Teens Earning and Leading

The T.E.A.L program is designed to help teens develop leadership skills through a series of trainings and experiences, develop leadership skills, work etiquette and social emotional learning, among many other things. The T.E.A.L program is NOT meant to replace a part-time job. Many of these opportunities will be compensated with some required volunteer hours.

Scheduling Opportunites:

 

Chicago Rec Sports features five seasons per year (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter I, and Winter II). Each season is typically 8-weeks in length with multiple programs going on throughout the season. T.E.A.L's will be generally scheduled based on their availability to assist with these programs each season. There may be additional opportuniiies in between seasons for special events or brand ambassador initiatives. Scheduled hours are typically 2-3 per session on weekday evenings and/or on weekend mornings/afternoons. (please note that summer camp opportunities include 4-8 hours days.)

Preparing for College:

Even if your teen has high grades, high test scores and is active in sports or clubs, colleges are still evaluating your teen based on community service hours. The T.E.A.L program is the perfect vehicle to enhance your college applications.

Membership Dues:

 

$50/Year (Scholarships Available)

The membership dues ensure that we have a commitment from teens and their families before registering. Dues are used to provide Chicago Rec Sports gear and equipment for T.E.A.L's (shirts, jackets, whistles, etc.)
 

If you have any questions before registering please email us at info@chicagorecsports.com

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AGES
13-14

T.E.A.L | 13-14 YEAR OLDS

Expectations:

 

  • Assist with different event day operations including field/court set up and cleanup

  • Assist with info tables, passing out flyers as Brand Ambassador

  • Assist by being a ball-kid and T.E.A.L's may be asked to step in and play

Compensation:

 

  • $50 gift card after completing 4 events. (Limit of 8 compensated events (or 2 $50 gift cards) per season)

  • Volunteer hours are still encouraged

Schedules will be communicated by our CRS Youth Counselor, Gaby Portillo, prior to each season

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AGES
15-16

T.E.A.L | 15-16 YEAR OLDS

Expectations:

 

  • Assist with coaching duties such as warm-ups, drills, and scrimmages

  • Assist lead coach to ensure kids are staying focused and engaged during sessions

  • Assist with field/court set up and cleanup

  • Assist with info tables, passing out flyers as Brand Ambassador

  • Assist as a ball-kid and T.E.A.L's may be asked to step in and play

Compensation:

 

  • $15/hour for completed sessions

  • Volunteer hours are still encouraged

Schedules will be communicated by our CRS Youth Counselor, Gaby Portillo, prior to each season

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AGES
17-19

T.E.A.L | 17-19 YEAR OLDS

Expectations:

 

  • Lead groups/teams during sessions

  • Lead warm-ups during sessions

  • Work with CRS on-site coordinator to ensure that programs are up to Chicago Rec Sports standards

  • Lead field/court set up and cleanup

  • Mentor younger T.E.A.L's

  • Lead info tables, passing out flyers as Brand Ambassador

  • Take initiative and lead by example (be proactive not reactive)

T.E.A.L's who coach toddlers (1-5 years old) must be at least 17 years old and have some child-supervision experience, e.g., baby-sitting or camp counselor or a T.E.A.L for at least 2 years). 

 

Compensation:

 

  • $17-20/hour for sessions, events and marketing hours (based on experience and evaluation)

  • Volunteer hours are still encouraged

 

Schedules will be communicated by our CRS Youth Counselor, Gaby Portillo, prior to each season