Thank you for volunteering to coach at the YMCA of Harrison County.

Here you will find some resources for the upcoming season as well as our volunteer application and links to our online trainings.

Downloadable Resources for Coaches

Youth Sports Parent and Coach Handbook: A handbook designed for coaches with information on all of the following; YMCA sports overview, risk and injury prevention, character development, practice guidelines and tips, working with parents and officials, coaches troubleshooting guide, and more.

Sports Specific Coaches Manuals: Each coaches manual is a sport and age specific guide for practices including warm up, fitness components, skills and drills, games and play, and team circles.

*Additional manuals will be added soon.

Youth Soccer Coaches Guides


Online Trainings
We believe that a youth sports program is only as strong as its coaches and that is why we want you to have all the tools you need for your season. Below you will find manuals that include multiple practice plans including drills, team circles and fitness components. Furthermore, we recommend that you check out the YMCA training website where there are multiple sports-specific trainings available, visit

Concussion Training
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed the HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The HEADS UP initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.

By taking this free, online course and using what you learn, you will be well positioned to improve the culture of concussion. Your actions can help create a safe environment for young athletes so that they can stay healthy, active, and thrive – both on and off the playing field.

This course will help you:

  • Understand a concussion and the potential consequences of this injury,
  • Recognize concussion signs and symptoms and how to respond,
  • Learn about steps for returning to activity (play and school) after a concussion, and
  • Focus on prevention and preparedness to help keep athletes safe season-to-season.

CLICK HERE to launch the online course.

Additional Resources


To receive Text Alerts from the YMCA of Harrison County for youth sports programs, text the corresponding keyword to 84483:



If South Harrison Community School Corporation (SHCSC) is on a delay or closed due to inclement weather, all YMCA of Harrison County programs and classes that begin before noon will not run.

All programs and class schedules will resume at noon. However, our facility and Kids’ Zone will open and operate their normal schedules regardless of a delay or school closing by SHCSC.

Paid programs that begin before noon will be rescheduled.

If inclement weather takes place on the weekend or if there is an early dismissal by SHCSC, our facility and Kids’ Zone will still be open as scheduled. However, the running of programs and classes will be decided on a case-by-case situation.

Check local TV stations (11 and Fox 41) for up-to-the-minute opening and closing information. Sign-up for Fox 41 text alerts