Superstarter tennis

WHAT WILL VOLUNTEERS DO?

SuperStarters Sports seeks coaches for after-school tennis & life skills programs at local elementary schools in the Charlottesville County for the spring semester, tentatively starting mid-February through mid-April. The SuperStarters Sports Tennis program promotes the “5 C’s” of youth development: caring, connectedness, competence, confidence and character. We help kids be better teammates in sports and in life!

Volunteer coaches will lead co-ed groups of elementary school children for one hour to 1.5 hour sessions. Lesson plans use the QuickStart tennis curriculum along with activities such as “popcorn” and “ESPN reporter interviews” and "Houdini Hoops" to develop pro-social skills, communication and teamwork. This is a great opportunity to expand your coaching experience while making a difference with kids and giving back to the Charlottesville community!

Tennis experience is preferred. Qualifications include excellent communication skills, enthusiastic personality, responsibility, creativity and ability to meet travel needs. Carpools are available for those without cars. Please contact Caroline Crisostomo at tennis@madisonhouse.org if you have any questions.

When?

After-school programs meet once a week for six weeks at local elementary schools between 2:00-4:00pm.

Where?

Cale Elementary, Greer Elementary, Stone-Robinson Elementary, Broadus Wood Elementary.

 

Soccer Organization of Charlottesville and Albemarle (SOCA)

What Will Volunteers Do?

Volunteers for this program can sign up to coach individually or with a friend. Two to three SOCA volunteer coaches will be matched with a team of around 10 to 15 players (teams range from ages 8­18, team size varies with age). The coaches will organize games, create a fun environment, and help the players learn the fundamentals of soccer and teamwork. These skills will then be applied in games against other SOCA teams on Saturdays. It is helpful to have a background in soccer, but not required. Please email soca@madisonhouse.org with any questions!

When?

A one ­hour weekly practice as scheduled by the coaches, and one­ hour games every Saturday.

Where?

Teams practice at different fields throughout the Charlottesville­/Albemarle area.

 

SOCA: Hot Shots 

What Will Volunteers Do?

SOCA Hot Shots is a fun way to get involved in the greater Charlottesville community, teach children the basic skills of soccer, and share your love for the sport. Volunteers for this program are partnered with one or two other volunteer coaches and coach at a nearby sports complex in the Charlottesville area. Together, volunteer coaches will coach one co­ed team of about ten children 4 to 6 years old. For the first 30 minutes, the coaches lead the assigned practice drills and games for each week, such as "red light, green light" or "sharks and minnows", and focus on specific skills such as dribbling or striking the ball. Then, for the last 30 minutes, teams play against one another in friendly scrimmages. This program runs from late September to early November, and the Spring session will run from early March to late May. Experience with soccer is useful but by no means necessary, and carpools are readily available for volunteers without cars. Feel free to volunteer individually or with a friend!

When?

Volunteering happens once a week on Saturday mornings from 9:00am to 10:00am. Volunteers are asked to arrive a few minutes early to set up and prepare games.

Where?

Hot Shots has two sites: Crozet Elementary and Darden Towe Park.

 

Rookie Soccer

What Will Volunteers Do?

Volunteers for this program will help watch and coach little kids in soccer each Saturday morning. The kids range from 3 to 8 years old, and because of their young age, volunteers should aim to teach basic principles of soccer while making their experience as fun as possible. Volunteers need to be dependable and love to work with kids; experience in soccer is preferable but not necessary. The sprign season begins in March and ends in April. The fall season begins in September and ends in October.

When?

Volunteering happens once a week on Saturdays for one hour starting at either 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, or 12:00pm (noon).

WHeRE?

To be determined.

 

YMCA Basketball

What Will Volunteers Do?

The Madison House Basketball Program is a program that is dedicated to promoting youth health and wellness through basketball.  The program has partnered with the Virginia Basketball Academy ("VABA") to expand its breadth of service to kids all throughout the area.  The program actively serves over 200 kids each year, ranging in ages from 6 to 18.  Volunteers contribute to the learning and growth of the kids through their roles as head coaches or assistant coaches.  In this position they have the opportunity to not only teach the fundamentals of the game, but also impart various life lessons and advice to the players who come from diverse and oftentimes difficult backgrounds.  The Madison House Basketball Program provides an invaluable service to the area's youths who love to interact with their college coaches as well as affords volunteers an unforgettable experience.

When?

To be assigned.

 

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is an afterschool program that inspires elementary and middle school aged girls to be healthy, joyful, and confident via a 5k training curriculum.  

What Will Volunteers Do?

Head Coach

The Head Coach leads lessons from a provided practicum. New head coaches must attend training in Charlottesville on August 21st. Afterwards, the position entails attending two 75-90 minute Girls on the Run practices per week for 10 weeks as well as attending the Celebration 5k in Charlottesville at the end of season on November 13th. No 5k experience is necessary, but head coaches are expected to be comfortable in a leadership role, to be fully dependable, to actively engage with the girls, and to be a positive and enthusiastic role model.

Assistant Coach

The Assistant Coach is a volunteer position that assists the Head Coach(es). An assistant coach is able, but not required, to lead lessons. New assistant coaches must attend training in Charlottesville on August 21st. Afterwards, the position entails attending one 75-90 minute Girls on the Run practice per week for 10 weeks as well as attending the Celebration 5k in Charlottesville at the end of season on November 13th. No 5k experience is necessary, but assistant coaches are expected to actively engage with the girls as well as be a positive and encouraging role model!

Running Buddy

Running Buddies may be assigned to a specific girl who may need extra encouragement, or to a team in general. Running Buddies run along-side girls, encouraging them. They cannot lead a lesson at any time. Running Buddies attend at least one 75-90 minute practice a week for 10 weeks. No 5k experience is necessary, but Running Buddies are expected to run at every practice and complete the Celebration 5k on November 13th. More importantly, though, Running Buddies are expected to be empathetic and positive role models.

When?

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

Where?

To be assigned.

 

McIntire Little League Baseball

What?

Volunteers will serve as 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. Madison House baseball gives students the opportunity to help coach local Little League teams. The season runs from the end of August through October. Student coaches are matched with head coaches, which are typically Charlottesville community members. While the head coach will be in charge of logistics and planning, student coaches will have ample opportunities to help run practices and games. The age of players ranges from 5­ to 13. Student coaches are required to show up to practices and games which each typically occur once a week for ­2 hours. While prior knowledge of baseball is helpful, it is not required. Drivers are always needed! Email nrf4kk@virginia.edu with any questions.

When?

The "Majors" Level (ages 9­-12) will have the following schedule per week:

1 full practice (2 hours)

1 game on the weekend

An additional game every other week

The “Minors” Level (ages 8­-11) will have the following schedule per week:

1 full practice (2 hours)

1 game on the weekend

 

 

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 scheduled on weekends in the fall until November, but will never conflict with UVa Football Games.

 

YMCA Lacrosse

What Will Volunteers Do?

Volunteers will work in groups of twos and threes coaching the local youth on the fundamentals of lacrosse. Weekly practices consist of a fundamentals clinic, at the coach’s discretion, and a scrimmage.

 

Swimming

What Will Volunteers Do?

Madison House volunteers help the Charlottesville Gator Swim Team at Fairview Pool during their winter swim season. Volunteers will directly work with children ages 4-­15 with varying degrees of ability to help cultivate basic swimming skills or refine their stroke techniques. We welcome volunteer coaches of all experience levels; There is a strong support system for novice volunteers who are looking to learn about coaching and lots of independence for more experienced volunteers. We work with coaches and children who appreciate any time our volunteers put in and is a great way to escape grounds for an hour a week!

When?

Volunteering happens in two shifts on Monday-Friday from 4:00pm-5:45pm (shifts are 1 hour long).

Where?

707 Belvedere Boulevard,Charlottesville, VA 22901

 

Let Me Run

What Will Volunteers Do?

Let Me Run is a national running program designed for young boys in grades 4 through 6. Volunteers will train the boys in distance running and build their characters through good coaching and being a positive role model. Each practice will consist of stretching, warmup, a character activity, and a run. The program will culminate with the boys running in an organized 5k race. Experience in running is preferred but not necessary; however, volunteers will be expected to run with the boys, starting from .5 mile runs and gradually increasing in distance and pace to approximately an 8 minute mile pace. Volunteers must be comfortable working 1-on-1 with the boys. This program runs from September to November and from March to May.

When?

Practices will be held twice a week from 4:30 – 6PM on Mondays and Wednesdays for 7 weeks.