership and build character through a sports and healthy living program.
PowerPlay NYC is currently looking for skilled volunteer coaches who are passionate about empowering girls and has an interest in sports, fitness, and/or nutrition. As a volunteer coach, you will get the opportunity to develop classroom management skills, deepen knowledge on youth development, enhance civic engagement, and gain valuable work experience in the non-profit industry.
PowerPlay NYC’s After School programs operate in a three season model with Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions. Each season lasts for about 10 weeks. Programs meet weekly for 1.5 to 2 hours, with two coaches leading the session. The start/end times differ from site to site, but all 90-minute sessions fall during the after-school timeframe of 2:30-6pm. Programs run only on weekdays 1-2 times/week and again vary by site.
PowerPlay NYC provides ongoing trainings on various topics including but not limited to the latest coaching techniques and positive youth development practices. Volunteer coaches will be required to complete a background check and will be subject to completing New York City or State Department of Education fingerprinting and security forms.
Coach at one STARS after-school program sites (1.5 - 2 hours each). PowerPlay NYC will select the coaching sites, based on coach preference and availability.
Coach for the entire duration of a season. You can work for one season or commit to the entire school year, which consists of three seasons (Fall, Winter, Spring).
Follow designated curriculum and collaborate with co-coach in advance.
Communicate with PowerPlay NYC Program Coordinator regarding lesson plans and
any additional needs.
Communicate with PowerPlay NYC staff regarding site issues.
Coaches are required to attend pre-season trainings.
Coaches must attend monthly program meetings.
Track attendance weekly and maintain program site roster.
- Physical Education
- Teaching / Instruction
- Sports Coaching
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Emotional intelligence, patience