Young Quakers Community Athletics Boys Lacrosse Coach
Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA) is a partnership between the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships and Penn Athletics. YQCA creates mutually beneficial partnerships between select Penn intercollegiate athletic teams and West Philadelphia public schools. Penn’s varsity athletes engage with West Philadelphia K-8 students, mentoring the children on the field and off. YQCA provides staff, coaches, uniforms, sports equipment, bus transportation, and access to the University’s world-class playing fields at no cost to the schools or their students. Program participants also benefit from the Netter Center’s comprehensive University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) programming, which brings additional academic, human, and material resources from Penn to their schools during the school day, after school, and in the summer.
The YQCA Boys Lacrosse Coach will be responsible for practice planning and facilitating sessions with Big Quakers (Penn athletes) and Young Quakers (4th-8th grade students). Sessions will focus on Big Quaker and Young Quaker engagement and integrating life skill development into practice sessions. The YQ Boys Lacrosse Coach will be responsible for regular communication with the Big Quakers about practice plans and expectations.
YQCA Lacrosse sessions are currently held virtually over Zoom in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions.
High school degree required, College degree preferred
2-5 years experience in sports based youth development or related field (ie teaching)
Knowledge of lacrosse required
Complete all Federal and state background checks/clearances
Regular access to technology needed to facilitate online practice sessions
Must be comfortable with virtual platforms including Zoom and GoogleDocs
Attendance at all YQCA coach trainings, practices and competitions
Practice planning/facilitation (currently virtual sessions)
Create detailed practice plans with focus on linking life skills to sports skills
Facilitate sports skills and leadership/team building lessons with elementary and college student-athletes
Communicate practice plans to YQCA senior staff and Penn athletes by assigned deadlines
Complete game scheduling (Pending COVID 19 guidelines and restrictions)
Estimated Schedule: January-June
4-10 hours per week including practice facilitation and planning