What Does a Coach or Volunteer Do?

Coaches and helpers don’t need to prepare anything ahead of practice, simply show up a few minutes early ready to lead our youth in a positive manner! Once you’ve signed in at the registration desk and received your name badge, you’ll be lead into our practice area (field, gym, court, etc.) where our head coaches will bring all the volunteers together to brief them on the practice plan. At this point the coach will likely give you a game, drill, scrimmage or skill development station to lead with another coach, but don’t worry, they will also give you written instructions to follow and will be right there to answer any questions you may have. After you’re done with the first rotation and during the next water break our coach will once again bring together the team to explain the next activity we will do and assign responsibilities to each volunteer. If you ever feel uncomfortable leading part of practice, just let one of our coaches know so they can help you out or pair you up with one of our experienced coaches.

Not an Expert? Not a Problem!

We need individuals who love to give encouragement and positive feedback to our athletes as well as those who know sports well. If you are looking to give back and enjoy being active, Opportunity on Deck would love to have you volunteer with our organization’s basketball, soccer, baseball, dance or other sports.

Coaching Not Your Thing?

That’s OK! We are always looking for help with registration at our clinics and help on our special projects year-round.

Volunteer Groups

We welcome group volunteers at all of our clinics.  To become a volunteer group contact us at amyt@opportunityondeck.org.


Spring Break Sportstravaganza

West Des Moines: Soccer

Clive: Soccer

Middle School: Soccer

Interested in volunteering as a group?
Contact Us to set up a date to volunteer