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AYSO Region 87 - San Juan Capistrano / Dana Point

Become a Team Parent

The AYSO Team Parent is a pivotal part of every team. They are the coach's assistant, cheerleader and traffic director all in one. These are things you will already be doing if your child is on the team, so take it one more step and help the entire team operate more smoothly!

Every coach needs help arranging snacks for after games, making calls when rain makes practice impractical, and keeping an energetic team in line on the sidelines. You're making a difference for the whole team - a team that includes your child. It's a great way to make your child's team a family experience!

Another important role a Team Parent can play is the unofficial Kids Zone representative at every game. Kids Zone is one of the ways AYSO makes sure all its players and volunteers are having fun. The program encourages spectators to use good language, show good sportsmanship in attitude and behavior, and create an enjoyable day for every player. The Kids Zone button, parent pledge form and sign, remind those on the sidelines to act appropriately.  A Team Parent can wear and share these important tools with everybody watching the game.

Please step up at the beginning of the season and offer the coach your help as Team Parent!

Team Parent Responsibilities

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.

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 and referees "Thank You" gifts.
Without them, your child can't play soccer.

Like the banner, the cost of the coaches' gift should be shared amongst all the team members.

Team Trophies: Region 87 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.

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AYSO Region 87

PO BOX 788 
San Juan Capistrano, California 92693

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 949-697-4767
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