Coaches Corner

Our Volunteer Coaches are making a difference 

Thank you for volunteering to coach at the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver. Here you will find some resources for the upcoming season as well as our volunteer application and links to our online trainings.

Below are the requirements for all YMCA coaches:


Online Trainings

We believe that a youth sports program is only as strong as its coaches and that is why we want you to have all the tools you need for your season.  We recommend that you check out the YMCA training website where there are multiple sports-specific trainings available.  Each sport specific training will provide you with downloadable practice plans for specific ages in each sport.  Visit

Downloadable Resources for Coaches

Coaches Handbook: A guide to help with all the questions a coach may have.  Includes safety, YMCA policy and procedures, and other important information.

Coaches Job Description:  The expectations of our YMCA youth sport volunteer coaches.

Blank Practice Plan: A helpful tool to plan an effective practice.

Positive Coaching Alliance

Weekly Talking Points - Click here to register to receive your FREE subscription to Talking Points.  These weekly emails include key topics and points for coaches to discuss with their players, plus video commentary from PCA National Advisory Board Members. Each Talking Points issue sparks conversations that can lead to:

•   improved athletic performance
•   stronger team bonds
•   the teaching and learning of life lessons through sports.Talking point will help you help your players become "Better Athletes, Better People" while learning life lessons in teamwork, accountability, persistence and other character traits of value beyond sports.


The YMCA of Metropolitan Denver would like to recognize Coach Dave Hannaway as the 2016 Volunteer of the Year. Coach Hannaway has been coaching volleyball with the Duncan YMCA for 10 years. He lives to teach the fundamentals of volleyball, while encouraging a positive attitude and great sportsmanship. He is extremely knowledgeable about the sport and does a great job working with all age groups and skill levels. In addition to coaching in our league, he also volunteers his time to lead Duncan's volleyball camp. His passion for the game is definitely passed down to the next generation!

We want to thank Coach Dave Hannaway for all of the hard work and dedication that he has given to the Duncan YMCA and to this team over the past few years. It is because of volunteers like you that the Y is able to make a difference in the lives of our communities youth. Congratulations, Dave!