Before you begin to develop a recruitment strategy for volunteer coaches, you first need to decide how many coaches you need and what qualifications they must have. To get started, you’ll find it helpful to complete a needs assessment and write a job description for the available positions.

Performing a needs assessment for your coaching staff allows you to pinpoint the number of coaches your season will require and develop a recruiting goal. This strategy should eliminate guesswork and help prevent a coaching shortage at the season’s start.

Directing Youth Sports Programs  online course by ASEP, 2006, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
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