Coach Resources


Welcome coaches! This page exists to provide resources for interested, future, and existing coaches. Browse this page for important forms, safety information, and sport-specific resources. Thank you to all of our volunteer coaches who continue to make a positive difference in the lives of the youth we serve!


Coach Information


Coach Handbook/Guide – Coming Soon

Sports BGCWC Offers

Coaches Code of Conduct

Parents/Spectators Code of Conduct

Players Code of Conduct

Athletic Sponsorship Form

Coach Trainings

Positive Coaching Alliance – we can offer this training for free through grant funding – ask us for the code!

How to Coach Kids Courses– free

HEADS UP Concussion Training for Youth Sports Coaches – free

How to Become a Coach

  1. Fill out this volunteer application, including a copy of a photo ID. We’ll run annual state and national background checks. Volunteering with the B&GC is contingent upon passing both background checks.
  2. Read, sign, and return the Coaches Code of Conduct.
  3. Email all documents to, stating the sport and age division for which you are applying. You can also bring in all documents to either our Bellingham or Ferndale offices.


At Boys & Girls Clubs, safety is our number one priority! Below is some information on how we keep kids safe, and what you can do to help keep your athlete healthy and active. 


Heads Up Concussion Information for Coaches

Heads Up Youth Sports Poster

Hydration & Heat Illness

Defeating Dehydration

CDC Heat Related Illness

CDC Sun Protection

Injury Prevention

Preventing Overuse Injuries

Preventing Sports Injuries

Child Abuse

Safety at Boys & Girls Clubs

Child Abuse Prevention

What if a Child Comes to you for Help