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LNYSA Volunteers

VolunteeringLNYSA is always looking for volunteers.

Laguna Niguel Youth Soccer Association, the largest youth sports league in Laguna Niguel, depends upon its member volunteers to help run and manage a league of 2200 players, 200 coaches and 150 referees.

Each year, hundreds of members step up to the responsibility of serving the athletic and social interests of our young soccer players. This is what has allowed LNYSA to grow so substantially over the past eight years and to increase the number of programs it offers.

We invite you, or someone you know,  to contribute your time, energy and ideas so that the League continues to prosper and serve the youth players in our community. As a League, we commit to providing you with the support you need to take on a volunteer role. It’s fun, rewarding and, best of all, you will be making a big difference to the lives of so many children in our community.

If you are interested in a volunteer role, please contact Mark Thacker, or any LNYSA  board member.  All board members can help connect you with volunteer opportunities.

Common Volunteer Roles

Recreational Head Coach —  LNYSA Coach Admin will train you, starting with a great online course called the F License, and provide examples of age appropriate soccer activities/drills. The course costs are paid by LNYSA. We also cover the costs for the Live Scan app. Contact Coach Admin for more details.

Assistant Coach — Assistant coaches are responsible for helping to support team practices (where needed) and for attending and assisting in game management. Assistant coaches are encouraged to attend occasional LNYSA coaches’ meetings. Assistant coaches are also offered the opportunity to obtain a basic coaching license. The course costs are paid by LNYSA.

Youth Coach — We really like to involve youth coaches in the program. It is great for the players, as they connect/relate to a teenager who has learned the game recently. This looks great on a college application, too!  We ask Youth Coaches to obtain a basic coaching license. The course costs are paid by LNYSA.

Youth Referee — We really like to involve Youth Refs in the program.  Youth Refs are usually so knowledgable about the game, they make for great officials. Please review our youth ref flier for more information.

Recreational Division Directors — Division Directors support the League by organizing the assignment of players to teams and teams to coaches.  Division Directors communicate with coaches in their division, ensuring that coaches receive information in a timely manner. New Division Directors are paired with experienced volunteers to help them during the first Season.

League Management — The League has a board of directors that guides the direction of the club and ensures its productive and healthy operation.   Members may participate in board committees, or other supporting roles.  Opportunities also are available for board membership.  Individuals potentially interested in board membership are strongly encouraged to contact a current board member to learn more about board responsibilities or attend a Board meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of every month to hear what goes on.  Often new members will serve as volunteers and collaborators on board committees, serving in collaboration with existing board members, in preparation for board membership. Contact the League Secretary for details.

Equipment Preparation & Distribution — Bag and distribute balls, uniforms, and other equipment, deliver goals and striping paint to fields, restock equipment bins during season, collect equipment from Lockers at end of season and place in storage.

Field Marking and Preparation — Preparation of fields, set up of field lines, lining and maintaining nets and field banners during season.

Field Marshall — Scheduled at end of game days to walk designated playing fields, collect trash, ensure goals and equipment are placed back in the field lockers and report any field condition problems to the fields director.

Special Events — Help with Opening Day, Photo Day, Fall Festival, Spring Tournament, Registration days, other fundraisers, etc.

Tournament Help — Work a booth or as field marshal at Tournaments hosted by LNYSA/LUFC. (i.e Commissioners Cup, Allstars)

Social Media & Marketing Co-ordinators — Work with the LNYSA Exec Committee on our communications plan. Key activities include posting of interesting stories or parent info to our social media channels and support of marketing materials to better describe the LNYSA programs & events.

 

 

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