Coaching Job Announcement: Skyhawks National Camps

Do you love sports? Do you like working with kids? Have you coached before?

If this sounds like you, consider working for Skyhawks! Since 1979, Skyhawks has been offering classes and camps in a variety of sports including, baseball, soccer, flag football, basketball, volleyball, golf, track & field, cheerleading and much more. We are looking for folks who are reliable, highly motivated, energetic and enjoy working with children. Both coaching positions as well as site director roles are available.

Skyhawks is a national sports program provider for children ages 4-14. They run youth sports programs in partnership with cities and community organizations.

Currently, Skyhawks are looking for a few coaches who would be interested in coaching some of our year round sports programs and summer camps.   Skyhawks’ purpose is to “teach life skills through sports.” We offer the following sports programs: soccer, basketball, baseball, cheerleading, flag football, golf, volleyball, track & field and multi-sport.

Pass along this information to anyone who you feel would be a good coach for young children

LOCATIONS Positions are available in Los Altos, Mountain View and Sunnyvale.

Our wages are very competitive. Hourly rates range from $10.50-$18/hour depending on experience.

Summer camps are typically 9am-Noon or 9am-3pm Monday through Friday. Staff will work 18-19 hours/week for half-day programs and 33-34 hours/week for full day camps. Weekly camps usually begin starting in June and conclude the third week in August. We also have coaching opportunities for our year-round programs that run September through June.

Must pass a background check – we run background checks through LiveScan
You should love working with kids and bring boundless enthusiasm to the job
Must have reliable transportation and willing to drive to locations within South Peninsula
Capable of transporting equipment – you’ll have equipment through the duration of the program and must be responsible for maintaining it
Coaches and Site Directors must be first aid certified. Directors also CPR certified.
All of our scheduling is done online so you must be reachable via the Internet. Cell phones are also a requirement.

To apply, please go to , click on “Apply for Coaching Position” and fill out our online application. Copy/Paste this link to insure that you are applying in the correct region.
You may email us with any questions at or call (650) 368-5288.

Positions are available in Los Altos, Mountain View and Sunnyvale.  Anyone interested should apply online at , click on “Apply for Coaching Position” and fill out our online application.

KIN Alumni Valeri Garcia (Quintero) on Life After Graduation

My name is Valeri Garcia (Quintero).  I graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Teaching in 1998.  When I started there, I had wanted to be a college coach and believed that SJSU would give me the best education to become one.  I set out to be a college coach and was able to be one but for only two years.  I turned my attention to college advising but knew, in my heart, that it was youth sports that I would enjoy the most.

During college and after graduation, I continued to coach and help out here and there with several teams but stopped until I had my own kids and it was time for them to play sports.  I now have three amazing, beautiful daughters.  Annelise is 10 years old and Mia and Micaela are 7 (yes, twins!).  I’m a youth sports coach in multiple sports, mostly softball.  Recently, I was awarded the Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coaching award.  At a banquet last week, I was given the opportunity to speak and when I did, I made sure to speak about how wonderful and amazing the faculty and my department was at SJSU and how much I learned from them.  I’ve been asked how I know how to coach and I tell them that I have had great coaches to learn from but I was extremely lucky to have had professionals in the field to teach me through my major.  Though I’m not coaching as a career, I do utilize many ideas that I learned as a student into my job as a college advisor at UC Davis for a program called Guardian Scholars.  We provide support to students that are former foster youth.

It’s long overdue but I want to extend my gratitude for the faculty and education I received from all of you.  I recognize many names from the website that are still teaching that were my professors when I attended.  I’m so glad to know that SJSU’s Kinesiology department continues to have the BEST faculty.

Here is an article in the SacBee that came out today about youth sports.  I was mentioned but, again, I don’t know if i could have be the coach I am today without all of you.

Valeri Garcia (Quintero)
Class of 1998