Recreational Sports & Fitness Coach

  • Part Time
  • Anywhere

First Step Athletic Academy

Creating A Fitness Culture with First Step Athletes.

FSAA is a major sport and recreational training organization that offers a variety of programs that can meet the needs of the resident at Safe Haven Youth Ranch.
  • Flag football.
  • Basketball.
  • Soccer.
  • Baseball.
  • Track & field.
  • Strength & conditioning training.
  • Speed and agility training.
  • Mobility & flexibility.
  • Competitive sport team.
  • Yoga.


FSAA believes that physical fitness impacts mental health and can have a measurable benefit such as:
  • Improving self-esteem.
  • lowering the risk of diabetes and obesity.
  • improves self-control.
  • increase cognitive performance.
  • decrease impulsive behavior.
  • reduce disruptiveness.
  • improve decision making.

At Safe Haven, our competitive sport program is designed to give the residents an opportunity to participate and compete in varies sports against other residents/teams, while providing a high level of training and coaching. To make sure our program addresses and covers the major day to day concerns of being a student athlete, we will be collaborating with a few coaches, sports trainers, nutritionist and former NFL athletes to help build a positive culture for success. Social and emotional development is an integral part in our overall program.

The resident will not only have a physical change but will have an increase cognitive performance. Studies have shown social and emotional development in kids that will prepare them for the next phases of life. have better social skills, in an environment that before caused them to be isolated and withdrawn. We’ve seen more peer interaction and the ability to be redirected not only by the instructor but by their own peers as well. Having confidence that you can complete a task has reduced aggression, outbursts and impulsive behavior by more than half. Our youth have been able to use the exercises taught to them as a coping skill to manage their own behavior, knowing that it is the fitness (movement) activity that causes them to regain control over their behavior.

Recreational Sports & Fitness Coach:

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develops positive relationships with residents by teaching a variety of interacting and entertaining group sport and game classes.
  • Provides positive reinforcement when appropriate.
  • Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations governing sports, recreational activities, and the use of exercise equipment.
  • Offer alternatives during classes to accommodate different levels of fitness.
  • Conduct therapeutic, recreational, or athletic activities.
  • Evaluate individuals’ abilities, needs, and physical conditions, and develop suitable training programs to meet any special requirements.
  • Develops positive relationships with residents by teaching a variety of interacting and entertaining group sport and game classes.
  • Provides positive reinforcement when appropriate.
  • Teach individual and team sports to participants through instruction and demonstration, utilizing knowledge of sports techniques and of participants’ physical capabilities.
  • Organize and conduct competitions and tournaments.

Position Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 1 or more years of fitness instructor work experience.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Ability to perform an aerobic activity for duration of a class, which may include, but not limited to standing, walking, climbing, balancing, running, crawling, and kneeling.
  • Ability to perform exercises specific to the assigned class.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Must have access to a device with zoom capability.
  • Must be available to work 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm (Monday, Wednesday, Friday); (Saturday 9:00 to 11:00 am).
  • Must love connecting with student’s grade 1st-8th and have passion for working with them.
  • Coaching experience.
  • Ability to work with children who have been removed from their biological family’s home due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment.

$30 to $35 per hour depending on experience.

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