Information for all Divisions
Volunteer coaches make the River Forest Park District youth programs possible. We are currently in need of coaches, both beginner and experienced, for our recreational league. All volunteers must fill out a volunteer wavier and criminal background check consent form. Upon receipt of your registration form or phone call, we will send a letter of confirmation detailing the date and time of the coaches orientation. If you’re not sure about head coaching a team, co-coaching or assistant coaching can be arranged. Volunteering is fun and rewarding! The District is grateful to those of you who have donated your time in the past. Thanks!
Are you interested in coaching your child’s team?
Please register to coach on the registration form in the brochure or call Mike Kenny at 366-6660 x103. Also please mark the grade you would like to coach.
Coaches Orientation *MANDATORY*
Come join us for pizza and pop, followed by the orientation which will address our safety policy, accident/incident reporting, emergency procedures, program rules of conduct, and mandated coach’s forms. Coaches who pre-register will be sent the mandatory forms before the orientation and must be returned at the Coaches Orientation. (You may also download the printable forms below, fill them out and bring them to the Coaches Orientation).
Criminal Background Waivers -- [Download Form Here]
The River Forest Park District has adopted a procedure to better safeguard the children and youth in our programs. All new full-time employees, part-time and seasonal instructors, coaches and volunteers working in child-sensitive positions are subject to a criminal background investigation. This procedure requires checks of potential staff and volunteers for criminal convictions relating to inappropriate behavior.
Each season, background investigations will be conducted prior to the beginning of the sport or activity in which you will be involved, unless you volunteer on a continuous, year-round basis. We appreciate your understanding that the safety of our children and youth are our top priority.
Volunteer Emergency Confidential Information -- [Download Form Here]
The Park District requests this information on coaches for their own safety. A copy of the information is kept at Park District Headquarters. All information is kept private and will be accessed only in case of an emergency.
Volunteer Waiver & Release -- [Download Form Here]
The Park District requests all volunteers to fill out the volunteer Waiver & Release. Please read the form carefully and be aware that in signing up and volunteering for coaching, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with your volunteer services (including transportation services, when provided).