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Bend Parks-Rec seeks youth soccer coaches

BEND, Ore. - Bend Park & Recreation District is seeking adult volunteers to coach youth soccer for the 2014 Bend Unified Recreation Soccer League, a joint program with Bend FC Timbers.

Program participants are boys and girls going in to 1st thru 8th grade. Volunteer coaches are an essential part of the program, providing support with program logistics, coaching and mentoring youth. Volunteers must enjoy working with youth and be able to create a positive, encouraging recreational environment for all players.

The soccer season is August 18th to October 25th. Practices are held twice weekly with games played on Saturdays. Coaches volunteer approximately five hours per week for the 10 week season. Program enrollment is at an all-time record with over 1,500 youth participating. Several teams are in need of volunteer coaches.

Training and on-going support is provided. Volunteer coaches must attend a pre-season volunteer orientation/training. Safety is a top priority, so all coaches must complete a volunteer application and criminal history background check, as well as online concussion awareness training. Online volunteer application and background check available at

For more information contact:
Rich Ekman, Sports Program Coordinator

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