Coaching Applications - see steps below for process


All of the coaches that are utilized for youth sports do so on a volunteer basis for youth baseball, softball, soccer, flag football, tackle football, cheerleading and basketball. 

Steps to Receive a Volunteer Coaching Picture ID Badge

  1. Submit a volunteer coaching application and mandatory criminal background check for approval. Sign the Coaches Code of Conduct and Volunteer Waiver. 
  2. Wait to receive an approval email stating that you are cleared from BIB SecureVolunteer. Once cleared, proceed to step 3.
  3. Plan a time to come by the Harrisburg Park and Recreation office during operating hours to have an ID badge made. The office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our office is located in Town Hall - first floor, on the left, past the stairs and elevator. 

Eligibility & Application

All volunteer coaches with Harrisburg Parks and Recreation are required to fill out the Harrisburg Parks and Recreation coaching application, code of conduct, volunteer waiver and a background check form in order to be eligible to coach. In addition, each volunteer coach will have their picture taken for an identification (ID) badge that is required to be worn at all practices and games of the sport they are coaching.

If you plan to be an assistant to the head coach or help in any aspect (on the sidelines, field of play, dugout, etc.) during practices or games of your child or others, you are also required to fill out the same paperwork and get an ID badge to be worn. This is done for the safety of everyone in our program.


Please note, submission of an application does not guarantee a coaching position. Coaches are picked at the discretion of the Athletic Coordinator. Please review the season’s information sheet. You should also reach out to the age-specific coordinator of the sport you would like to coach to notify them you are interested in coaching.

Additional Information

If you have any additional questions, please contact Harrisburg Parks and Recreation at 704-455-7275.

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