Sports/Fitness Instructor

Job Title: Sports/Fitness Instructor

Department: Programs

Reports to: Program Director

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt, Part Time

Supervises: No

Created / Updated: 09/2022


Working under the direct supervision of the Sports and Wellness Director, assist in the implementation of a variety of youth sports programs in accordance with YMCA philosophy and mission. Work with Children ages 3-14 years of age in all different programs.


  • Assist in implementing programs/sports, not limited to referring sporting events.
  • Assist in record keeping of attendance
  • Cooperating in keeping the area clean and orderly to maintain a safe and healthy environment for staff and participants.
  • Assures the equipment and materials used during each session is put away and stored in the designated storage area for such equipment.
  • Assist in refereeing sporting events as required.
  • Adheres to all safety provisions as set forth in the Injury and Illness Prevention Program.
  • Assists supervisor/staff/coaches with all aspects of the daily activities.
  • Adheres to all standards set forth in the YMCA Code of Conduct.
  • Attends all staff trainings as required.
  • Works directly with participants to maintain interest in the program.
  • Facilitates each individual self-esteem.
  • Assures appropriate physical and behavioral limits while providing and enjoyable and safe environments.
  • Promotes the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
  • Effectively communicates with parents, or guardians of participants.
  • Immediately advises supervisor of any concerns regarding program participants.
  • Always communicates with program participants in a positive manner.
  • Engages in the programs with participants.
  • Leadership – Maintain a positive, upbeat role, promote, and exemplify Company values and represents departmental objectives and interests to internal and external customers
  • Customer Service – Follow up on complaints, questions, and concerns; respond to internal/external customer needs in a friendly, timely and efficient manner
  • Teamwork - Develop and promote teamwork and cooperation among co-workers
  • Safety – Comply with established safe work practices and attend to all safety-related training provided or made available by the Company.
  • Other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • 1 or more years of experience working with children

  • Must be at least 16 years of age

Required Technical / Other Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to environment

  • Ability to carry out the directions from supervisor

  • Ability to carry out the mission and operating principles through each program

  • Ability to adhere to general program responsibilities, including leadership and communication

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.

  • Must have problem solving skills.

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • CPR or First Aid preferred


The physical demands described on the attached “Physical Demands of Position” chart are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. See attached “Physical Demands of the Position”.


This position has no access to confidential information.


This position has no access to company funds.