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Coach's Corner

IMG_1847 - CopyDes Moines Parks and Recreation relies on volunteer coaches to help provide our youth sports participants with quality recreational experiences. As a coach in one of our youth sports programs, you will play a large role in each player's development of: 
  • Motor Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Good Sportsmanship
  • Self-Confidence
Youth Sports Program Philosophy
While we believe that competition is important, our youth leagues are focused on skill development and the amount of fun each player is having. Our goal is that each participant: 
  • Has Fun
  • Plays Hard
  • Learns the Rules of the Sport
  • Gets Exercise
  • Learns how to Interact with Coaches and Officials
  • Learns how to be a Good Teammate
  • Makes New Friends
  • Learns Good Sportsmanship
  • Learns to Accept they Won't Always Win
  • Learns to Accept the Official's Decisions
  • Learns to Keep Winning and Losing in Perspective
Volunteer Coaching
Our Youth Sports programs cannot run without the help of our community volunteers! Coaches are among the most influential adults in the lives of young athletes. All coaches must be 18 or older. If you are interested in becoming a coach or an assistant coach, please complete and return our background check forms found here.