2017 Soccer Volunteering

The Parkdale Soccer Program is completely volunteer-operated and more volunteers are always required.  By registering your child(ren) in the soccer program, we need your help in ensuring we are able to run a successful soccer season.

Please review the volunteer roles below, and indicate on your registration form which position you will be able to assist with. 

If you have any questions about the volunteer roles and responsibilities, please contact Traci Nayeri at soccer@parkdalecommunity.com.

Available Opportunities


Co-Coaches

2 positions per team
April – June

  • Each team has 2 co-coaches who share coaching duties with another co-coach/partner, ensuring that if one cannot make a certain session, the other is there to cover.  Duties include attending the Coaches & Manager Meeting in April, attending a coaching clinic (if needed) and coaching the team during the season. You and your co-coach can alternate games and practices as long as one of you makes each session.
  • Coaches are needed for all teams at all age levels. For younger age levels (U4, U6 and U8), coaches don’t need experience and free Coaching Clinics are held to give you the basic knowledge you need.  You simply need to have the ability to work with the kids and have fun.

Time commitment: 3 – 4 hrs/week
U4/U6:
Coaching is 2 practices per week (1 hour each)
U8 and up: Coaching 1 practice per week (1 hour), plus 1 game per week (1-1.5 hours)

The mandatory Coaches and Managers Meeting is held one evening in April for approximately an hour.

Coaching Clinics are approximately 90-120 minutes each, and usually held on a weekend morning in April.  Your attendance is paid by the community, and they’re a great way to gain the basic knowledge you’ll need to be one of the co-coaches.


Team Manager

1 position per team
April – June

Each team needs a manager whose general role is to help the team coaches organize the details and communication with the team parents.  The Team Manager is responsible:

  • to attend the Coaches & Manager Meeting in April
  • to help communicate basic information to the team parents during the season by email (schedules once set, cancellations due to weather, reminder of photo days, etc.)
  • to distribute uniforms at the beginning of the season
  • to create a “snack schedule” to outline which player’s responsibility it is to bring snacks to each session.

Typically, the team manager will communicate approximately once per week with their team, so this list likely appears like more work than it is!  Your coaches will also assist with some of these basic tasks as well.

Time commitment:  Less than 1 hour per week during season; attending Coaches & Managers meeting (one meeting of 60 minutes); and one of the coaching clinics  (approx. 90 minutes one time).


Equipment Manager

1 position (required in January/February, April & end of June)

  • Inventory, collect, manage distribution of soccer equipment
  • Manage the equipment sign out at the pre-season Coaches & Manager Meeting in April.
  • Ensure all teams have required equipment
  • Create and manage sign-out forms and manage team inventory
  • Organize Equipment Return/Drop off night at end of season
  • assembling coaching documentation package for each team
  • Maintains club equipment inventory & provide a list or items to be purchased for next season
  • Equipment manager will also have a volunteer equipment team supporting them (the Equipment Coordinators)

Time commitment: 2-3 hrs before soccer season starts at Coaches & Manger Meeting (April), plus approximately 1-2 hours at the end of the season to ensure soccer equipment and bags are returned and put back into inventory.


Equipment Coordinator

3 positions
(required only before and at the end of the soccer season)

  • Assist the Equipment Manager & coaches with organizing the equipment into bags for each team with uniforms, balls and needed equipment on Coaches & Manger Meeting (April); assembling coaching documentation packages for each team; attending Coaches & Manager Meeting to distribute equipment and to help collect equipment at end of season.

Time commitment: 2-3 hrs before soccer season starts at Coaches & Manager Meeting (April) plus approximately 1-2 hours at the end of the season to ensure soccer equipment and bags are returned and put back into inventory.


Field Manager

1 position available
April – June

  • Organize the field evening, where the fields will be marked for the beginning of the year. This consists of replacing the plastic ground markers and laying the first chalk lines.
  • The field lines need to be chalked once per week, and you will organize the Field Helpers who will assist in chalking the fields each week.  Your role is to ensure fields get chalked as required throughout the season.

Time commitment: Approximately 2 hours per week throughout the season


Field Assistant (chalking)

4 positions
April – June

  • You will chalk the fields on a rotating basis.

Time commitment: Approximately 2 hours when it’s your turn (number of turns required based on total number of volunteers we get – our target is for each volunteer to assist 2-3 times during the season, so a total of 4-6 hours over the entire season)


Field Scheduling Coordinator

1 position available

  • Coordinate schedules with West Hillhurst Community Association (U8 & U10) and Inner Community House League [ICHL] for U12 games
  • Ensure all home games & practices have the field space they need with no overlaps.

Time commitment: 2-4 hours before the season starts as schedules come out from West Hillhurst & ICHL; and mid-season as ICHL releases 2nd half of U12 & U14 schedule. This season this will be a training/shadowing position as Traci Nayeri, Director of PCA Soccer Program, will lead it and is looking for someone to take over next season.


Photography Coordinator

2 positions available
Midseason

  • We hire a professional photographer to take team & individual photos. As the photograph organizer, you will make arrangements with a professional photographer to get the photos done (the photographer is already contracted – you simply coordinate the photo dates with them, and then assist on field when photos are done)
  • This consists of arranging dates & times for photo sessions encompassing all teams at all levels and helping to gather and organize teams on the various day that photos are taken

Time commitment: 5-6 hours total


Awards Coordinator

1 position available
Mid to late season

  • As the awards manager, you will make arrangements to purchase medals (or similar) for all players. (package them and distribute on Family Fun Day when the soccer medals are awarded)

Time commitment: 3-4 hours total


Referee Coordinator

1 position available

  • Ensure enough [paid] referees are hired for U10 and U12 games
  • Schedule referees for all U10 & U12 home games
  • Ensure referee has ref jersey, whistle & ref cards
  • Collect invoices and submit to Bill at PCA for payment

Time commitment: approx. 4-6 hrs


 Volunteer Coordinator

1 position available

  • Collect, manage and communicate to all volunteers for various roles required

Time commitment: approx. 2-4 hours