Fit Kids was founded to provide free physical activity opportunities to at-risk children. Through our high quality youth fitness programs, Fit Kids develops young children into healthy, active leaders on and off the field. In addition to the many physical benefits of our programs, Fit Kids helps shape youth into confident and supportive individuals by building the skills they need in order to lead others on their team, in their communities, and elsewhere. Fit Kids recognizes the importance of these skills for all children and has developed the Junior Coach Program for youth, ages 13-18 years, who want to evolve as leaders through volunteering at our programs.
Serving as a Junior Coach is a fun and rewarding way for teens (and parents) to get involved with Fit Kids and make a difference in the lives of underserved youth throughout the Bay Area. Junior Coaches get to work directly with children, feel a sense of accomplishment, and build excellent leadership skills with the support of our trained, professional Fit Kids coaches!
The Junior Coach is a volunteer position for individuals 13-18 years of age to assist the Lead and Assistant Coaches at a Fit Kids program site. While the Junior Coach is not responsible for independently facilitating the Fit Kids curriculum, they are there to support the Lead and Assistant Coaches and program participants in many ways. Fit Kids coaches work together at each class to teach fitness activities, fair play, and positive conflict resolution. Junior Coaches will work with the coach team to assist with all aspects of Fit Kids classes.
This volunteer position may be used as a service learning project/community service credit, internship, or other school credit project upon agreement of the School and Program Coordinator or Executive Director.
Core Duties / Responsibilities
Understand and believe in the Fit Kids mission
Serve as a role model and mentor for program participants
Attend program sessions on selected day(s) on a consistent basis
Encourage and motivate all participants
Assist the Lead and Assistant coaches and participate in activities and lessons
Provide one-on-one attention to participants, as necessary
Lead an activity with assistance and under the supervision of a Lead or Assistant Coach
Other duties as assigned
The position entails a commitment of approximately 1 - 4 hours per week for six weeks. Junior Coaches can choose to attend both program sessions per week OR commit to only one day a week. We ask each Junior Coach to determine which schedule works the best for them and to maintain that schedule throughout the program to provide consistency for the participants. Junior Coaches will also have leadership team meetings 1-2x a season.
Email Tiffany Yim, Director of Operations ( email@example.com ) with the subject line: "Junior Coach Application"
In the body of the email, please answer:
Why do you want to be a Junior Coach? (Max 500 words)
What previous experience have you had coaching or working with children ages 4-8 years old? (Max 200 words)
What is the best contact number & email address for your parent(s)/guardian(s)?
Choose the days & weeks you will commit to if selected as a Junior Coach.
Application deadline for Spring season: January 13th, 2017
- Physical Education
- People Skills
- Sports Coaching
- Fitness Instruction
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 13
- 1-4 hours/week