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Overview

The City of Goodyear offers a variety of youth sports leagues throughout the school year for children 4 to 15 years of age. Our programs is designed to educate youth about the specific sport, while emphasizing development in teamwork, participation, and sportsmanship. Players learn skills and lessons that help them succeed both on and off the field/court. We offer several youth sports leagues to choose from throughout the school year including:

We Need Volunteer Coaches!

All of our youth sports leagues require volunteer coaches. We provide coaches training and documentation to assist new coaches with the prospect of coaching youth sports for the first time. The time commitment ranges from 7 to 12 weeks with approximately 4-5 hours per week (two 1-hour practices a week, and a 1-2 hour game on Saturdays). Coaches are to assist in providing young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while developing the skills necessary to become successful players.

Incentives for Coaching

  • A credit will be applied to the recreation account to be used towards a future program at the end of the season (Head Coach only). Credit is valid for one calendar year from the date of issue and will expire at that time if not used. Coaching credits have no cash value.
  • Opportunity to request up to 4 players on your team not including your own child
  • Informational materials, coach’s clinics, and/or coach’s orientation/season kickoff
  • Exclusive Coach’s shirt and ability to pick team color
  • Ability to pick practice time (based on age and space availability)
  • Obtain volunteer hours
  • Participation in Volunteer Appreciation Celebration (annually)

Volunteer Application Process:

The volunteer application process is a 3-step sequential process:

  1. Application - All coaches must submit a Youth Volleyball Volunteer Coach Application (click here for Baseball, here for Volleyball) through our City Jobs website. An application is required for every coach prior to the coaches meeting.
  2. Background Check – Upon submission of the application, our human resources department will email the background screening information, which will be processed through ESR.
  3. Fingerprint Clearance – All coaches must pass the Level 1 DPS Finger Print Clearance Requirement by either submit a Valid Level 1 DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card or complete finger printing in the recreation office or at the coaches meeting.

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicant must be 18 years of age
  • Coaches are expected attend the coaches meeting prior to the start of each season and are responsible for contacting their teams after the meeting.
  • Ability to deal professionally and tactfully with players, their parents, other coaches, officials, spectators, and recreation staff.

Essential Coaching Functions:

  • Develop and implement meaningful and instructive practice plans.
  • Teach participants the importance of sportsmanship and teamwork.
  • Teach participants the rules and regulations of the sport and program.

Please contact Kristen Ennis at 623-882-7352 with any questions.

Recreation Office - 3075 N Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85395           
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Phone : 623-882-7525