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Logan Kim: My Volunteer Story

A LETTER FROM LOGAN KIM, FORMER COACHING CORPS TEAM COACH

I’ve always had a passion for sports, kids, and community outreach which made Coaching Corps a perfect fit for me. As a San Diego State University student, I volunteered to coach one Saturday soccer class for kids at the Jackie Robinson Y, and I was immediately hooked.

Growing up as an only child, I was privileged to have parents who encouraged me to play sports and had the means to do so. Sports reinforced my sense of community, allowed me to channel my daily drive positively, and allowed me to take on leadership roles.

Some of my favorite memories are of my time spent at the Mission Valley YMCA. As a Coaching Corps volunteer coach, I started my Saturdays at 8 am with back-to-back practices – soccer, baseball, and flag football. There were always a couple of shy kids in each group. I spent one-on-one time with the nervous ones, getting them more comfortable by warming up with them and being playful. It was really humbling to see the kids grow as athletes as they began to engage and then to watch them experience being a member of a team.

I’m grateful to the Mission Valley and Jackie Robinson YMCAs for letting me be part of their team to mentor kids who need it most. I am even more grateful to Coaching Corps for helping me be ready to coach and making it easy to connect with amazing programs in my area.

I’m delighted to share this memorable coaching moment during Coaching Corps’ National Coaches Day Celebration because this organization absolutely changed my life, and I’ll always hold these moments close to my heart.

In Play,

Logan Kim

Former Coaching Corps Team Captain

PS: I’m throwing the ball to MLB player, Marcus Semien to share his story about an influential coach in his life, Ron Washington.

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