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How to Volunteer to Become a Youth Sport Coach

Volunteer Youth Sport Coaches are valuable assets to the Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department Athletic Division. These individuals demonstrate a selfless concern for the community as evidenced by their willingness to give of their time to help area children.

The Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department Athletic Division offers youth athletic leagues (basketball, baseball, softball, t-ball, track and field, flag football, tackle football, and girl's volleyball) throughout the year. Basketball season runs from early December to March, while baseball, softball, t-ball, and track seasons run from March to July. Fall baseball, /softball leagues, flag football, tackle football, and girl's volleyball run from August through November.

The Athletics Division staff will attempt to obtain a clear understanding of each potential coach's background, in an effort to place them in a volunteer position that best utilizes their experience, and provides for the safety and skill development of the City's program participants. Therefore, before a potential Head coach is permitted to participate in any of our youth leagues, he/she will be required to complete and submit our Youth Sport Coach application packet.

You can apply to become a youth coach online or by mail by following the steps below.

   Apply Online
  1. Complete/Submit our Youth Coach Application Form.
  2. Read our Background Screening Policy.
  3. Read our Findings of Fact Regarding the Necessity of Applicant Social Security Numbers.
  4. Review our Background Check Consent Form - Note: if you are selected as a potential candidate, you will be required to submit a completed and signed copy of this form.
  5. Read our Youth Coaching Certification Clinic Study Guide.
  6. Read our Youth Coach Certification Test Instructions.
  7. Complete/Submit our Coach Certification Test Questions.
   Apply By Mail
  1. Click HERE to download a complete application packet.
  2. Print the materials, then follow the instructions included in the packet.
  3. Mail the completed forms to the address in the packet.

The successful completion of these items is NOT A GUARANTEE that any individual will be assigned to Head coach in the Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department Athletic Division Youth Sport leagues. All current Head coaches and potential Head coaches are reminded that coaching Youth sports is a "Privilege and Not a Right".

For more information regarding coaching opportunities, contact Brenda Bynum Youth Athletic Program Coordinator at 252-972-1560 or

City of Rocky Mount
Athletics Division
P.O. Box 1180
Rocky Mount, NC 27802
Phone: 252-972-1160
Athletic Complex Inclement Weather Hotline: 252-972-1609