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Young Quakers Coach Positions

Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA) is a partnership between the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships and Penn Athletics.

Young Quakers Community Athletics has four (4) open positions

- 4th-5th grade boys coach

- 4th-5th grade girls coach

- 6th-8th grade boys coach

- 6th-8th grade girls coach

The YQCA Head Coach will be responsible for practice planning and facilitating sessions with Big Quakers (Penn athletes) and UACS students (4th-8th grade students). Sessions will focus on Big Quaker and Young Quaker engagement and integrating life skill development into practice sessions. The YQ Head Coach will be responsible for regular communication to the Big Quakers about practice plans and expectations.

Requirements

  • High school degree required, College degree preferred
  • 2-5 years experience in sports-based youth development or related field (i.e. teaching); experience working with at risk urban youth preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of lacrosse required
  • Complete all Federal and state background checks/clearances

Responsibilities

  • Attendance at all YQCA coach trainings, practices and competition
  • Practice planning/facilitation
    • 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
  • Coordinate special events such as opening/closing ceremonies

Estimated Schedule: 

  • September-June, practices 2x week
  • 4-10 hours per week including practice facilitation and planning
  • After-school hours (approximately 3-6pm); Occasional weekend commitments

Compensation: $20-$28 per hour commensurate with experience 

If interested in applying: please send resume to YQCA Director, Jennifer Chu, jenx@sas.upenn.edu