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Job Title: Youth Sports Instructor

Job Summary: We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Youth Sports Instructor to join our team. The ideal candidate will have experience working with children and a passion for sports. The Youth Sports Instructor will be responsible for planning and leading sports activities for children, ensuring their safety and enjoyment while promoting physical fitness and teamwork.


  • Plan and lead sports activities for children, including but not limited to basketball, soccer, volleyball, and flag football.
  • Ensure the safety of all participants by following proper safety guidelines and protocols.
  • Teach children the fundamentals of each sport and provide opportunities for skill development.
  • Promote teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play among participants.
  • Communicate effectively with parents and guardians regarding program activities and participant progress.
  • Maintain a clean and organized program area.
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions as required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience working with children in a sports or recreational setting.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lead and motivate children.
  • Knowledge of sports rules and regulations.
  • CPR and First Aid certification preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand, walk, and run for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to participate in sports activities with children.

Work Environment:

  • Work is primarily performed in an indoor or outdoor sports facility.
  • Exposure to noise, dust, and varying temperatures.
  • May be required to work evenings and weekends.

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Application Process:

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Youth Sports Instructor

What is the best way to find and hire a Youth Sports Instructor near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Youth Sports Instructor applicants. Employers posting their Youth Sports Instructor job on Indeed get about 16 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Youth Sports Instructor applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Youth Sports Instructor are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 11 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 3 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Youth Sports Instructor positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Youth Sports Instructor role?
SMS has 96% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Youth Sports Instructor job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Youth Sports Instructors are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 105% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Youth Sports Instructor applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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