Coaching

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Coaching a youth sport is just as rewarding for the coach as it is for the child. This is a great way to spend quality time with your child and give back to the community. Kids love it when they can say their mom or dad was their coach! This also helps keep our prices as low as possible and affordable for everyone. No coaching experience is necessary. We will give you all of the tools to be a successful coach! 

Ankeny Parks and Recreation is always looking for volunteer coaches to help facilitate their programs. If you have interest in any of the following, please contact us today!

  • Youth Soccer 
    1st-7th grade, September - October
    Contact: Whitney Garcia, (515) 963-3573, wgarcia@ankenyiowa.gov

  • Youth Volleyball
    5th-7th grade, September - October
    Contact: Ryan Harkema, (515) 963-3571, rharkema@ankenyiowa.gov

  • Youth Basketball
    2nd-7th grade, November - February
    Contact: Ryan Penning, (515) 963-3574, rpenning@ankenyiowa.gov

Teams typically practice twice a week with games on Saturdays.

Benefits of Coaching

  • If your child is participating in the program you are coaching, you can choose the night they would like to practice!

  • Volunteer coaches also receive a 50%-off registration credit that can be used toward any future Parks and Recreation program!