As an all volunteer program the program, in order to keep costs down each and every parent is strongly encouraged to volunteer some of their time. This program can only run when people from the community lend a hand.
Head Coach: Must be a positive influence and have the safety of the kids always in mind. Some of the duties of the head coach are:
*Conducting practices 2 times per week, (practice dates, times and location are decided between the league and the assigned coach)
*Coach at weekly games
*Work with Assistant Coach(es)
*Work with Team Parent/Manager
*attend coaches training
*Other responsibilities as included in the SAA Recreational Soccer Handbook
Asst Coach: Must be a positive influence and have the safety of the kids always in mind. The role of assistant coach is to help the head coach with the responsibilities and duties assigned to the head coach. Assistant coach is also encouraged to attend coaches training, and fulfill other responsibilities as included in the SAA Recreational Soccer Handbook
Team Parent/Manager: Responsible for coordination of and the communication between the coach/assistant coach and the parents, and management of the slush(snack) fund. They are also responsible for ensuring that all volunteer duties that their team needs to participate in have a parent assigned, such as, field lining, net set up and take down, snack order and pick-up; and field marshal, along with other opportunities or needs as they arise. It is expected that the team parent will coordinate with the other parents to ensure that at minimum two non-coaching parents are at every practice from start to finish, this is needed for the safety of all children on a team and so that coaches and assistant coaches can dedicate their time to coaching the players.
Help my child's team: When helping your child's team out it is expected that you will sign up for or accept the assignment by the team manager/parent to fulfill the different volunteer needs of your child's team. Some of the volunteer opportunities include, field lining (1 Saturday/child/season), field marshals (As needed), net set up and take down (After final game that your child played in), and other opportunities that may arise. The expectation is a minimum 4 hours of time to volunteering. In addition you will need to coordinate with the team manager to ensure that at least 2 non coaching parents are at each practice from start to finish, this is needed for the safety of all children on a team and so that coaches and assistant coaches can dedicate their time to coaching the players.
OPT-OUT: You can elect to opt-out of volunteering. The cost is $50, this money is put towards being able to pay someone to fulfill the volunteer duties of the parent who is unable or unwilling to volunteer.