What is Cougar Coaches?
Do you enjoy sports? If so, Cougar Coaches is an easy way for students to give back by volunteering as coaches for local youth athletic organizations. Student coaches run practices and games for a sport of their choosing. Cougar Coaches is an exciting and rewarding way to stay involved in the sport you love while providing much needed service in the community. Assistant coaches are strongly encouraged, so grab a friend and help make a difference in the lives of these kids!
We currently offer opportunities to coach the following sports throughout the year:
Soccer (April & August)
Track and Field (April)
Cross Country (August)
Flag Football (August)
Coaching registration begins 1 month before the season.
Thank you for your willingness to serve!
How do I get involved?
If you want to get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call any of the directors listed under 'Contact Us.' With your inquiry please include your year in school and the sport in which you are interested.
Student coaches run practices and games for a sport of their choice, and usually are only required to serve for 2-3 hours a week during a short 4-8 week season. Times vary by sport and rec center.
I loved my experience participating in Cougar Coaches! When I graduated from high school, I missed being a part of team sports. Volunteer coaching was a great way for me to give what I received as a youth. It was so rewarding to see each player’s confidence and skills grow! The experience reminded of how far I’ve come and the joy and friendships that come through sports.
After a game, I was wondering what good I was doing for these kids. At that moment a mother of one of the athletes I was coaching came up to me and thanked me for being a great example to her son and giving him self confidence. This was such a witness to me of the blessing of service.
He feels like he isn't a good player and didn't want to come to the game today. After some tears and a lot of convincing that he needed to be a part of the team, he conceded to go. You don't owe him playing time let alone ball handling time, but after today, his confidence and demeanor has totally shifted. I thank you whole heartedly for being kind to him and boosting his confidence.
As I walked off the field after coaching a soccer game I was approached by one of the boy’s mothers. She told me that her son typically had a hard time fitting in with the boys his age but I had really helped him to feel comfortable on this team and even helped him to make some new friends. She thanked me profusely for my small service. Coaching has allowed me to make a significant impact in these kid's lives and to have fun while doing it!