Become a Coach at the YMCA serving Frisco/Plano/McKinney!

As a YMCA Volunteer Coach, you have the exciting opportunity to develop players in a positive way and become a mentor and leader for your team. Join us in making a difference in our community. Motivate and support youth in building the character strengths, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, smart life choices, and the pursuit of higher education and goals.

As a coach, you will be responsible for leading practices, games, and communication with your team and the YMCA Sports Director. This is an 8-week commitment, one hour per week for practice and one hour per week for games.


  • Coordinate with your team via email/phone calls about practices and locations.
  • Attend coaches meeting before the season begins (be an active coach)
  • Make sure you contact your team at least 1 week before the 1st practice
  • Practice with your team one hour per week, teaching them the rules of the game and the basics of how to play
  • Be a mentor to your kids, teaching them the values of sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, and respect
  • Attend weekend games for a 7 game season season
  • Play all kids an equal amount of time each game
  • Hand out medals and awards (given out by YMCA) at the appropriate time
  • Turn a good experience into a great one, not only for the kids but for the parents as well
  • Communicate with the YMCA about issues, concerns, and questions in a respectful manner


Depending on the age level, one must have basic knowledge of the sport you are coaching or the eagerness to learn more.



  • Complete the YMCA volunteer coach registration process, which includes:
    • Online Criminal Background Check- CBC (Dallas YMCA Volunteer Matters)
    • Athletic Protection - AP
  1. Visit:
  2. SCROLL down to Click “Volunteer” for the sport and season you are coaching ie: 2023 Spring Soccer
  3. Click “Register Now” for a new account;  Click "Login/SignUp/Apply now" for existing/returning volunteer coach using your saved user and PW
  4. Write down or save your user login and password for future reference.
  5. Complete Criminal Background Check (CBC) registration and read/sign each credential
    1.           NEW: Enter your 9-digit ss# (If it only asked for your last 4 digits, you did not assign yourself to a volunteer position, Step 2 above.)
    2.           RETURNING: Enter your 9-digit ss# IF it asks you.
  6. Click “Continue”.
  7. Complete Athlete Protection (AP)
    1. Part 1 and Part 2
  8. You will get this message:
  9. Verify yourself that you are a volunteer coach compliant when you satisfy all four below:

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May MacGregor

Sports Specialist Director