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We appreciate your interest in becoming a coach for Kids, Incorporated. We require all staff, officials and volunteers to undergo a criminal history background check once a year as a safety precaution for children.

Please click the link below to authorize us to conduct your criminal history report. If you have any questions, please call our office at 806-376-5936.

Criminal History Authorization Form

Criteria For Volunteering

Criteria for Disqualification of Service

A person shall be disqualified and prohibited from serving as a volunteer, game official, and/or member of the professional staff with Kids, Incorporated if any of the following conditions apply:

  1. Fails to consent to a personal criminal background search 
  2. Is currently serving probation for any offense
  3. Has been incarcerated for a felony offense
  4. Has a felony conviction of any kind in the past seven years
  5. Has been convicted of any offense involving a minor
  6. Has been convicted of Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, or Child neglect on any level
  7. Has been adjudged liable for civil penalties or damages involving sexual or physical abuse of children
  8. Has been convicted of Terroristic Threat
  9. Has been twice convicted for misdemeanor offenses of any kind in the past five years.
  10. Has been twice convicted during the past seven years of any combination of the following:
    • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
    • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
    • Misdemeanor violations of the Controlled Substance Act
  11. Has been subject to any court order involving any sexual abuse or physical abuse of a minor, including, but not limited to domestic order for protection.

The President & CEO shall have the final decision on all personnel matters. Kids, Incorporated does not discriminate against any person, or persons, based on age, race, gender, religion, nationality, or ethnicity.

Become A Coach To Be Remembered

By Jimmy R. Lackey
President & CEO
Kids, Incorporated

What constitutes a GREAT youth coach? For me, I think back to my youth and the time I spent participating in youth sports in Dumas, Texas.  Immediately, Cecil Venhaus comes to my mind. I played baseball for the first time when I was in first grade. Cecil Venhaus was my coach. I know there were others as well, but Cecil was the head coach. All I know is I couldn't wait for practice and games. Cecil made it FUN!

Through the years, Cecil continued to coach our baseball, football, and basketball teams until we went to junior high. When we would come home from college to work during the summers, we formed a team in the adult softball league. It was not unusual for Cecil to show up and sit on our bench to watch us play. Suffice it to say, Cecil Venhaus made my youth sporting experience FUN!

In October 2010, my oldest daughter, who played for Canyon High School, was playing in a varsity volleyball match. Ironically, we were on the road against my hometown, Dumas. Cecil Venhaus came over to our side of the gym and sat with me during that match.

I will always remember and cherish our time together that day. Two months later, Cecil passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age of 75. Needless to say, Cecil Venhaus made a deep impact on me... both personally and professionally.

I have been the President & CEO for Kids, Incorporated since 1995. I have shared my story of Cecil Venhaus with countless coaches and volunteers. The moral of this story is so much bigger than wins and losses on the playing field or on the court. My relationship with Cecil Venhaus lasted a lifetime!

That's what YOU have the opportunity to do for children in our community. YOU have the opportunity to make a positive and lasting impression on a child, or group of children, by volunteering your time through Kids, Incorporated.

Thank you in advance for your interest in children and for offering to volunteer your time with Kids, Incorporated. I hope you make an impact in the life of a child just like Cecil Venhaus did for me!

Call us anytime at 806-376-5936!

3 Keys For successful coaching

1. Make sure every child gets to play. Parents pay the same fee for their child to participate.  If you are truly doing what's best for kids, this is an easy one!

2. Make practice and games a FUN experience for each child. There is no reason for a parent to enroll their child in our program if the expectation for a FUN experience isn't there.

3. Lastly, teach each child the basics of the sport. Keep it simple.  Childrens’ attention spans are very short. Just teach the basic concepts of the sport in session and give each child a chance to feel success.

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