The start of the fall season is approaching rapidly. Since July is when a lot of Regions are forming their teams and selecting coaches, it's important to follow these four steps when processing volunteer applications:
1. Have all coaches, assistant coaches and other volunteers logon to eAYSO to complete and eSign their applications. Though this process is done online, it's still recommended that the volunteer print out one copy of their application to turn in to the Region for verifying photo ID's and references.
2. Do not "renew" a volunteer from a previous Membership Year or "submit" a new volunteer without an originally signed volunteer application if they are unable to eSign. If you do, it will set a red flag for the volunteer until their signed application is received by the Safe Haven Department or the volunteer goes into eAYSO and completes the eSign process.
3. Register all approved/accepted volunteers and assign them to the desired position (coach, assistant coach, referee, etc.) as soon as possible, to enable background checking.
4. Remember that each team must have at least one registered, trained and certified coach and at least two registered adults should be available at all times.
This season, consider registering team parents and asking them to help coaches collect signed Kids Zone pledges and to pass out lollipops with Kids Zone information to overly vocal fans. Make this season, a Kids Zone season for your Region.
Click here for more information on Kids Zone.