Istrouma Sports is a gospel-centered sports ministry of Istrouma Baptist Church that intentionally creates opportunities to glorify God and make disciples through sports and recreation.
Our ministry thrives from those who volunteer their time to help us do sports a different way.
Coach @ Istrouma
Istrouma Sports is dependent on volunteer coaches. The number of teams in each division is determined by the number of coaches signed up to volunteer.
We equip our coaches so they feel prepared and comfortable in this environment. Please don’t hesitate to coach if you have never done so before.
Our volunteers will be expected to meet the coaches’ requirements and follow the coaches’ covenant throughout the season.
Indicate on your child’s registration and submit an application below if you are interested in volunteering as a head, assistant, or bench coach this season. Sign up as a head coach on registration to save some money!
Istrouma Sports has a five-step vetting process for head, assistant, and bench coaches.
Bench coaches must go through the vetting process because they’ll be on the sidelines with kids.
Applicants may not be asked to coach.
All coaches must submit an application each season.
Watch an introductory video on our ministry and answer a brief questionnaire. Coaches must submit one questionnaire every calendar year.
3. Background Check
Our background checks expire every two years. All new coaches must fill out a background check. Returning coaches will be notified if their form has expired.
Istrouma will follow up with coaches once forms have been submitted.
It is imperative for all volunteer coaches to attend one of our development meetings held on the first Saturday practice of each season. Coaches will benefit from discussion with others in their age divisions. Coaches will learn about practice tips, fundamentals of our sports ministry, and division rules. Coaches who are unable to attend will need to watch a recap of the meeting and submit a report.
Officiate @ Istrouma
We are always in need of officials. Parents appreciate when their kids’ games are officiated consistently and confidently. We want to give parents and players the best youth sports experience; a large part of that comes from our officials.
Volunteer @ Istrouma
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WHAT WE OFFER
Boys Basketball: winter
Girls Basketball: winter
Flag Football: fall
HOW YOU CAN SERVE
We can still use you if you like to work behind the scenes and don’t mind a little labor! Istrouma Sports can always use help when it comes to upkeep and maintenance of facilities. i.e. cutting grass and painting.