San Marcos AYSO

Information for Team Parents

Being a Team Parent is a Great Way to Volunteer! Get involved with your child's team, become the team parent! Each team needs someone to volunteer for this position. Having a team parent allows coaches focus on coaching. The Team Parent provides players and parents with the information they need throughout the soccer season. The different jobs don’t have to be done by you alone, ask other players’ parents to help you.  

2013-2014 Regional Calendar

Be sure to download our 2013-2014 Regional Calendar that has all of our important dates, times, locations and events listed. There's also good information for keeping your team organized and efficient on it's pages. Download yours by clicking here.

Team Parent Pre-season Meeting

Team Parents will have an orientation meeting on August 7th at the San Marcos Community Center directly across from the Library. Join us for the meeting at 6PM. There will be a raffle and uniforms will be handed out to Team Parents in attendance. Please bring your filled Team Volunteer Information Sheet to the meeting. Team Volunteer Information Sheets will be collected at the meeting. Click here if you need a Team Volunteer Information Sheet.

Volunteering to be a Team Parent

If you are interested in becoming a team parent or you would like more information, please contact our Team Parent Coordinator at teamparentcoordinator@sanmarcosayso.org.

Now that you've decided to volunteer, there are a few things you'll need to do:
Online Registration - Register at http://www.eayso.org

Mail Paperwork - Print out two copies of the completed application and sign each copy. Send these two copies and a copy of your driver's license to:

CVPA
San Marcos AYSO
PO Box 333
San Marcos, CA 92079

Online training is available to all aAYSO volunteers, including Team Parents. Once your paperwork is processed, your AYSO ID #, found on your completed application, will be activated. This will allow you to access the online training at http://www.aysotraining.org. Take the mandatory Safe Haven Certification course.


General Responsibilities and Duties of the Team Parent

Your duties will vary from team to team and each coach will be different but in general the team parent takes care of the following tasks:

Uniform Distribution: When a parent registers their child, they also indicate a uniform size for their child. The league will order these uniforms and you will help to distribute them once they arrive.

Team Sponsorship: Click on the Sponsorships tab (above) to download an application or to receive more information.  You will ask the team to help find a sponsor for your team.

Order Team Banner: The team banner needs to be ordered and received before Picture Day. The cost of the banner is to be shared amongst all team members and must include the sponsor's name, the team's name, and each team member's name. You can make your own banner or order from one of the local banner vendors in our area.

Organize a Contact Information Sheet and Snack Schedule: Gather all the team information in one easy to view location and sign-up your fellow parents to supply snacks for a particular game. 

Some snack tips:
Prepare/bring fruits (grapes, oranges, etc.) for a halftime snack; individually packaged is convenient.

Bring end-of-game snacks; usually a drink and something to eat.

Don't forget the coaches and referees, when determining the right amount of snacks to bring.

Weekly Updates: Once you've collected all the contact information, send out weekly email updates with game time, assigned snack duty, and any other relevant information (e.g. Change in practice, game time, or location) to the
parents as a friendly reminder.

End of Season Party: Organize the end of season team party and buy the coaches a "Thank You" gift. Like the banner, the cost of the coaches' gift should be shared amongst all the team members.

Team Trophies: San Marcos AYSO provides participation trophies for all of our lower division (U6 - U8) players. The Team Parent coordinates distribution of the trophies at the end of the season.


Tools for Team Parents

http://www.eayso.org - Sign-up as a volunteer. 

http://www.aysotraining.org - Take the Safe Haven course for coaches in order to complete your registration.



SAFE HAVEN CLASS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS

Safe Haven is a program instituted by AYSO to comply with the Child Protection Act of 1993.  Each team must have a certified coach that has taken this class. AYSO requires all volunteers are certified through the Safe Haven Program. The class goes over Child Protection, safety rules and volunteer liability protection. The Safe Haven Class is available online. San Marcos AYSO also hosts several Safe Haven courses throughout the year. Contact our Child and Volunteer Protection Advocate (CVPA) to find out when courses are being held and to sign up.

Click here to take the Safe Haven course online.
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