Thank you for volunteering as a YMCA Coach or becoming a Youth Sports Official!
To help you with your season, weâ€™ve provided concise elearning lessons that contain education on the philosophy of YMCA Youth Sports, basic coaching techniques that include practice plans, skills, drills, rules and tactics of the sport, and valuable volunteer resources. We have also partnered with the CDC regarding the safety elements in preventing concussions in youth sports.
As a volunteer at your YMCA, you help shape and support your community and we thank you for your commitment. We value your involvement in the Youth Sports Program and your impact in influencing positive growth and development for young people. I hope you will find these courses educational and helpful for you to be the best Coach, Official, or Volunteer that you can be at your local YMCA. Thank you for your time and commitment.
The order in which you take the courses is important as the content of the courses feeds into the next. The courses are numbered in the order in which they are to be taken.
eLearning provides the learner the ability take training at their own pace. Each course has been assigned a suggested time allotment. The time allotment is an estimate as each individual learns at a different pace.
Below is a list and description of the courses to take for Youth Sports Officials and Volunteer Coaches. Please click the title of the course to start the lesson.
*NEW* Please click the following link to take the CDC course titled â€œHeads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports.â€This 30 minute elearning lesson is available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion. After completing the training and quiz, coaches and parents can print out a certificate.
Created for Y-USA/YMCA by the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, this quick and easy online training includes self tests and certificates of course completion.
Any difficulty accessing the e-learning, please call 1-800-872-9622 to reach the YMCA of the USA Contact Center.