Volunteer Coaches Information
Coaches may apply in advance or at registration as a head or assistant coach by completing the forms on this page. We need volunteers to serve as head coaches and assistant coaches for upcoming sports programs. The Parks and Recreation Department provides training for all coaches, and depends on volunteers to provide the leadership and guidance for our youth teams. Please consider registering as a coach by completing the necessary paperwork.
All volunteer coaches will be required to be fingerprinted for a national criminal history record check, screened by the Virginia State Department of Social Services Child Protective Services and screened through the National Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry website. Those interested in coaching are encouraged to refer to the City's Criminal History Record Check Policy (PDF) to learn what criminal offenses will disqualify volunteer coaches if they were ever convicted of specific crimes outlined in this policy. All paperwork must be submitted and fingerprinting must be completed before coaches can begin.
You may request a certain age group and your child will be placed on your team, if you wish. If you need more information about volunteering as a coach, please call the Athletic Office at 757-382-6411.
You can also download, print, and complete the necessary forms:
- Coaches Application Form (PDF)
- Child Protective Services Form - This form is required and can be picked up from any Chesapeake Community Center or at the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Administration Office.
- Human Resources Crime Violation Form (PDF)
- Youth Sport Coach Code of Conduct Form (PDF)
You may drop the completed forms off at any Community Center or the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Administration Office at 1224 Progressive Drive, or you can mail it to:
Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Athletic Division
1224 Progressive Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Note: Please submit all forms at the same time!
Parks, Recreation & Tourism Athletic Rules & FAQs
See Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Athletic Rules and Policies. We encourage individuals who are interested - especially prospective coaches - to become familiar with these policies as well as the Youth Sports FAQ for Parents and Coaches.