Volunteer Baseball and Softball Coach


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

333 East 100th StreetNew York City, NY 10029

About

Harlem RBI, an award winning youth development program, is seeking volunteer coaches to work with youth between the ages of 11-18 in practices and games. Coaches teach baseball/softball and provide youth with opportunities to play, learn, and grow, inspiring them to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Each coach serves as a member of a team made up of coaches and managers. Harlem RBI volunteer coaches can have a direct and meaningful impact on the positive development of the youth they coach. The ideal candidate is passionate about youth development, has played and/or coached baseball/softball, and is an effective communicator.

Roles and Responsibilities
* Coach youth in technical skills, teambuilding and personal development;
* Lead practices, facilitate team meetings and attend professional development trainings;
* Provide a positive, team-based environment focused on teaching baseball, softball and life skills;
* Attend 1 weeknight practice and 1 weekend game each week during the season.

Qualifications
* Passionate about youth development;
* Understanding of the power of teamwork;
* Ability to create a positive, team-based environment focused on teaching baseball/softball;
* Organizational skills, energy and flexibility;
* Solid oral communication skills;
* Ability to commit to the coaching position for at least one full season;
* Baseball/Softball playing or coaching experience for ages 13 and up;
* Experience with inner-city coaching (a plus);
* At least 18 years of age.

Hours
Time commitment varies by age group but is generally 4-8 hours/week. Practices (weeknights) typically last 1.5 hours and games (weekends) last between 2-5 hours. The coaching staff of a Harlem RBI team consists of up to five adult volunteers: a manager and four coaches.

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Baseball
  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-6 hrs/week
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