The foundation of each and every one of our programs is our caring and selfless volunteer coaches. Whether this is a coach’s first season or they have been coaching teams for years, we work with all of our coaches to ensure that they have the knowledge and tools to help teach their kids the fundamentals of the game. No experience is necessary to be successful as a coach, only a positive attitude and the willingness to develop and teach youth.
Youth Sports requires all interested volunteers to apply for a Head or Assistant Coach position prior to being selected. This process includes documentation and fingerprinting of coaches to ensure the safety of its participants. Coaches that have successfully completed the Volunteer Coach Application will be given a badge, letting both Youth Sports staff and parents know that the coach has been validated through the system.
Coaching positions are a privilege, not a right, and Youth Sports reserves the right to select and remove coaches at any time. Coaches in “good standing” will be given preferred consideration. Coaching opportunities may be limited by the number of available teams per season. Please contact the Youth Sports Office at (661) 250-3756, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries or additional information.
Volunteer Coach Application
If you are interested in coaching for the City of Santa Clarita's Youth Sport's Program, please fill out the online application by following the instructions listed below at your earliest convenience. Youth Sports does not guarantee coaching positions, and applications will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis. Additionally, all first-time Youth Sports coaches are required to go through a City of Santa Clarita fingerprint screening process, free of charge.
WHAT IS LIVE SCAN?
Live Scan is a process where digital finger prints are submitted to The California Department of Justice for criminal history background check.
All administrators (coaches, assistant coaches, team parents and board members) working with the City have to go through this background checking process before he/she is allowed to work with children.
To access and complete the Coaches Application online:
1) Click here
2) Click the Login Button & type in your Rec1 User Name and Password or Create a New Account
3) Type in “Coach" in the Search Bar
4) Click “Register” (For the specific sport(s) you are interested in coaching)
5) Fill out the Application
6) Click Submit
If you are selected to be a coach in our program, you will be notified via phone or email by a Youth Sports representative.
National Alliance for Youth Sports
Together, Youth Sports and NAYS work to preserve a positive atmosphere in sports for youth of the Santa Clarita Valley. Each season, NAYS provides workshops for Youth Sports Coaches, teaching coaches how to remain positive and keep a "fun is #1" priority during the season.
For more information on NAYS mission and philosophy, or to learn how to become certified as a parent or coach visit www.nays.org
Youth Sports takes great strides in providing the positive recreational experiences for the youth in the Santa Clarita Valley. The below Disciplinary Sanctions were designed to create clear and concise actions for coaches that don't adhere to the Coaches Code of Conduct.
- Basketball Disciplinary Sanctions
- Flag Football Disciplinary Sanctions
- T-Ball Softball Disciplinary Sanctions
- Volleyball Disciplinary Sanctions
The Youth Sports Coaches Manual was designed to provide coaches with a key tool to help guide them through coaching youth sports. The manual contains pertinent information regarding program guidelines, league rules, and practices drills that coaches can refer to and utilize over the course of the season.
- Winter Basketball
- Spring 5-on-5 Flag Football
- T-Ball / Coach Pitch / Softball / Machine Pitch Baseball
- Spring Volleyball
- Summer Basketball
- Fall Flag Football
- Fall Volleyball
The document linked below contains information on the Youth Sports Draft Process. This document clearly outlines the rules that govern every youth sport draft. Please contact Youth Sports with questions or concerns.