“Competitive sports cannot happen without volunteer coaches, we need them,” said Kelsi Lysenko, the sports coordinator over volleyball.”Sometimes it’s hard for people to hear about the coaching positions,” Lysenko said.
Lysenko said volunteer coaches are required in order to play any competitive sport.
“I am actually still looking for coaches so that we can have enough teams,” Lysenko said.
Volunteer coaching is an opportunity to meet new people and stay active. BYU-I offers a variety of sports, such as soccer, football, cheer squad, etc., according to the BYU-I Activities webpage.
Coaches do a significant amount for the team, according to the BYU-I Activities webpage.
The BYU-I Activities website describes what volunteer coaching involves. Each team is led by a coach who is responsible for helping plan and running tryouts, evaluating participants during tryouts, drafting their team, scheduling and holding practice and game plans, attending and participating in training meetings and ensuring that their team follows the rules.
Steven Hopkins, a coach for girls’ volleyball, said there is much that a coach does.
“I love coaching,” said Hopkins. “It is such a great time,”
Hopkins spoke about his experience as a coach.
“I have learned so much and met so many people through it,” Hopkins said.
Lysenko said coaching can be an opportunity to meet people and learn leadership positions, and that volunteering is a way to stay involved and have fun.
“I may even coach next fall because it can teach you a lot and just looks fun,” Lysenko said.
Hopkins encouraged people to tell others about volunteering and getting involved.
“Just get out there, the whole sports, the rec sports and competitive sports, is a privilege that we have here, but if we don’t have coaches we can’t play, so get out there and volunteer,” Hopkins said.