Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a City of Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation Youth Soccer Coach. Once you complete the form and agree to the terms and conditions, click the continue button at the bottom.


Volunteers coaches are essential in providing instruction of the game to youth participants of various ages. Coaches teach the fundamentals of the sport in a positive and organized environment. Emphasis is on sportsmanship and skill development.

Dates:

  • K-8th Grade
    • Practices: Begin week of August 16, 2021
    • Games (6): August 27, 2021 - October 9, 2021
  • Mini Soccer: August 21, 2021 - October 2, 2021

Schedule 

  • Kindergarten - 8th Grade - This program meets a minimum twice per week. Coaches will host one practice during the week (Monday - Thursday) at Sunnyside Park and have one game weekly on Friday evenings or Saturday mornings for a duration of 8 weeks.
    • AVAILABILITY - Please indicate the days you would be available to practice. Practices are held during the week between hours of 5pm - 8pm. Each team will have a 1 hour time slot for practice between these times.
  • Mini Soccer - This program meets ONCE per week for 45 - 60 min. at Sunnyside Park. Format is practice/play. 

Coaches Receive:

- 1/2 off registration fee (head coach only)

- Coach Shirt

- Coaching Materials

- Equipment for duration of season

- Great experience working with youth in the community!


Name and Address


Emergency Contact Info

In case of an emergency, please provide two emergency contacts.


Availability

Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.


Assignment Preference

Please check each of the volunteer opportunities that are of interest to you.


Volunteer Information Center

We provide an online "Volunteer Information Center" where volunteers may check their schedules, update their information, and receive messages. Please select the password you would like to use to access the online Volunteer Information Center.


Criminal History Background Check Authorization

Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation Department conducts a criminal background check on all volunteers. We are committed to maintaining a quality and safe environment for our participants, volunteers and staff. Checks are conducted at the time of application and may be conducted at any time during your volunteer work. I acknowledge The City of Mt. Pleasant will use my driver’s license number and date of birth to run a criminal background and driving record status verification. I have reviewed a copy of the Volunteer Background Check Policy (which is available on the Parks & Recreation website or available at the Parks & Recreation Office in City Hall) and understand the guidelines set forth in this policy.


Criminal Background Check - Part 2

If you have ever pled guilty or no contest, been convicted of a crime, or are currently charged with a criminal offense and awaiting disposition please provide details below. Failure to disclose convictions will automatically disqualify your application.


Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Disclosure & Auth

The City of Mt. Pleasant, when:
Considering your application for employment or volunteering;
Making a decision whether to offer you employment;
Deciding whether to continue your employment (if you are hired); and
Making other employment related decisions directly affecting you

may wish to obtain and use a consumer report from a consumer reporting agency. As an applicant for employment/volunteer or employee of the City of Mt. Pleasant, you are a consumer with rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. These terms are defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) which applies to you.

Consumer reports falling under the umbrella of the FCRA include criminal background checks, driving record histories, educational, personal, and employment background investigations, and internet and social media checks. This information will be used or collected solely for the purpose of serving as a factor in establishing the consumer’s eligibility for employment/volunteer purposes. Certain reports are exempted from this definition.

An investigative consumer report is a consumer report in which information about your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living is obtained through personal interviews with your neighbors, friends, or associates with whom you are acquainted or who may have knowledge of such information. Certain reports are exempted from this definition.

A consumer reporting agency is a person or business that, for monetary fees, dues, or on a cooperative non-profit basis, regularly assembles or evaluates consumer credit information or other information on consumers for the purpose of furnishing consumer reports to others, such as the City of Mt. Pleasant.

If the City of Mt. Pleasant obtains a consumer report about you, and if the City of Mt. Pleasant considers any information in the consumer report when making an employment/volunteering related decision that directly and adversely affects you, you will be provided with a copy of the consumer report before the decision is finalized. If a consumer report results in an employment/volunteer opportunity being denied, you may request, in writing, more information about the report within 60 days. You also may contact the Federal Trade Commission about your rights under FCRA as a consumer with regard to consumer reports and Consumer reporting agencies.

I hereby voluntarily authorize the City of Mt. Pleasant to obtain consumer or investigative reports about me from a consumer reporting agency or others and to consider the consumer or investigative reports when making decisions regarding my employment/volunteering at the City of Mt. Pleasant.

This authorization may be used to obtain a report prior to or any time during my employment/volunteering.

I authorize and instruct any and all consumer reporting agencies to provide such consumer reports as the City of Mt. Pleasant deems necessary.

I understand that I have rights under the FCRA, including the rights indicated above.


CITY OF MT. PLEASANT HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

A. I agree that I and all other participants and/or persons in my family involved in any way in the program and/or use of City of Mt. Pleasant shelters and facilities will fully comply with all federal, state, county and City of Mt. Pleasant laws, ordinances, codes, rules, regulations, current executive orders and/or emergency orders, and to strictly follow the protocols as directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States Department of Labor Division of Occupational Safety and/or the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, arising from, addressing, or related to COVID – 19 and/or any other threats to public health.

B.I agree that I am fully and personally responsible for mine and all other participants' own safety and actions while and during participation in the program and/or use of City of Mt. Pleasant shelters and facilities and I recognize that we may be at risk of contracting COVID-19.

C. With full knowledge of the risks involved, I hereby release, waive and discharge, the City of Mt. Pleasant, its officials, officers, employees, independent contractors, volunteers, agents and representatives from any and all liabilities, claims, demands, actions and causes of action whatsoever, directly or indirectly arising out of or related to any loss, damage, injury or death that may be sustained by me and/or all other participants related to COVID-19 while and during participation in the program and/or use of City of Mt. Pleasant shelters and facilities that may lead to unintentional exposure or harm due to COVID-19.

D.I agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the City of Mt. Pleasant, its officials, officers, employees, independent contractors, volunteers, agents and representatives against any and all costs, expenses, damages, lawsuits and/or liabilities or claims arising whether directly or indirectly from or related to any and all claims made by or against any of the released part(ies) due to injury, loss or death from or related to COVID-19.

E.I agree that the releases, waiver and indemnities set forth, apply equally to any and all claims, loss, damage, cost and/or expense arising from, related to my use, my guest’s use, or any participant’s, spectator’s or other persons failure to comply therewith or otherwise related to exposure during or in connection with the permitted event or facility use.

F.I agree that effective physical distancing and proper hygiene can be only be accomplished through personal responsibility and it is each person’s individual duty to protect themselves, their families in the community, and doing so is the sole responsibility of myself, participant (if other than me), the other participants and the other parties involved in the program or facility rental, not the responsibility of the City of Mt. Pleasant, its officials, officers, employees, independent contractors, volunteers, agents or representatives.


Release of Liability*

I AM AWARE that volunteering for Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation events involves risks of personal injury, property damage, and other risks associated with volunteer service.

I RELEASE Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation and this organization's agents and employees and organizers of Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation events, from liability for any loss, damage, and claims, including attorney fees, on account of injury to me or my property arising directly or indirectly from this event.

I HEREBY HOLD HARMLESS Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation and project organizers from any and all claims, actions or damage relating to or arising out of any activity related to volunteering for Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation events.

These releases are effective for me, my personal representative, my assigns, and heirs.

I KNOW that if I become injured while participating in Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation events, I am responsible for my health care expenses, and I have made arrangements to handle such expenses through insurance coverage, access to cash, or other methods.

I ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR any and all claims and costs arising directly or indirectly out of activities, acts, or omissions while volunteering for Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation events.

I FURTHERMORE give the above stated organization involved with Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation events permission to photograph me. I understand that Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation has permission to use these photographs/videotapes for publicity purposes, unless written notice is received to the contrary.

I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY THE ABOVE PROVISIONS AND VOLUNTARILY SIGN THIS RELEASE AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.