Kids in the Game is dedicated to developing New York City’s youth by providing opportunities
through sports and fitness to the schools and communities we serve. Our goal is to develop the
next generation of leaders by developing healthy habits, an active lifestyle, and promoting
personal growth through play and competition.
During the school year, KING is rooted in dozens of schools around New York City, offering
recess, after-school, physical education, early drop off fitness, and sports instruction. In addition,
KING operates summer camps, sports clinics (basketball, soccer, volleyball), and special events.
Position Description/Core Responsibilities:
1. Middle School Volleyball Coach
Kids in the Game (KING) is seeking a middle school volleyball coach for the 2017-2018
school year. Ideally must be available afternoons, evenings and occasional Saturdays.
Prior coaching experience is required playing experience is preferred. Coaches will be
working with players of all abilities and must be able to be a positive, engaged leader for
the youth they work with.
2. KING Spikes (Private, Club Volleyball)
KING Spikes is seeking assistant and head coaches for the winter/spring 2017-18 club
season. Must be available evenings and weekends. Prior coaching experience is highly
preferred; playing experience also a plus.
Responsibilities included but are not limited to:
1. Organizing, managing and supervising all volleyball activities such as individual practices,
training sessions, scrimmages and tournaments.
2. Developing lesson plans for team practices and competition.
3. Motivate and train the players, as well as assesses player’s skills and assigns team
positions to determine the needs for individual and team improvements.
4. Must have full knowledge of the following and be able to instruct a 4-2, 5-1 and 6-2.
5. The head coach must established procedures for the proper care, maintenance, and
requisitioning of equipment, supplies, and uniforms.
6. Constant communication with parents and guardians regarding scheduling conflicts,
eligibility forms, emergency records, insurance records, equipment inventory, and other
7. Head coach must have all release consent forms through KING and GEVA at all times
8. Assigns duties to an assistant coach as necessary.
Our Core KING Values:
We are Committed: Plan and lead soccer operations. Make sure your staff is motivated and on
board. Get to know the kids, learn their names, be their role model.
We are Present: Be attentive to the physical, social and emotional needs of the staff and
students in your programs. Check in on programs and be there in any time of need.
We are Positive: Maintain an enthusiastic attitude and serve as a role model. Promote positive
and appropriate behavior through speech and action on a daily basis.
We are Prepared: Dress appropriately, arrive on time, attend all appropriate staff meetings, and
hold coaching staff meetings, etc to ensure quality standards are upheld.
We are Ambassadors: It’s simple, live these core KING values every day and you will be our
best ambassador. Be proud of your amazing work with today’s youth and know that this work truly
Must have CPR/First Aid certification or able to obtain it
Be a member of GEVA (ideal, but not required)
Renewed IMPACT and Safe Training Certification (ideal but not required)
Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year university; advanced degree a plus
Former college athlete and/or current coach preferred, but not required
3+ years’ experience working with children; experience managing a team a plus
Bilingual is preferred, but not required
Demonstrated experience leading groups of children with the ability to engage and
Experience managing a team
Ability to communicate effectively to senior staff and administrations at schools
Experience interacting with diverse communities
Knowledge of computer and internet based programs for use in communication
Strong interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written
Ability to network with area coaches and families to form partnerships and recruit players
for competitive teams
Ability to work in an organized yet flexible manner – team spends time around the city on
a daily basis
Compensation and Benefits:
Competitive season stipend or hourly rate
Ability to grow into full-time position
To apply for the position, please email your resume and cover letter to