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Become a Coach


To get started coaching with OKC PAL in the OKCPS middle school athletic league, you'll need to complete the following:

  • Review the volunteer job description
  • Complete the OKC PAL volunteer application
  • Complete the OKCPS volunteer background check
  • Complete the Heads Up Concussion training

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OKCPS Background Check

Please follow the link to the OKCPS background check.

Heads Up Concussion Training

Please follow the link for concussion training provided by the CDC.

Info for Prospective PAL Coaches

- With the exception of current OKCPS teachers/staff and current OCPD staff, all coaches and team volunteers are required to submit a criminal background check (free) to OKC PAL. 

- OKC PAL staff will facilitate initial contact between new volunteers and our school teams.

- Coaches will not be asked to incur any personal expense aside from travel costs to and from practices and games.

Coaching duties include:

  • Maintain contact with OKC PAL throughout the season
  • Maintain contact with your school throughout the season 
  • Adhere to all player eligibility rules and regulations set by your school administration
  • Be an ambassador for PAL and our initiative to incorporate the OKC PAL character curriculum into all of our teams
  • Recruit assistant coaches as needed
  • With assistance from school administration/primary point of contact, set practice location and schedule team practices
  • Effectively communicate all team information to players, parents, and school administration
  • Attend all practices and games unless covered by an approved assistant or school representative
  • Have fun!