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2023 YBA Summer Academy Coach

The Summer Academy Coach is responsible for the supervision of scholar-athletes, baseball/softball-specific skill instruction, providing a safe environment, and serving as a positive role model for all scholar-athletes at the Youth Baseball Academy. The Summer Academy Coach will work directly with scholar-athletes, Classroom Coordinators, as well as Baseball/Softball Coordinators, and will receive support from the Sr. Associate, Sports Programs, Director, Sports Programs, and other staff as needed. In addition to overseeing mealtime activities and field trips off campus, the Summer Academy Coach’s primary responsibility will be implementing the baseball/softball and physical fitness programming for a group of 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th grade scholar-athletes. The Summer Academy Coach will also interact with the Academy’s entire scholar-athlete population and their families.

Summer Programming Schedule:

  • Mandatory Training: Week of June 12

  • Programming: June 19 – August 4

  • Typical Programming Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instruct daily baseball/softball and other predetermined physical activities.

  • Monitor and assist scholar-athletes during meal time, other programming activities, and transitions between activities.

  • Participate in all field trips and summer outings to and from the Academy.

  • Coordinate with the Sr. Associate, Sports Programs and Baseball/Softball Coordinators for daily logistics and baseball/softball specific plans.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Required: High school diploma

  • Preferred: Pursuing a college degree

  • Required: 2+ years of baseball/softball experience

  • Preferred: 1+ years of relevant youth development experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions

  • Ability to lead a group of children by giving instruction in field settings

  • Ability to be prepared and organized for every program day

  • Basic knowledge of baseball/softball rules with some coaching experience

  • Deep knowledge and experience of baseball/softball rules

  • Demonstrated experience and emotional commitment to working with youth and families in a low-income, urban community

  • Commitment to achieving the articulated objectives of the Academy for scholar-athletes, staff, and the community at-large

  • Demonstrated leadership and motivational skills

  • Embody the qualities of a strong role model for the Academy’s scholar-athletes

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Uphold Core Values: Excellence, Performance, and Accountability. These core values set the tone in everything we do, help us succeed on and off the field, make a difference in the community and provide the best guest experience in sports. It is important that the person in the position commits themselves to these core values so that we can constantly move forward in the same direction – Together.

Physical/Environmental Requirements

  • Field: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Summer Academy Coach encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Summer Academy Coach will be subject to inside and outside environmental conditions and will be exposed to inclement weather of varying degrees. Job requires the Summer Academy Coach to function in a high activity sports venue. While performing the duties of this job, the Summer Academy Coach is regularly required to stand for long periods of time, run, jump, and climb up/down stairs.