Coach Information

Everything you need to do to get started coaching a City of Orem recreation team and lead your team to greatness.

Help Your Kids Reach New Heights

Get your children active! Sign them up for a recreation department program today!

There are dozens of activities to choose from and something for every type of kid.

Did you know that physically active children have fewer chronic health problems than kids who are sedentary? Children who are fit have other statistics in their favor, too. They’re better able to meet the demands of daily physical activity. They do better in physical-performance tests. They have a stronger self-image and more self-confidence, and they demonstrate greater improvement in skill and health-related fitness. –American Council on Exercise
Benefits of Coaching your Child’s Team
  • Spend more time with your child
  • Expand your social network
  • Develop new skills
  • Learn life lessons
  • More opportunities for exercise
  • Opportunity to be a good role model
  • Sense of pride & accomplishment
  • You’ll have fun


Dear Prospective Coach, The Orem City Council passed a new policy granting the city a “right of access” to obtain criminal histories for individuals wishing to volunteer as youth coaches in all City of Orem Recreation programs. These background checks will be run through the Utah Bureau of Criminal Information (BCI) and will enable us to better screen prospective volunteers.

In today’s climate, we feel it is necessary that we be proactive in this matter to keep the participants in our programs as safe as possible.

All volunteers, from this time forward, will be required to fill out and sign an authorization to release their criminal history and a volunteer coach’s application BEFORE they are selected as a youth coach in our program. Coaches that coach from season to season and year to year, will be required to update these forms every year.

Below, you will find a link to the form for  Youth Volunteer Coach Application &Background Check Release. Please read both forms carefully. Please submit the forms as soon as possible.

Thank you for your willingness to volunteer as a coach in our program and for your cooperation in this matter.


Karl Hirst
Orem Recreation Director

Code of Conduct
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Application & Waiver
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