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Mr. John Guth, Executive Director



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Volunteer Opportunities

Ken-Rock Community Center utilizes over 300 volunteer coaches in Youth Sports programs every year. The Coaching Volunteer Program is a rewarding way to spend time with your kids and their friends while helping them to learn sports skills from soccer, t-ball to football. Coaches are richly rewarded with the satisfaction they gain from working with fun kids in a team atmosphere! Coaches come from different backgrounds and sports knowledge bases, just as the player's skills and knowledge varies. We ensure that all teams have an excellent coaching staff that is dedicated to the philosophy of "Athletes first, winning second."

We strive to provide volunteers with proper training that reinforces positive coaching, sportsmanship and player development. For the safety of our participants, all volunteers are required to pass a background check.

Our focus will place a strong emphasis on ethics, sportsmanship and the development of the whole child by improving the education of volunteers in the fields of child development, human behavior and sports psychology.


Ken-Rock Community Center is accepting applications for Volunteer Softball/Football/Soccer/Basketball Coaches.

The normal work schedule will vary between 2 and 5 hours per week and may include evening and

weekend work: and performs related work as required.


• Serve as a positive role model to the players and parents

• Teach basketball skills through effectively planned practices at a level appropriate for each

member of the team

• Organize the players to participate in games and coach them during games

• Preside over team activities including all scheduled team practices and games

• Teach sportsmanship, cooperation, work ethic and responsibility to one’s team

• Monitor players personal conduct during games

• Provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all players, giving each child an equal

opportunity to participate

• Performs related duties as required


Ability to work well with children of various ages; basic knowledge of basketball; willingness to

learn and follow community center rules and guidelines regarding youth sports; prior coaching experience is

helpful but not required.

Education/experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide

the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills

would be:

• Previous experience in coaching children in some type of sport

• Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a

level necessary for successful coaching performance

Apply to: John Guth at 815-398-8864 or email: mrkenrock@kenrock.org


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