Coaches Corner

Our Volunteer Coaches are making a difference 

Thank you for volunteering to coach at the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver. Here you will find some resources for the upcoming season as well as our volunteer application and links to our online trainings.

Below are the requirements for all YMCA coaches:


Click Here to register for the Winter 2017 YMCA Coaches Clinic

Join us on January 7th at the Schlessman Family YMCA for our Winter 2017 Coaches clinic where you interact with a presenter from the Positive Coaching Alliance and learn drills and skills from the head varsity girls basketball coach at Mullen. 

Online Trainings

We believe that a youth sports program is only as strong as its coaches and that is why we want you to have all the tools you need for your season.  We recommend that you check out the YMCA training website where there are multiple sports-specific trainings available.  Each sport specific training will provide you with downloadable practice plans for specific ages in each sport.  Visit

Downloadable Resources for Coaches

Coaches Handbook: A handbook designed for coaches with information on all of the following;  YMCA sports overview, risk and injury prevention, character development, practice guidelines and tips, working with parents and officials, coaches troubleshooting guide, and more.

Positive Coaching Alliance

Weekly Talking Points - Click here to register to receive your FREE subscription to Talking Points.  These weekly emails include key topics and points for coaches to discuss with their players, plus video commentary from PCA National Advisory Board Members. Each Talking Points issue sparks conversations that can lead to:

•   improved athletic performance
•   stronger team bonds
•   the teaching and learning of life lessons through sports.Talking point will help you help your players become "Better Athletes, Better People" while learning life lessons in teamwork, accountability, persistence and other character traits of value beyond sports.