YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 18-Oct-2019 to 17-Dec-2019 (PST)
  • Sports
  • Torrance, CA, USA
  • 14.25
  • Hourly
  • Part Time (< 30 hours)

YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in LA, it's also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. The LA area is home to the second largest YMCA Association in the US, with 26 branches, 2 camps and over 50 child care sites. The LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passions, grow your career and make an impact!

We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset! We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in each of our branches and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact, empower our community and deliver incredible programming!

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Associate PLAY Program Director, the PLAY Coach will provide guided instruction in a variety of sports and fitness activities at elementary schools in the South Bay area. This position requires you to have experience teaching and leading children, and the ability to develop or implement classes that are age appropriate. In addition to individual class instruction, it is necessary to be able to lead class participants - and for the instructor to foster a positive class environment that is safe and fun. 

Who We Are Looking For:  Fun and dynamic people with contagious energy.  We are looking for coaches who can teach in exciting and creative ways with a high energy and lots of patience.  The goal of every class is for every kid to laugh, sweat and learn.  If you are applying or this job, you should have a big smile and a big voice.  In addition to a fun coaching style, we expect coaches to be highly punctual and reliable.

Schedule:  Must be available weekdays during the school year from 8:15am - 3:45pm.  Opportunities to support other programs, such as afterschool sports classes or leagues, will likely be available. Schedule is 0-5 hours per week (depending on needs of program).  Please note that the schedule may vary to include later start and end times on certain days.



  • At least 18 years old
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Program Knowledge of age-appropriate motor development skills, proper and safe progression of  skills, rules, format, etc.,
  • At least one (1) year experience teaching sports to children preferred
  • Strong character values (respect, responsibility, honesty, caring); strong communication skills; emotional maturity
  • Current approved EMSA First Aid; Adult, Infant and Child CPR Certifications (8 hours) Preferred.
  • Completion of child abuse prevention training prior to first day in program.


  1. Plan and implement 3-6 youth sports & fitness classes each day
  2. Build relationships with school faculty and students
  3. Create classes that are interactive, safe and age appropriate
  4. Organize instructional space and clean instructional area after class
  5. Pre-plan class sessions
  6. Be able to identify hazardous or at risk situations and report them to supervisor
  7. Maintain a professional image and work harmoniously with staff and members
  8. Attend meetings and trainings as required
  9. Create opportunities and get members involved as co-producers of their Y experience
  10. Help members become educated on the philanthropic work of the Y
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