If you haven’t yet got involved with CYS, we hope you will think about it.
Every team needs a coach. Often parents volunteer – it is a great way to spend some time with a group of nice kids – including your own; but a lot of teams are coached by college students, high school soccer players or adults who enjoy working with kids and have the ability to commit the time. Each team has at least one parent on its staff of coaches and managers.
Every team also should have a manager. That isn’t always as obvious, but someone needs to be passing information between the organization and the parents, fielding questions and putting energy into the families of the players. A manager can be a parent who wants to volunteer, but cannot be at practices and games regularly. Some of the best managers also act as assistant coach, getting to know the players and learning about coaching in a low stress role, while building the “Team Family” and looking out for the administrative work.
Much of the administrative work of CYS is done by volunteers too. These volunteers are doing everything from making up teams and game schedules to maintaining this web site. Many of these jobs are filled by parents who have previously gotten to know the organization as a team volunteer.
Contact the Executive Director of Cambridge Youth Soccer, Susan Ruff for more firstname.lastname@example.org