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Sample List of Parent Jobs

One of the keys to successful coaching is to avoid trying to do everything yourself.   Get your kids' parents involved in the smooth operation of your team by delegating tasks.   Here is a sample list of parent jobs that you can use.

Get each parent to sign up for a job at the beginning of the season by having them select from a role below.  Note that different roles require different time commitments, skills, and reliability.  Don't put a parent who's never going to show up in charge of setting up/taking down nets or you'll be stuck doing it and your pre-game warmup will be shot.  If you have more or fewer parents than the number of roles in the table below, come up with additional roles or combine light roles together. Getting the parents to participate is good for them, good for the kids, and good for you!

Note: if you want to edit this list for your own use, simply copy and paste the table into MS-Excel or MS-Word.

Every family must have one or both parents participate in operating the team. Please commit to a role from the following list.

Role Responsibility Parent Name & Phone Number
Assistant Coach Always, always have an assistant coach!  
Banner Coordinator Have the banner ready for game 1  
Drink/snack Coordinator Make sure all families sign up for and bring refreshments to games  
Gender practice parent AYSO requires that there be an adult of the same gender as the players present at all practices for the protection of both the players and coaches.   So if the coach is male and the players are female, one of the mothers should attend practice and vice-versa.  This parent should also wait with players for any parents that are late picking up their children.  
Sideline coordinator Ensure that all sideline tasks get taken care of so coaches can concentrate on players and game.  Calls players who are late to make sure they get to the game.  
First Aid Person Bring ice packs to games. Ice and comfort any injured players on sidelines. Find parents and/or call 911 for more serious injuries (must have cell phone).  
Goal setup/teardown We will typically have to setup the nets and/or take them down at home games.  
Field lining Lines the home field a couple times per season.  This responsibility is split between all the teams that use a particular field.  Must like paint.  
Keeper warmup person Warm up goalies prior to each game and 2nd half.  
Linesperson Act as the linesperson on our sideline if there is no ref to do so. Must enjoy running up and down the sideline and waving the flag with flair.  
Party Coordinator Plan the end-of-season party  
Phone coordinator Setup calling tree. Make sure all families get called with any schedule changes or notices.  
Picture Day Coordinator Take care of all details surrounding picture day