Youth Sports Leader – Sequoia YMCA

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Redwood City
  • Salary: N/A

Website YMCA

Full Job Description

General Function:
The Youth Sports Referee assists in the safe operation of YMCA Sports league games. Duties include setting up for games, officiating, cleaning up after games, assisting coaches and at parent meetings, along with asset building activities within the league games.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Referee youth sports games to enforce rules, sportsmanship, and safety
  • Teach age-appropriate basic rules during the game
  • Develop player’s through teaching moments during the games
  • Start all games on time
  • Step in to coach a team, if a volunteer coach is absent
  • Support, encourage, and develop all player’s in the Y league
  • Setting up and cleaning up for game days
  • Managing and supporting coaches, while keeping an eye on proper sportsmanship and coaching styles
  • Welcoming families, coaches, and players to game days
  • Support surveying of all parents/ players each season
  • Help keep equipment and gymnasium in good condition
  • Address safety concerns for spectators and players
  • Assisting at coach/parent’s meetings
  • Assist in coach recruitment and training
  • Coach during sports clinics
  • Substitute on sports practice days when needed
  • Attend meetings/ trainings during each season
  • Help design new curriculum to support coaches
  • Keep communication open between coaches and Sports Coordinator
  • Provide exemplary customer service to all parents, players, spectators, school personnel, and coaches

The physical demands of the position include:

  • Visual and auditory ability to observe and to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to lead and interact in group activities and perform related physical skills.
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Ability to climb, push, and pull.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects up to 20 pounds.


  • A commitment to the YMCA mission and its core values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring as well as a commitment to building developmental assets in youth. Value diversity, youth, and have a broad vision of health and wellness that is enhanced by relationship building.
  • Minimum Age of 16
  • Knowledge of playing or teaching sports or related activities
  • Ability to relate well to both children and their parents.
  • Certified in CPR and First Aid, or certified within 30 days of hire.
  • Ability to play, direct and referee Basketball and other sports.