Team Parent: The Team Parent plays an important role in team communication and coordination. The Team Parent submits the TSA Team Volunteer form (required for receipt of uniforms), oversees team contributions to the Opening Day auction basket, ensures that each team fulfills volunteer requirements throughout the season, and organizes parent support for game days. No former experience is required and training is provided.
Dugout Parent: Assist coaches in dugout before, during, and after games by: setting out equipment buckets (if applicable), organizing players in dugout during games (if desired by coaches – mostly applicable in younger divisions), assisting with clearing players, equipment, and trash from dugout promptly after games, assisting with clearing dugout, including emptying trash and returning water jug to concession stand when playing last game of the day. Dugout Parent is responsible for arranging for a parent to cover for them if they cannot be at a game and informing coach of who will stand in.
Scoreboard Operator: Operate scoreboard for all of team’s “away” games. Scoreboard Operator is responsible for arranging for another parent to operate scoreboard if they cannot attend an away game and informing coach of parent who will assume their duties. Generally speaking, kids should not be asked to operate the scoreboard without parent supervision.
Scorekeeper: Keep official game score in standard baseball/softball scorebook for all of team’s “home” games. Experience with keeping score in a standard baseball/softball scorebook is ideal, but a parent interested in volunteering and willing to learn may get a little instruction in keeping score. The team Scorekeeper is responsible for arranging for another parent to keep score if they cannot attend a home game and informing the coach of the parent who will assume their duties.
Concessions: During team’s assigned concession stand slot, spend ½ hour working in the concession stand together with another team parent. Two adult volunteers must work in concession stand for team’s entire 1 hour concession stand slot. Ideally, at least four volunteers should split this hour with each volunteer working ½ hour each. Children may assist in the concession stand if accompanied by their parent.
Opening Day: Opening Day volunteers work at least a 1-hour shift on Opening Day in one of several roles, including serving food, staffing carnival activities, staffing check-in and ticket and wrist-band distribution. Opening Day is Saturday, March 28.
Tarp Team: Assist with putting down or rolling up field tarps as required due to weather conditions. Volunteers are expected to make a concerted effort to respond to calls for volunteers when needed. Our goal is to assemble a team that is larger than required to lay down or roll up the tarps on a specific occasion in order to accommodate conflicts and have sufficient volunteers when required.