Youth sports programs offer volunteer opportunities

By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator

Without dedicated volunteer coaches, our local youth recreation programs couldn’t grow and prosper. Coaches teach fundamentals and help kids develop skills while instilling the time-tested value of hard work, practice, sportsmanship, and teamwork.

College Station Parks & Recreation offers more than 20 youth sports programs – with over 1,200 participants – throughout the year. If you’ve ever considered coaching, we provide opportunities for you to encourage, guide and train young athletes in flag football, basketball and girls volleyball.

Flag Football: September-November & April-June
Flag football provides players an exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork. The format is a six-game round-robin schedule with a single-elimination tournament at the end of the season. Each player must play at least half of each game they attend. Participants can choose either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday nights of play.

Girls Volleyball: September-November & May-July
The Girls volleyball league introduces players to volleyball while providing a safe, fun environment to learn the basic premise of the game through practices, fundamental skills, ethics, and competition. The format is a six-game round-robin schedule. Players are guaranteed to play at least half of each match. The nights of play are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Basketball: January-March & May-July
Youth basketball provides players a fun opportunity to learn basic skills of the game, teamwork, and training for the next level. The format is an eight-game, round-robin schedule. Each player must play a minimum of two quarters in each game they attend.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any coaching experience. We provide all the help and resources you need to lead your team through a fun and successful season.

For more information or to apply, go to or call 979.764.3486.


About the Blogger

Kelli Nesbitt (@kneztalk) has worked for the Parks & Recreation Department for 13 years, the last six as marketing coordinator. A native of Bryan, Kelli earned a bachelor’s degree in health & kinesiology from Sam Houston State.


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