Become a Coach

Why Coach for Boys on the Right Track?

The personal benefits of coaching are wide-ranging. Not only are you able to enjoy making a difference in the lives of several young boys in our community, coaching is also a fun way to make great memories and bond with your own children as well. Acting as a positive role model, it gives you the opportunity to pay it forward and take pride in knowing you are teaching lessons that these boys can use their whole lives through.

Coaching has been shown to improve one’s personal confidence level and organizational skills. It has the ability to increase effectiveness in communication and boost self-reliance, not to mention it also looks fantastic on a resume.

Discounts and Perks

In addition to positively impacting the lives of others and facilitating personal growth, coaching comes with a monetary benefit. We will cover your CPR certification costs and give lead coaches a 75% discount on their son’s registration in the program for up to 2 children. For assistant coaches, we offer a 50% discount for up to 2 children. This applies only If you do not qualify for the $0 out-of-pocket cost through your insurance company, so please call your provider to see if you qualify.

Your time, dedication and service is appreciated by many, including our staff, parents and especially the boys themselves. Contact us today to learn more about coaching for us.

Coach for Us: Next Steps

Ready to get started? Here is checklist of what we need from you:

  1. Apply here to be our next coach
  2. Pass Background Check
    Access the screening application through Youth Protect Sports, a background check company that specifically works with coaches and volunteers. The background check has a refundable $12.95 fee, reimbursed once we receive your clean background check results. If you receive a refund for your background check, that means you have passed and we welcome you to the family of Boys on the Right Track! 
  3. CPR/First Aid Certification
    If you have current certification, please email a copy of your up-to-date certificate to Juliet at julietmeade@boysontherighttrack.org or send by mail to:

    Boys on the Right Track, Inc.
    1597 Evergreen Dr.
    Lake View, NY 14085.

    If you are not currently certified, no worries! We pay to get you covered. Contact us for more information.
  4. Find an Assistant (can be high school helper but must be at least 16 years old)
    Assistants MUST go through background check but do not require CPR certification. Please provide assistant’s name and contact information to Juliet in order to keep our files up-to-date. 
  5. Gain Verbal Agreement
    You must gain verbal agreement from the building principal or the supervisor at your desired program site. We will then follow up to arrange insurance and answer any questions they may have.
  6. Attend a Coach Training Session
    Lead coaches must attend one of our mandatory coach training sessions (WNY only). If you live more than an hour away from Buffalo, NY, we provide off-site training or come to you; we will reach out to you to schedule your session. Assistant coaches are welcome but not required to attend.
  7. Recruit Participants
    We need your help to spread the word through social media, parent/teacher groups, asking school physical education teachers to mention the program during classes etc., or any other way you deem fit. Please check with us if you have any questions regarding how to represent our program accordingly.
  8. Program Dates and Times
    Let us know the days and times you will be holding the program by emailing julietmeade@boysontherighttrack.org
  9. Submit Paperwork
    Fill out any necessary paperwork for your site. Some schools do not require anything while others require paperwork to be submitted to the district a month or two before start date. Buffalo, NY sites only: Fall program starts the week of September 20th and runs through the week of November 8th with the 5k on Sunday, November 14th, 2021, time 9:30 am, location TBA.
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