Register for Volunteer Training

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Overview

The Athletics Youth Sports Section provides the mandatory training required for all volunteers and coaches. From Hillsborough County's 58 partnered programs to the user-groups renting fields and facilities, requirements for volunteers are the same across the board. Florida requires youth sports volunteers to pass background checks. Athletes, parents and coaches must also comply with Florida's new law regarding concussions and related sports injuries; all volunteers must take a mandatory coach's training class.

Coaching and Volunteer Requirements

We will be doing compliance site checks at all athletic complexes, and you must meet the following requirements to remain on County property:

  • Pass an FDLE background check
  • Pass a concussion education course
  • Pass a CPR, First Aid and AED training class
    • We do not offer these training classes
    • You can search for classes online that will help you meet this requirement
  • Picture ID badge
    • Must be worn and visible when on the fields
  • Attend volunteer training classes
    • See the schedule below or take the online class from NAYS.org

Fees

  • In-person volunteer training classes
    • Free
    • Good for two years
    • See the schedule below
  • Online volunteer training class
    • $20
    • Good for one year
    • The fee covers the training and membership into the National Youth Sports Coaches Association
  • Online concussion classes
    • Free
    • Good for two years
  • FDLE background check
    • $24
    • Good for one year
    • Must be done on your own/ not offered through the County
  • CPR, First Aid and AED training class
    • Prices vary
    • Must be done on your own/ not offered through the County

Class Schedule

Concussion Education and Heat Exhaustion Dehydration plus Predators/Offenders in Youth Sport

Classes start at 7 PM and are offered at two locations:

Providence West - 5405 Providence Road in Riverview

  • October 8, 2019
  • January 8,  2020
  • January 15, 2020

All People’s Life Center – 6105 East Sligh Avenue in Tampa

  • October 17, 2019
  • January 9, 2020
  • January 23, 2020

Things To Consider

  • Class instructors are also volunteers, please be respectful
  • All coaches must take CPR, First Aid, and AED class
  • CPR, First Aid, AED class counts for the CPR, First Aid, AED requirement and the volunteer training requirement
  • Concussion class counts for the concussion requirement and the volunteer training requirement

How To

To sign up for an in-person class:

  • Send an email to Aileen Henderson with the date of the class you want to take and the total number of volunteers attending
    • If no requests are received for a certain date, then that class will be canceled

What's Next

  1. You will receive an email confirmation listing the date(s) of the classes you are registered for
  2. Bring a printout of the confirmation with you to class

Get Help

Department
Phone
(813) 744-5595