All of the coaches that are utilized for youth sports do so on a volunteer basis. These include: 

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag Football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tackle Football

Steps to Receive a Volunteer Coaching Picture ID Badge

  1. Submit an online volunteer coaching application and online mandatory criminal background check for approval.
  2. Wait to receive an approval email stating that you are cleared from BIB SecureVolunteer. Once cleared, proceed to step 3.
  3. Plan a time to come by the Harrisburg Park and Recreation office during operating hours to have an ID badge made.

    Our office is located in Town Hall on the first floor. We are located on the left, passed the steps that lead up to the YMCA and elevator. The office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Eligibility & Application

All volunteer coaches with Harrisburg Parks and Recreation are required to fill out the Harrisburg Parks and Recreation coaching application, code of conduct, volunteer waiver and a background check form in order to be eligible to coach. In addition, each volunteer coach will have their picture taken for an identification (ID) badge that is required to be worn at all practices and games of the sport they are coaching.

If you plan to be an assistant to the head coach or help in any aspect (on the sidelines, field of play, dugout, etc.) during practices or games of your child or others, you are also required to fill out the same paperwork and get an ID badge to be worn. This is done for the safety of everyone in our program.


Please note, submission of an application does not guarantee a coaching position. Coaches are picked at the discretion of the Athletic Coordinator. Please review the season's information sheet. You should also reach out to the age-specific coordinator of the sport you would like to coach to notify them you are interested in coaching.

Additional Information

If you have any additional questions, please contact Harrisburg Parks and Recreation at 704-455-7275

Coaching Applications

  • Under 18 Youth Volunteer Coaching Application*
         *This volunteer application is intended for individuals that are 18 years of age and younger. This application is for those who are not considered an adult yet, but are wanting to become a volunteer with the Town of Harrisburg. All other applicants (18 years of age or older), must select the next option below. Thank you.
  • Volunteer Coaching Application

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