The Athletics program uses volunteers to teach kids the fundamentals and basic principles of a variety of sports, such as soccer, lacrosse, swimming, baseball, running, and more. No coaching skills are needed. Experience in the sport is preferred but not necessary. The emphasis is placed on learning and player development.


What will volunteers do?

Volunteers serve as assistants to a Head Coach, watching and coaching young kids in a particular sport. They will help run drills, assist in practices, and teach the children how to play. This is a fun way to get involved in the community, teach children the basic skills, and share your love for the sport!



Sites and times vary upon sport. Most shifts are once a week, ranging from 1-3 hours.


How can I get involved?

Registration begins August 22, 2017. Click the "Register to Volunteer with Athletics" link in the upper left-hand column of this page, and fill out the corresponding application. 

After submitting the form, a Program Director will contact you with further information. 


Our Community Partners

For more detailed information about an individual site listed below, click here.

  • Piedmont Family YMCA: Basketball
  • Virginia Gators Swim Team
  • Piedmont Family YMCA: Flag Football & Lacrosse
  • SOCA (Soccer Organization of Charlottesville & Albemarle)
  • SOCA: Hot Shots
  • Johnson Elementary School: Rookie Soccer
  • McIntire Little League
  • Girls on the Run
  • Let Me Run
  • SuperStarter Tennis



“Seeing the girls from Johnson Elementary elated with joy as they crossed the finish line was more exciting for me than any personal athletic victory.”
— Kelly York, (Comm '13), Program Director with Girls on the Run