The Collaborative Partners with the Office of Children and Families to Provide Sports Equipment, Curriculum, and Coach Training for Youth Summer Programming
The Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative is proud to partner with the Office of Children and Families as part of a citywide effort to re-engage thousands of youth through fun, high-quality summer programming. Through this partnership, the Collaborative will support over 50 sites throughout the city, engaging over 7000 youth in basketball, soccer, golf, and fitness/play activities throughout the 5-week summer program!
The Collaborative will supply OST summer programs with sports equipment kits, with over 100lbs of equipment, including basketball, soccer, golf, and physical fitness supplies. Summer program providers will also be supplied with a comprehensive curriculum to simplify sports instruction for coaches, as well as access to the Game On Philly app, including a new Summer 2021 Channel. The app will include hundreds of hours of various sports and fitness activities provided by Collaborative member organizations, local professional sports teams, and trained athletes and coaches.
Summer camp providers have also been provided with virtual “Coach Training” segments, featuring topics such as: “how to" be a coach and run a sports session; creating a team/cohort culture, and using game-based coaching. These videos were produced by our partners at Temple’s University’s School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management and presented by coaches from Collaborative member organizations: Philadelphia Youth Basketball, Legacy Tennis, and Squash Smarts.
A special thank you to Villanova Women’s Basketball, Drexel Women’s basketball, and a number of other volunteers who dedicated time and strength to sorting and assembling the 134 kits for distribution, ensuring a fun high- quality summer experience for Philadelphia youth!
The Collaborative is proud to be a part of this citywide effort and is confident that the equipment, curriculum, training, and ongoing support will prove the power of sport in connecting and strengthening community, social skills, and confidence in participating youth.
Events & Opportunities
Girls on the Run- Philly Summer Programming
July 5th - August 6th
This FREE program includes 20 lessons conducted by certified GOTR Coaches, all necessary materials for the program, an official GOTR t-shirt, and a water bottle. Girls on the Run (GOTR) inspires girls in grades 3-8 to be joyful, healthy & confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.
Summer Employment Resources
Support for PCCY Appropriate Hiring/Recruiting
Plaworks Site Coordinator
SafeHub Program Director (Youth Development)
Starfinder Foundation-Program and Events Coordinator
Netter Center- 2021 K-8 Summer Instructor
Harlem Lacrosse - Philadelphia Program Director
TeachPHL Summer Jobs
Philadelphia Parks and Rec- Life Guard Positions
AmeriCorps Coach Positions for the '21-'22 School Year:
AmeriCorps UP2US Sports Coach
Up2Us Sports coaches build relationships and community! In addition to serving as a caring youth mentor, they can also positively impact your program's community.
AmeriCorps Playworks Coach
Playworks Pennsylvania & The Delaware Valley are recruiting Americorps Members to serve as Playworks Coaches for the 21-22 School Year. If you are dedicated to service and doing good in your community, you believe in the power of play, and want to join an amazing team, apply today!
AmeriCorps Youth Mentoring Partnership Coach
As part of the Youth Mentoring Partnership - AmeriCorps team you will have the opportunity to work on the frontlines with some of the Southeastern Pennsylvania area's most vulnerable youth, addressing education and social inequities and impacting important mentoring relationships and social-emotional learning development.