How to Volunteer

How to be a youth sports league volunteer:

Listed below are some common volunteer opportunities with local leagues.  Keep in mind that these are general descriptions and will vary depending on the needs of your local league.  In addition, other positions may be available.  Please consult with your local league president on how to best use your talents and skills to help provide your kids the best experience possible.

Being a Team Manager or Coach

Being a manager or coach requires time, patience, and basic knowledge of the game of baseball.  You may be required to attend meetings, instructional sessions, or seminars.  You will communicate with the parents/guardians of your players to inform them of any schedule changes, rainouts, league events and activities.

As a manager or coach, you have more interaction with young people than anyone else in Little League.  Therefore, it is important that you understand the goals and virtues of the Little League program in order to effectively communicate them to your players.  To gain a better understanding of what those goals and virtues are, visit Little League's homepage or speak with your league's president.

Being a manager or coach is the most rewarding experience in youth sports.  You will learn as much about your team as you will about yourself as you embark on this journey.

It is imperative to maintain the perspective that it is a youth sport and its primary purpose is for fun.

Helping with Field Maintenance

In some cases, your local league is required to maintain the fields that your child plays on.  As a part of the field maintenance crew, your skills and abilities may be used to mow grass, line fields, rake dirt, and execute minor repairs on fences, benches and bleachers.

Most leagues rely on these parents to keep the fields nice.  Few people will realize who has done the work, but the players will appreciate it.

Becoming a League Officer

League President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Player Agent, Safety Officer, Internet/Information Officer
Coaching Coordinator, Helping at Registration, Being an Umpire, Selling Concessions, Starting a Fundraising Committee

Becoming a League Officer is a very rewarding experience.  You will be involved with people who have a passion for youth sports and care about the experience the children take from your league.

It can be time consuming, but usually it is a manageable amount of time.

Being a Team Parent

A team parent (or team mom) is as important to a team's success as the manager.  The team parent helps coordinate rides to practices, information flow to parents, fundraising opportunities, picture day and many other key events which help a youth team succeed.

The team parent will work closely with the manager and coaches to ensure the parents are informed and prepared for team events.

Any good coach will tell you that the team parent is a very valuable resource.

 

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