Free Play for Kids
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Country: Canada

Multi-Sport Coach

Free Play for Kids

Free Play for Kids is searching for highly motivated and enthusiastic Multi-Sport Coaches. If you have experience coaching or playing all kinds of sports such as soccer, hockey, basketball, or flag football, and love working with kids of all ages, we want you to join us!

A successful candidate will be responsible for working with youth and going beyond traditional coaching by incorporating a focus on real-life skill development. This role is perfect for those who have lots of sports experience, lots of energy, and are ready to be a great leader and mentor.

  • Work with youth between the ages of 8-12 (Free to Play program) by facilitating in-person programming in collaboration with a Youth and Sport Team Lead and other Multi-Sport Coaches.

  • Leading practices, games, and activities with the ultimate goal of keeping kids focused in sessions, having fun, and being safe.

  • Able to travel to various locations within Edmonton.

  • Adhering to the company’s uniform policy by wearing the provided name tag and vest at all times while on duty.

  • Maintaining consistent communication with team members, parents, and stakeholders.

  • Modeling key organization values through interactions with all internal and external partners and team members.

  • Participating in work assignments arising from special events, special projects, or overall program initiatives.

  • Completing additional training and certifications as required through the Free Play training program, such as Making Ethical Decisions and Safe Sport courses.

  • Representing the community that Free Play serves.

  • Understanding the power of sport as a tool for social good.

  • Working towards or completed, a degree or diploma in Physical Education, Sport and Recreation, Kinesiology, Education, Sociology, Psychology, Early Childhood Education, or equivalent from a recognized post-secondary institution.

  • Experience coaching/leading youth sports teams and/or extensive playing experience.

  • Standard First Aid Certification and CPR training or ability to obtain quickly.

  • Valid Driver’s Licence with no at fault accidents.

  • Clear up to date criminal and vulnerable sector checks.

  • Valid certifications in coaching would be considered a major asset.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Amazing with kids

  • Loves to move, play and participate

  • Strong sports knowledge and ability to learn and teach new movement skills

  • Fun, outgoing, strong servant leader

  • Ability to thrive in collaborative environments.

  • Service oriented

  • Strong oral and written communication

  • Adaptability and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Continuous learner

  • Reliability

  • Respect for / understanding of cultural diversity

Other Details
  • This is a part-time paid position of approximately 10-15 hours per week.

  • Hours of work are determined by program schedule and are typically Monday to Friday from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM and Thursdays will run from 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

  • Job is performed in schools and recreation settings, but work settings may vary depending on projects.

Please send Cover Letter and Resume to [email protected] with the job title in the email subject line.



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