Cougar Coaches

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Two students stand with a team of nine children.
What is _____?: 

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, and usually are only required to serve for 2-3 hours a week during a short 4-8 week season. 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(Fall/Win)

- 50 coaches needed currently 

- Runs from March 26 to May 2

- Practice twice a week plus one game (three total)

Basketball(Win)

Track and Field/Cross Country(Fall/Win)

Football(Fall)

Wrestling(Fall)

Volleyball(Fall/Win)

Baseball/Softball(Spring)

Tennis(Spring)

Lacrosse(Spring)

Ult. Frisbee(Win/Spr)

- 4 coaches needed currently

- Runs March 2 to May 2 

- 2 Practices a week plus one game (3 total) 

 

Thank you for your willingness to serve!

 

 

Program Directors: 

Program Directors

William Ortiz

Executive Director

(240) 422-1407

 

Cameron Wilkinson

(405) 402-6399

 

Jacob Johnson

(908) 892-0463

 

Erik Parry

(208) 251-3774

 

Active Semesters

Fall   Winter  Spring  

Time Commitment 

3 hours a week for 4 - 6 weeks. 

 

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How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?


To get involved please email byucougarcoaches@byu.edu or text/call any of the directors listed on the left. With you inquiry please include your year in school and the sport in which you are interested. Please complete this mandatory 20 minute child protection training before you begin working with the children.

 

 

Experiences: 

Experiences

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.

-William Ortiz (2017)

 

"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."

-Parent of an athlete (2018)