It takes a lot of volunteers to run a succcessful BYBA program each year. Volunteering your time doesn't have to feel overwhelming or scary! There are many jobs with varying time commitment.
Grade 3/4 Coaches:
Parents can volunteer as head or assistant coaches for our 3/4 grade in-town program. To volunteer, you will have the opportunity to specify your coaching preference during the registration process. Please note that coaching spots usually fill-up early. Coaches will be notified in early November.
Click here for an overview of the duties and responsibilities for in-town coaches.
Team Coordinators are responsible for monitoring the gym when your child's team is playing, sending in final scores, and alerting the League Coordinator of any issues should they arise during game time. Without team coordinators, BYBA cannot run on Saturdays. We will need to scale back the number of in-town teams if there aren't enough parent volunteers.
- Arriving 15-20 minutes prior to the game time (your child will be there 30 minutes ahead of time for practice)
Check-in with referees to let them know you are the BYBA liaison for the game (they may need you to sign their time card, come to you if a spectator gets out of hand)
Introduce yourself to the coaches. They should be keeping score for their team (on their clipboard) and maintaining a player rotation. It's important that coaches use and follow the team rotation sheets and not create their own rotations.
Ensure the game starts on time. Sometimes the refs and coaches get chatty and they'll forget to actually start the game!
Keep the score for your child's game, or (even better!) enlist another volunteer parent to manage the scoreboard during the game
Immediately following the game, text the final score for uploading into the BYBA system
If there are any unique incidents at the game (good/bad behavior, an injury, etc) inform your grade-level coordinator ASAP.
The volunteer coaches are already very busy keeping track of the rosters and preparing for the game itself. Having a parent coordinator assigned for each team allows the coaches to focus on the game itself and ensuring your child has a great BYBA experience.
As a coordinator for your child's in-town team, you will also be paired with another parent. Two parent coordinators for each team will make for a light load! If you can't attend a game, then the other parent coordinator can cover the responsibilities. If neither can attend, let us know and we'll cover.