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Volunteer Info

PARA relies on volunteer coaches for the success of our programs!

PARA is always looking for new volunteer coaches to help out with the current sports season and seasons beyond! Help us teach young athletes the fundamentals of the game as well as values like teamwork, fair play, and good sportsmanship.

The CoachSafely® Foundation made history in 2018 when its advocacy, designed to create a new standard in youth sports safety, led to a breakthrough in public policy. The Coach Safely Act (Alabama Code 2018-496) – passed by the Alabama Legislature and signed by Gov. Kay Ivey – became the first law in the United States requiring youth coaches to be trained in a comprehensive course of injury recognition and prevention to protect their athletes.

The Foundation created the CoachSafely training course, which has been approved by the Alabama Department of Public Health, to meet the law’s mandate. While focusing on education and research to train youth coaches to keep their players safe, the Foundation continues to advocate for similar legislative mandates in other states in the Southeastern Conference footprint and beyond.