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5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216
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The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department relies heavily on volunteer youth sports coaches to help provide our participants with quality recreational experiences. By utilizing volunteer coaches we are able to minimize the overall cost of providing youth sports programs. Each year over 500 individuals dedicate time to mentoring, shaping and enhancing the lives of over 6,000 youth sports participants in Mecklenburg County. Anyone who is interested in volunteering as a head or assistant coach should contact their preferred recreation center to begin the application process. *All Youth Sports Coaches will receive a comprehensive background screening prior to being approved. Please review the information below to find out more about volunteering as a youth sports coach!
Youth Sports Volunteer Coach - Information Form.pdf
Youth Sports Program PhilosophyThe three main goals for the youth sports programs are:1. Safety2. Fun3. Participant development based on:Everyone plays: Provide opportunities to learn skills and improve conditioning by minimizing roster sizes and ensuring players play at least half of every game.Balanced Teams: Build teams that are evenly balanced on age and experience.Positive Coaching: Train and encourage coaches to help develop a child's sense of self-worth.Sportsmanship: Create a safe, fair, fun, positive environment based on mutual respect.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED AND BECOME A YOUTH COACH?
If you are interested in coaching, please contact your local recreation center for more information.North Corridor Recreation CentersHickory Grove Recreation Center 704.432.4811 (28215)Mallard Creek Recreation Center 704.548.8234 (28269)Methodist Home Recreation Center 704.568.3363 (28215)Sugaw Creek Recreation Center 704.596.0107 (28213)West Charlotte Recreation Center 704.393.1560 (28216)MLK Recreation Center 704.432.2924 (28213)Thomasboro Recreation Center 704.399.3911 (28208)
Central Corridor Recreation CentersTom Sykes Recreation Center 704.432.4803 (28203)Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center 704.432.6775 (28208)Tuckaseegee Recreation Center 704.399.4492 (28208)Ivory Baker Recreation Center 704.432.4580 (28206)Arbor Glen Recreation Center 704.432.1531 (20208)Bette Rae Recreation Center 704.393.7333 (28208)Merry Oaks Recreation Center 704.569.1496 (28205)
South Corridor Recreation CentersSouthview Recreation Center 704.392.7452 (28208)Elon Recreation Center 704.540.2426 (28277)Albermarle Road Recreation Center 704.567.1941 (28227)Marion Diehl Recreation Center 704.432.0237 (28210)Naomi Drenan Recreation Center 704.432.5231 (28211)Winget Recreation Center 704.504.5433 (28278)Berewick Recreation Center 704.432.4934 (28278)
CLICK ON THE LINKS OF INTEREST BELOW, FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND YOUTH SPORTS AFFILIATIONS:National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS)North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA)Statewide Athletics Committee (SWAC)