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Become a Coach

To get started coaching with OKCPAL, you'll need to complete the following:

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Before you sign up...

  • Download the OKCPAL App. This will give you immediate access to PAL schedules and standings.
  • TEXT PALCOACHES to 844.576.8325. This allows OKCPAL staff to send out immediate updates regarding game cancellations or other important updates. 
  • PAL sports seasons run 8 weeks long - 6wks of regular season play and 2 weeks of playoffs. Please sign up if your availability allows for you to be a consistent, positive adult role-model to our student-athletes. 
  • ANY ASSISTANT COACH MUST ALSO COMPLETE OKCPS BACKGROUND CHECK. No person is allowed to interact with young people, including at practices and on sidelines at games, unless approved by OKCPAL. 

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 OKCPAL. 

- OKCPAL 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 PAL Officer 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 OKCPAL 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!