Y Sports Coach - Youth Development

Baltimore, MD, USA Req #2883
Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Overwhelmingly, people who decide they want to be a part of the Y in Central Maryland tell us they do so because it reflects their values and a conscious decision, they’ve made about how they choose to live their lives. The happiest and most fulfilled Y associates are those who are motivated to help others and who want to be a part of something larger than themselves.   If this speaks to your heart, then we invite you to join our team. Be a part of a charitable, mission-driven organization that works for individual and community well-being for all, for a better us.


Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Fitness & Sports Instructor is responsible for the general operations of the Wellness Center and youth/adult sports programs, including assigned maintenance and cleaning, member relations, policy enforcement, and safety monitoring. Actively assists, orients, and engages members. Promotes a professional image. Maintains a clean and safe environment. Also demonstrates a commitment to the YMCA Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.




  •   Demonstrates a courteous, caring, and professional demeanor at all times when working with members, program participants, or other staff.
  • Reports to work in assigned department uniform and must wear nametag at all times.
  • Greets all members and program participants in a professional and friendly manner, using their names whenever possible.
  • Develops and demonstrates safe, age, and skill level appropriate lessons plans for sports programs. Adapts lessons plans as needed to work with the learning level of the class.
  • Effectively communicates with and motivates participants
  • Identifies unsafe or hazardous exercise or sports activities and makes corrections or suggests alternatives.
  • Enforces all posted guidelines and policies in the Fitness Center and Sports fields and gym.
  • Reports to class with prepared lesson plans and equipment prepared to start the lesson on time. Returns all equipment to proper storage location at the end of the lesson. Records and keeps class attendance records.
  • Attends all scheduled staff meetings for Sports Instructors. Maintains required certifications and attends in-service trainings as applicable.
  • Reports to work in sufficient time to receive communications and instructors from supervisor or previous staff and read any posted information prior to assigned shift. In the event of a necessary absence, locates substitute and notifies supervisor of change. If unable to secure coverage, you are responsible to complete your scheduled shift.
  • Assists in participant recruitment or program promotions.
  • Works to ensure a Net Promoter Score of 60% or higher.




  • Has 2+ years of experience/education in the Health & Wellness and/or Sports field.


  • Must understand the basic components of program curriculum.
  • Must have an understanding of sport principles for youth, teens, and adults; introductory skills to sports activities; and an understanding of safety aspects of sports programming.


  • Must obtain First Aid, CPR/AED certification within 90 days
  • Must complete Y required trainings including Orientation, Child Abuse Prevention, One Y One voice, and Blood-borne pathogens
  • Possess an outgoing and enthusiastic personality.
The Y in Central Maryland provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. Moreover, the Y is firmly committed to celebrating and achieving diversity and inclusion in all we do. We strive to be an anti-racist organization and expect all associates to treat others with respect, kindness and dignity, at all times. Thank you for considering working for the Y in Central Maryland. If being a part of our cause feels right for you, we hope you will join us.

Other details

  • Job Family Youth Development
  • Pay Type Hourly