Athletics

SOCA (Soccer Organization of Charlottesville and Albemarle)
SOCA: Hot Shots
YMCA Basketball
Dance/Gymnastics
Girls on the Run
McIntire Little League Baseball
YMCA Flag Football
YMCA Lacrosse 
Swimming

SOCA (Soccer Organization of Charlottesville and Albemarle)

What Will Volunteers Do?


Volunteers for this program will be paired with one or two other volunteer coaches at a program site. Together, SOCA volunteer coaches will be matched with a team (teams range from ages 8-18). It is helpful to have a background in soccer, but not required.

When?


A one-hour weekly practice as scheduled by the coaches, and games every Saturday.
  • Training Session: 4:30 PM on Friday, August 29, 2014 at SOCA Headquarters.
  • Program Start: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (the first game scheduled for Saturday, September 13, 2014).
  • Program End: The final game is scheduled for November 8, 2014.

    SOCA: Hot Shots

    What Will Volunteers Do?


    Volunteers for this program will be partnered with one or two other volunteer coaches at a program site. Together, volunteer coaches will coach one team of about ten children. The children can be anywhere from 4 to 6 years of age. As coaches, the volunteers will run assigned practice drills for each week, such as "red light, green light" or "sharks and minnows" for the first 35 minutes. Then for the last 25 minutes, the teams play against one another. This is a fun way to get involved in the community, teach children the basic skills of soccer, and share your love for the sport. This program runs from late September to early November, and then early March to late May.

    When?


    Volunteering happens once a week, on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 10:00.

    YMCA Basketball

    What Will Volunteers Do?


    Volunteers will serve as a mix of head coaches and assistant coaches. It is helpful to sign up with a friend and work in pairs. This is a low-pressure atmostphere and the emphasis should be placed on learning instead of winning.  25-30 Volunteers needed. 

    When?


    Program Starts: 2nd week of November (11/12/13)
    Program Ends: 3rd week of February (2/18/14)
    Training Session: 2nd week of October
    Practice will happen once a week for 1-2 hours and games will be on Saturdays.


    Girls on the Run

    Note: This program will take place from September 2, 2014 through November 22, 2014.

    What Will Volunteers Do?

    The Assistant Coach is a volunteer position that assists the Head Coach(s) at a Girls on the Run program site for one day a week. The position entails approximately 1.5-3 hours per week for 12 weeks. The club meets after school (2:30-4) twice a week in the fall and participates in a 5K in Lynchburg at the end of the season. Along with running with the girls, one of the main goals is to be a positive and encouraging role model as these Elementary school aged children learn to run!

    When?

    After school from 2:30-4:00pm.

    Where?

    To be assigned.

    McIntire Little League

    What?

    Volunteers will serve assistant coaches. It is helpful to sign up with a friend and work in pairs. Emphasis should be placed on learning and player development. 10 volunteers are needed.

    When?

    Fall league will start up the week after Labor Day and run through end of October / first of November

    The Majors level (ages 9 - 12, kid pitch) will have the following schedule: 1 full practice each week (2 hours) 1 batting practice each week (1 hour) 1 game each week (weekends) An additional game every other week

    The division of 8 - 11 year-olds has 1 game a week and 1 practice a week.


    YMCA Flag Football

    What Will Volunteers Do?


    Volunteers will teach the fundamentals of flag football to 8-10 year olds. Volunteers will serve as assistant coaches to parent head coaches.

    When?


    Practices will be held 1-2 times per week. Games are schedule on weekends in the Fall until November, but will never conflict with U.Va. Football Games.

    YMCA Lacrosse

    What Will Volunteers Do?


    Volunteers will be placed in groups of twos and threes and will instruct local youth on the fundamentals of lacrosse. Weekly practices will consist of a fundamentals clinic and a scrimmage.

    YMCA Rookie Soccer

    What Will Volunteers Do?


    Coach 3-8 year olds once a week on Saturdays for one or two hours at a local elementary school. Dependable volunteers are needed with experience of the game and knowledge of drills. This program is low key and a lot of fun. It would not be possible without UVa volunteers and the YMCA is very appreciative. Come join YMCA Rookie Soccer!

    When?


    Rookie Soccer coaches on Saturdays. There are multiple one hour sessions, but during most seasons the times range from 9am-1pm.

    Swimming

    What Will Volunteers Do?


    Volunteers help out the 3 or 4 professional, paid coaches at the pool. There are two practices that go on at that time, the 8 & unders and the Junior 1s (10/11 yr. olds) and either run the practices in individual lanes, or correct kids' strokes throughout the practice.

    When?


    Volunteering happens Monday-Friday from 4:30-5:45.

    Where?

    707 Belvedere Blvd.
    Charlottesville, VA 22901

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