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Volunteer Positions

The Referee’s Job...

is to be the official in charge of the match at every game. He or she is the independent arbiter and manager of the match. The ref’s authority extends to everyone at the field, including players, substitutes, team officials, spectators, and even assistant referees.

         Safe: The Referee's #1 job is to keep the game as safe as possible for the players. While there is risk in all sports, the referee is responsible for minimizing such risks from field conditions, equipment, spectators, and the players.

         Fair: The Referee is responsible for enforcing the Laws of the Game in such a way as to keep the game Safe, Fair & Fun. The referee interferes with the game as little as possible, avoiding making calls for doubtful and trifling offenses. Referees only make calls for offenses they are sure occurred.

         Fun: We want our kids to continue to play. They keep playing as long as it is fun. Referees learn that fun soccer varies from age group to age group of players.

         For any questions about the referee’s position, responsibilities and training, please contact the Referee Administrator.

Looking for a primer on ... how many players on a side, length of halves, restarts, and more? Check out ‘AYSO Rules Made Simple.’

The Coach/Team Coordinator's Job...

is to provide a safe, fun and encouraging environment for our children to play and learn the game of soccer. He or she is responsible to making sure each player play’s AT LEAST HALF OF EVERY GAME. The coach makes sure the children learn the skills appropriate to their age levels, learn good sportsmanship, and remain encouraged and safe throughout game play. The coach is also responsible for bringing the balls, any cones (or other skills/training materials) and the first aid kit to every game — or arranging for the assistant coach to do so. The game cannot start without a coach or assistant coach on the field, so the coach should try to arrive as early as possible every night.

    It is NOT the responsibility of the coach to... set up the net, arrange for water & snacks, line the field, or deal with any missing/incorrect uniforms.

    The coach is NOT ALLOWED to cancel any games (for weather or any other reason) or arrange for any practices outside of normal playing nights/times or offsite locations.

For any questions about the coach’s position, responsibilities and training, please contact the Coach Administrator.

Looking for good drills for your team ... or the laws of the game? Visit ‘Fun Drills and Other Soccer Links’.

The Assistant Coach’s Job...

is to help the coach during practices, pre-game skills training and to cover for to coach when he/she is unable to attend. Skill and tactical coaching is more effective if players can be divided into smaller groups. Coaches may not be available at some practices or games. If there is no assistant coach, there will be no practices and no games when the coach is away. (See coach’s job). No experience or soccer skills are required – just be willing to come and have fun with the kids. Assistant coaches, if they desire, can attend coach training. In fact, they are encouraged to do so.

For any questions about the assistant coach’s position, responsibilities and training, please contact the Coach Administrator.

The Team Parent’s Job...

is to help make sure the team (both its parents and players) are supported and informed of any needs/requirements throughout the season. This includes: distributing team rosters, assigning goal&water nights (and making sure the coach never has to set up the goal or bring water), handling any missing/incorrect uniforms, collecting the team’s mail (from the storage area). The Team Parent also usually arranges the Year End party, including (if the team feels it is appropriate) any end-of-season gifts for the coaches.

The Team Parent should also make sure the other parents on the sidelines remain positive and encouraging during play.

The Team Parent is NOT ALLOWED to cancel any games (for weather or any other reason).

For any questions about the Team Parent’s position, responsibilities and for any materials, please contact the Team Parent Coordinator.

The Field Liner’s Job...

is to make sure the fields are properly lined at the beginning of the season and, as needed, throughout the year.

These are actually two separate positions:

    •Team Field Liners. Some teams will have Field Liners assigned to them for the season. Volunteers with this position should make sure their     team’s field is well lined before every game. He or she should come early one every month or so. Also, the field liner is encouraged to help out     lining any other fields as time permits.
    •Pre-Season Field Liners. For parents who are unable to come during the nights of play, there are a select number of pre-season Field Liner positions available. These volunteers are asked to come for a single-day session right before the season starts (often on a Saturday) to help prepare all the fields for play. If the fields are not completed during that day, they will be asked to return the following day (for a few hours) to finish the job.

For any questions about the Field Liner positions and responsibilities, please contact the Field Manager.

The Equipment Preparation Job...

is to help organize and transport the needed equipment (nets and etc.) from the off-season storage location to Dan Ryan Woods before the season starts and, at the conclusion of the season, to help transport it all back. This is generally a half day’s work on both sides of the season.

For any questions about the Equipment Prep positions and responsibilities, please contact the Equipment Manager.

Other volunteer positions ...

Regional Board. If you are interested in hearing more or becoming a board member, please email [email protected] for details.

Your volunteer registration is now part of the player registration process.

Remember, after completing your volunteer registration form and e-signature, you must bring 2 copies of your volunteer form with you to a physical registration if you do not complete the registration and pay online.  Remember to register early, since our volunteer spots fill up fast.