Glenview AYSO is an all-volunteer organization. Coaches, Refs, Team Parents, Registrars -- we're all parents of players or former players, or just people committed to carrying on the great tradition of recreational soccer in Glenview.
Please be a Volunteer, Too!
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org AND
submit a Volunteer application at eAYSO.org
Every team needs a Coach, Asst Coach, Team Parent
and Referee. If you have not considered coaching or refereeing, please take this opportunity to think about it:
- We will provide all the training you need
- The experience is deeply rewarding - watching the players progress from fall to spring is truly a pleasure!
- In the younger divisions, you can still be an effective coach without having played as kid or even having an intricate understanding of the game
- We are all part of a volunteer community and simply put, we need your help!
Time commitment: 2-3 hrs/wk during season. A coach participates on game days, holds team practices, teaches game fundamentals to the players, and helps players develop good sportsmanship. Attends coach training, and weekly practices and games. You don't need to have played soccer or know much about it in order to coach. Particularly at the lower levels, many coaches learn the game along with their kids.
Time commitment: 2-3 hrs/wk during season. The assistant coach assists the coach at practices and games and stands in for the coach when necessary. Attends coach training and weekly practices and games.
Time commitment: 1-3 hours on game day. The referee arbitrates games, helping players understand why an infraction or penalty is called. At younger levels, referees may show the proper way to do throw-ins, corner kicks, and goal kicks, etc. Attends referee training and one annual referee meeting.
Same duties as referee. Youth referees are players or youth age 12 and up. Can use this experience to meet school community service requirements.
Time commitment: 1½ hrs/wk during season. The team parent coordinates the snack schedule and otherwise assists the coach and assistant coach, e.g., distributing uniforms, picking up trophies or picture orders, etc.
Help us manage the league on a regular or an as-needed basis.
Referee Administration The region administrator is the liaison to the referees, is involved in recruiting new referees, organizes the fall division meeting; works with refs on training, game schedules, and other division tasks as necessary. Attends staff training, monthly board meeting, spring coach meeting, annual section meeting.
Team Formation The Team Formation coordinator forms balanced teams for all the division.
Time commitment: 3-4 hours in April, May or June. Tasks include:
- Planning/preparation. Help prepare for annual registration, including making signs; preparing handouts; purchasing supplies, materials, and equipment; distributing publicity; and recruiting or coordinating volunteers.
- Registration Day. Assist at annual registration, late registration or wait list registration, e.g., greet parents, distribute forms, check information, process fees, sort and organize forms.
- Post-registration work. Assist with follow ups as needed; prepare forms for database entry; manage records.
Equipment Management Team:
Time commitment: 3-4 hours in August, November, April, or June. Retrieve goals and other equipment from storage at the beginning of each season; return to storage at end of season; take inventory of equipment as needed.
Special Event Volunteers
Volunteers assist with:
- Photo Day. One Saturday and Sunday in the Fall. Help coordinate the teams on-site at Gallery Park. Make sure information about Photo Day procedures is disseminated to coaches and parents.
- Player/Parent Appreciation Day: One Saturday and Sunday in the Fall. Distribute goodies and information to players and parents. .
- Tournament Management: Time commitment: 3-5 hours in early June. Help prepare for tournament weekend; enter and track team information and game standings on tournament days.