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Dear Coaches,

Welcome to the Grantsville & Tooele Jr Jazz program. Whether you are a returning coach or brand new, we appreciate your commitment to your community and hope you enjoy being a part of the largest youth sports program in Tooele County.

Coaching young people is an exciting way to be involved in sports and your community. This will be one of the most rewarding and fun experiences you will have. You will feel great enjoyment and fulfillment as you see your athletes grow and learn.

The goal of Jr Jazz is to have fun and to teach children the developmental skills they need to succeed in sports. To be successful at these, we as recreation professionals and coaches need to focus more on their development rather than on winning and losing. There will be times that you will need to remind yourself, parents, and athletes that “It’s Only A Game!”

As well as having fun, we strive to provide you with all the resources you need to effectively lead a team of young athletes through a successful sports season. You will enjoy the victories, as well as feel the disappointment in defeats. You will help your athletes learn to win and lose graciously. At the end of the season, we hope that your athletes have learned the following:  

  1. The value of hard work  
  2. The importance of teamwork  
  3. New skills to enhance their game  
  4. Strong Sportsmanship

Our sports staff has the responsibility of making sure you as coaches have all the tools you need to have a successful season. Please communicate openly with our staff if you should need additional resources or have any questions.

Thank you for taking time to volunteer and make a difference in the community. Have a fun and successful season,

Derek Dalton

Program Director

Grantsville & Tooele Jr Jazz