Coaches Volunteer Application

Online Coaches’ Code of Ethics

 

BAYFL is the league that it IS because of its volunteers.  Everyone – from our President, Jodi Reeves, who spends about 20 hours a week on BAYFL activities, to the person who helps paint goal posts for a few hours, volunteers their time.  It’s pretty impressive to the families / supporters of BAYFL have been able to accomplish.

Members of the Holt and Cass Families Volunteering to Park Cars at the Topsham Fair

Below are descriptions of some of the ways people can volunteer to help BAYFL.

Coaching – While the title is self-explanatory, it isn’t necessary to have football or cheering coaching experience.  You just have to want to work with kids, give them positive support and help make the sport fun.  Here’s what needs to be done to join BAYFL’s coaching ranks:

If you are interested in coaching football, contact our Coaching Coordinator, Matt Barbour (coachescoordinator@bayfl.org)of if you want to coach cheering, contact our Cheering Coordinator, (VACANT) (cheering@bayfl.org).

Concessions – The Concessions Coordinator position is currently vacant. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Board of Directors.  Each team is assigned a time (usually during their children’s games, the Team Parent recruits volunteers) when they need to fill some slots at the concession stand.  However, anyone interested in committing to make a bigger commitment to help run the stand is welcome to do so.  Contact Concessions (concessions@bayfl.org) or the Board of Directors if you are interested in helping out more.

Team Parent – The Team Parent is selected by the coaches shortly after the team is formed.  The Team Parent makes sure that the team’s grounds crew and concession shifts are filled, coordinates the team’s efforts in the league fundraisers, distributes league information and coordinates the team’s end of the season party/picnic.

John Faith teaching some players how to hold the ball.

Grounds Crew – Grounds crew members help set up the field for the first game, put away the markers after the last game and run the chains in between.  You only have to set up or take down if your child is playing  in the first or last game.  Volunteers usually do it during their child’s game, so it is the “best seat in the house”.

Board of Directors – The Board of Directors meets year round.  It plans for the league and the season, organizes the fundraisers and sets league policy.  The Board of Directors undergoes a background check.

Equipment Managers –  Equipment managers help distribute and fit equipment at the beginning of the season, repair and adjust it during the season and collect and organize it at the end of the season.  Sean Arnold is our our equipment manager.

In addition to the ways to volunteer listed above, you may know of another way you can use your skills / talents to help the league.  For instance, in 2009, the Gerencer Family started showing up with special treats for the concession stand – homemade pulled pork and even a few seafood chowders.  In 2010, Mark Leaman volunteered to rebuild our website.  If you see a need you would like to fill, please contact one of the members of BAYFL’s Board of Directors.

Note:  To volunteer for coaching or board of directors positions, a BAYFL volunteer application  must be completed. It is completed online and emailed to Jodi Reeves automatically when you click “Submit”.