Coaches December 2021

Coaches are needed for the 2021 Skills and Drills program 

  • If you are interested in coaching or helping coach Email Rec Supervisor John Knowles at jknowles@northamptonma.gov.  
  • Coaches will be provided with an outline of socially distant drills to use. Modifications must adhere to local and state BOH guidelines. There will be a coaches meeting via ZOOM to go over all the regulations and rules.
  • All coaches must submit a CORI form.
  • CORI

    Volunteers are required to fill out and pass a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) check each season.

    The Park and Recreation Department is authorized to process routine CORI (criminal offender record information) checks on prospective coaches, volunteers, and employees of Northampton Park and Recreation Department under M.G.L. c.6, §172 (c). The primary purpose of the CORI check is to screen prospective coaches, volunteers and employees who have the potential for unmonitored access to children and to promote the safety of children who are registered for a Northampton Park and Recreation Department program. The record check is conducted for conviction and other findings and pending criminal case information. The Department will not necessarily disqualify the applicant from coaching, volunteering or employment based upon these findings. Disqualification or removal is at the discretion of the director and any other authorized personnel. The records are accessed by CORI authorized personnel who are trained by CHSB, the director or his/her designee. CORI authorized representatives are sensitive to confidentiality issues when accessing and storing this information. Any person applying for coaching, volunteering or employment must complete the form authorizing a CORI check by the Parks and Recreation Department.

    • The completed CORI form must be turned in in person to an authorized staff of the Parks & Rec Department, and an ID must be shown to verify the person.
    • Download CORI form (PDF)