You’ve Signed Up as a Team Parent…
How to Make Communication Easy!
One of the most vital, yet sometimes underappreciated, volunteer positions in AYSO is the Team Parent.
A Team Parent does more than just bring orange slices to the game. Every coach needs help arranging snacks and water for games, making phone calls when rain or snow makes practice impractical and keeping an energetic team in line on the sidelines. You’re making a difference for a whole team—a team that includes your child. It’s a great way to make your child’s team a family experience!
Team Parents often are the link between the coach and the team families. Coaches will turn to you to make sure players and families know about changes in the schedule and other information your coach wants to pass on.
The AYSO-Shutterfly Team Sites make communication easy! The sites are a one-stop way to communicate everything from practice, game and snack schedules to team parties.
“[The AYSO-Shutterfly Team site] makes it easier for everyone,” AYSO coach Scott von Hoetzendorff from Region 71 in West Hills, Calif., said. “Coaches don’t have to remember to send emails to parents. The coach [or team parent] can setup that up at the beginning of the year and the system does the rest.”
The sites can be used to do more than just communicate with other parents.
Todd Napier from Knoxville, Tenn., used his site to, “build a team identity and to highlight a player each week as our team captain for that week.”
And it wouldn’t be Shutterfly without the ability to upload and share pictures. All your team’s families can upload and share their photos on the AYSO-Shutterfly site, make it easier to share memories from the season.
To set up your team’s AYSO-Shutterfly site, all you have to do is ask your coach to login and then change the admin email to yours and you’ll be ready to communicate with your team’s families.