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Parent Support (Referees)
Parent Support T-CYSA cannot fulfill its mission without support from volunteers. Included is a constant need for volunteers to be referees. While it is true that referees do get paid, the amount of pay is not that great for the "occasional" referee who only officiates a few games in the fall. Therefore, parents should really consider most of these people "volunteers", and offer them support, both in terms of thanks, and in terms of each team fulfilling their responsibility to a referee.
Each team should strive to meet the following three "minimum" objectives:
- At least one adult should step forward and try being the "Ref in the Pool" between the U7 and U18 ages. Referees need to be certified and take the licensing course through the local Tri-Cities Soccer Referees Association. Notice of new courses will be sent out as they are offered.
- Each team should make sure they complete one referee evaluation for each game. One evaluation per team does a LOT to help us improve our programs, and it is the appropriate place to make "constructive suggestions" about an official's work.
- Each team should actively work to remove negative comments about officials from the sidelines and in their interactions other team members and players. Negative comments only take away the joy of the game, and make it much harder to recruit and retain officials, which makes it harder for the officials to become "good at it" which gives you more to complain about. Let's break that circle.
Grade 8 Referee Training Class
New grade 8 referee training class coming Saturday, February 8, 830am- 5pm. Register at : https://www.wareferees.org/MemberRegister.aspx?pkclinic=407
Online modules need to be completed before the clinic- usually a few days before. This is a great way to get your volunteer hours in, stay involved on soccer, and maybe earn some extra cash!
T-CYSA Is Looking For Coaches!
T-CYSA is looking for coaches for our 2014-2015 Fall and Spring Seasons. If you have coaching experience and/or want to give back to our youth please sign up to coach. You pick the practice days and times and we provide the rosters and schedule. For those older youth who have played and still looking to give back please don't hestitate! For those parents willing to step up but maybe say "I don't know enough about soccer...or I don't know anything about soccer other than my child loves it" we have help for you too! We have others who are willing to come help you set up your first practice and our website provides some training outlines. We will be updating it as we have more information. Please step up and volunteer to coach a team! We are always in search of coaches so that all children who want to play are able! Please contact us as soon as possible so that we can ensure enough coaches at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Becoming a Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association Volunteer
Why Should I Become a Volunteer?
Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association (T-CYSA) is an organization designed to build good citizens. It is a program of leadership, preparing today's youth to be tomorrow's leaders. At the local level, T-CYSA relies on a devoted legion of adult volunteers to help ensure that the organization remains structured and runs smoothly. Your youth soccer program is always looking for responsible and enthusiastic individuals to support and coordinate soccer events and activities. As a volunteer, you should have a keen interest in the safety, well-being, and overall development of children. By reading further, you will discover that the benefits of volunteering are endless. You will also gain a better understanding of why you should become involved, who volunteers are, what you can do, and how you can sign up.
Who Can Volunteer?
Anyone can apply to become a volunteer. Whatever talents or skills you have, we can use them! Across the country, volunteers are grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, retirees, community leaders, former soccer players, friends, neighbors, and more. Any community member who wishes to become a volunteer may apply.
All parents of children involved in youth soccer are strongly encouraged to volunteer. As a parent, volunteer, you have the opportunity to spend quality time with your child in a safe, fun-filled environment. Oftentimes, parent and child social lives parallel each other. Volunteering allows your life and your child's life to intersect on common ground, with shared interests and goals.
On rare occasions, Washington Youth Soccer, through District Administrators and your local Board of Directors, may deny individuals the privilege of volunteering for reasons, past or present, that may be detrimental to the positive development of young people, other volunteers, and/or FIFA. When you apply to become a volunteer, you give the local youth soccer organization the right to conduct necessary background checks.
How Do I Become A Volunteer?
Parents, take a minute to fill out the volunteer form while registering your child. If you are not a parent and would like to volunteer, take a minute to fill out the form while visiting your local registration location. Volunteer Registration is under Register.
What Can I Volunteer To Do?
No experience is required to become a volunteer. Most of the volunteer opportunities require little or no training. We can provide you with any necessary training (as well as support and encouragement), as deemed necessary. The best volunteers are those who are able to bring added enjoyment to the game simply be being themselves. What you see during youth soccer games is a mere fraction of what you can do as a volunteer. You can volunteer to help in virtually any aspect of youth soccer.