Youth Track & Field Coach
Education | New York, NY | Part Time
Kids in the Game is dedicated to developing New York City’s youth by providing opportunities through sports and fitness to the schools and communities we serve. Our goal is to develop the next generation of leaders by developing healthy habits, an active lifestyle, and promoting personal growth through play and competition. During the school year, KING is rooted in dozens of schools around New York City, offering recess, after-school, physical education, early drop off fitness, and sports instruction. In addition, KING operates summer camps, sports clinics (basketball, soccer, volleyball), and special events.
Track and Field Coach
Position Description/Core Responsibilities:
Kids in the Game (KING) is currently looking for dedicated, qualified and experienced Track and Field Coaches who love coaching the sport and especially love working with youth athletes, ranging from Elementary to Middle School. Qualified candidates have an athletic background in competitive running, collegiate experience is highly preferred , and a minimum of one year experience coaching youth athletes . We hope applicants are passionate about running and students of the sport! KING Speed is dedicated to teaching each student-athlete how to be a responsible runner, the importance of recovery and nutrition, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
Responsibilities and Duties
Coaches will be expected to lead and structure a 60-minute practice for 30 athletes to include the following elements:
-Interval or tempo work
Days and Hours:
Option 1: Tuesday and Thursday: 3:15-5:15pm
Option 2: Wednesday: 3 - 5:30PM
Size: 30 athletes per team
Our Core Coaching Principles:
We are Committed: Plan and lead soccer practices. Make sure your and other coaches are motivated and on board. Get to know the kids, learn their names, be their role model.
We are Present: Be attentive to the physical, social and emotional needs of the staff and students in your programs. Check in on programs and be there in any time of need.
We are Positive : Maintain an enthusiastic attitude and serve as a role model. Promote positive and appropriate behavior through speech and action on a daily basis.
We are Prepared : Dress appropriately, arrive on time, attend all appropriate staff meetings, and hold coaching staff meetings, etc to ensure quality standards are upheld.
We are Ambassadors: It’s simple, live these core KING values every day and you will be our best ambassador. Be proud of your amazing work with today’s youth and know that this work truly matters.
Qualifications and Skills
Bilingual is preferred, but not required.
Former college athlete and/or current coach preferred, but not required
2+ years’ experience working with children
Demonstrated experience leading groups of children with the ability to engage and inspire youth
Ability to communicate effectively to senior staff and administrations at schools.
Experience interacting with diverse communities
Competitive hourly rate.
Job Type: Part-time