- Volunteers & Coaches
Parent volunteers are a very important resource for CYS. Registered children/youth benefit immensely from the knowledge and skill that volunteers provide to our programs. We're looking for enthusiastic people who want to help out — sharing their talents assisting and leading various activities such as reading to children, participating in field trips, making games, repairing toys, sewing with kids, etc.
Start by becoming a registered volunteer through Army Community Service's (ACS) Go-Volunteer to find out where your talents can be best used within CYS. By keeping track of your volunteer hours, you can qualify for Parent Participation Points.
Did you play sports in high school or college? Have you always wanted to coach football, soccer or basketball? Are you a cheerleader at heart? Even if you have never played or coached a sport before, you can still become a certified volunteer coach! CYS Volunteer Coaches encourage all children to explore the world of sports, learn the fundamentals of good sportsmanship and have fun at the same time.
Contact CYS Sports and Fitness to begin.
Head coaches and assistant coaches can receive discounts. Parent Central Services will calculate discounts offered to each coach.
- Required CPR/First Aid and instructional training is provided by CYS prior to the beginning of the season
- Background checks must be cleared on all coaches prior to team assignment
- Coaches must attend one of the coaches clinics to review the rules and coaching policies and become certified through the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS)
- Youth Sports and Fitness at Fort Huachuca
The Fort Huachuca Child and Youth Services (CYS) Youth Sports and Fitness Program is a Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider.
The Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation is a seal of commitment to quality and safety based on nationally accepted standards. Achieving this designation demonstrates that Fort Huachuca CYS Youth Sports and Fitness has undergone a review process and has shown a commitment to the children and families we serve.
Our organization was evaluated in the following categories:
- Written policies and procedures
- Volunteer screening
- Coach training
- Parent education
For more information about the designation and the evaluation process, visit
Children/youth, who are Family Members of active duty military, retirees, and Department of Defense civilian employees and contractors, are eligible to register for Youth Sports and Fitness Programs. Each child/youth must be registered through the Parent Central Office. To make an appointment to register your child/youth, please contact the Parent Central Office at 520-533-0738.
Youth Physical Information
All children/youth must have a valid physical at the time of registration that goes through the end of the chosen sport. Children/youth will not be allowed to register unless they have a valid physical.
Team Sports: Traditional team sports, competitive and non-competitive leagues, for children/youth offered at Fort Huachuca are as follows:
Individual Sports: Traditional and non-traditional sports for children/youth of all abilities. Individuals participate in non-competitive and competitive events and are coached by trained volunteers or staff. Individual sports at Fort Huachuca include:
- Mini-Sports Basketball
- Mini-Sports Flag Football
- Mini-Sports Soccer
- Mini-Sports T-Ball
Health and Fitness Programs: Fitness and Health programs for children/youth are facilitated by the Youth Sports and Fitness Director, Program Assistants, Army Public Health Nurses, and trained volunteers.
Outreach Service Programs: Intramural and skill-building activities for children/youth in partnership with Private Sector Organizations. Outreach Service Programs at Fort Huachuca include the following:
- Sport-Specific Clinics
- Youth Services Pick-Up Games (conducted at the Middle School/Teen facility)
- Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (Family and MWR) Partnerships
- American Youth Football League (Flag)
- Travel Soccer Team
- Festivals/Special Events
Youth Coaches Application & Training Information
The Fort Huachuca Youth Sports Program is committed to providing each Youth with an enjoyable learning experience. Our programs are centered on sportsmanship and creating a safe environment where Youth can participate in sports. We understand that the primary reason young athletes participate in sports is to have fun while competing with each other. It is not all about winning or losing.
We believe every Youth matters and should be given the opportunity to learn and improve his or her knowledge, skills, and abilities. We are committed to providing a safe place for our Youth to participate in sports and to improve/grow in their athletic abilities.
We believe that, while competition is important, the greater value lies in competing with honor, practicing good sportsmanship, and being gracious in victory and defeat.
Sportsmanship is expected of everyone involved with the Fort Huachuca Youth Sports Programs (i.e., Coaches, Players, Parents, and Referees).