Coaches Corner


Thank you for visiting the Coaches Corner! To be eligible to coach you mus complete:
  • A concussion certification which you can obtain by visiting the or NAYS websites.
  • A background check
  • Attend the sports specific training and coaches meeting (or meet individually with coordinator if unable to attend meeting).
If you have completed a concussion certificate and are ready to complete a background check, please contact the appropriate staff member to begin your background check:

Coaching Criteria

All volunteers/instructors in the Town of Windsor Parks, Recreation & Culture Department shall submit to a background check to be conducted on each volunteer for any parks, recreation and culture program. Checks will remain confidential. Individuals will not be allowed to volunteer/instruct until a completed background check has been received and approved by the Town of Windsor. A person shall be disqualified and prohibited from serving as a volunteer if the person has been found guilty of one of the following crimes:


All sex offenses - regardless of the amount of time since the offense.


Crimes of violence - regardless of the amount of time since the offense.
All felony offense other than crimes of violence or sexual offenses within the past 10 years.


All misdemeanor offenses involving acts of violence within the past 7 years.
All misdemeanor drug & alcohol offenses within the past 5 years or multiple offenses in the past 10 years.
Any other misdemeanor within the past 5 years that would be considered a potential danger to children who might be in contact with the functions of the volunteer.


Anyone who has been charged of any of the disqualifying offenses set forth above in a pending case shall not be permitted to volunteer until final adjudication of the case and the evaluation thereof in accordance with the criteria hereby established.

Guilty means a finding of guilty following a trial, entry of a guilty plea, or plea of no contest accompanied by a court finding of guilty, regardless of whether a dismissal of the case is recorded following the completion of a deferred sentence arrangement.

Volunteer Definitions

Volunteer Coaches are held to a high standard and are registered through the Windsor Parks, Recreation and Culture Department. The league trains coaches through the National Youth Sports Coach Association (NYSCA). By virtue of the NYSCA training and certification program coaches are trained in their responsibilities of youth sports and are required to pass a background check, complete and insurance liability form and sign a Coaches' Code of Ethic Pledge. Coaches' are reminded that in youth sport the consideration of the children should be placed above all and that as a NYSCA volunteer coach they are held accountable to a Code of Conduct.

Parent Volunteers (non-coaches) are also very important to the success of the league. Parents are encouraged to help during practice and games, organize snack lists, and help support the team in many different ways. Since parent volunteers do not complete a background check they are never put in charge of coaching the youth nor are they left in charge of or alone with any youth or group of youths.

General Coaching Information

The following links contain pdf documents which you can view or download and print. Additional resources can be found on Team Sideline.You will need an adobe reader to view. If you cannot view the document you may download the adobe reader from the Adobe Website.

Sport Specific Coaching Information