Question: What is the volunteer requirement for each family in the program?
Answer: Parents will be required to work one shift for each tournament that the Association hosts (typically 1 or more each season). We typically host the MYAS Rec State championship in mid-March. Shifts will include concessions, admissions, scorekeeping and operating the scoreboard. They are generally 4 to 5 hours long but can be split in half between two parents or perhaps siblings if needed (must be 16 years old). Hosting tournaments raises funds for the league. Thank you in advance for your commitment.
We will use the Dibs feature on this website to organize volunteers. You will be able to see and claim an available shift through Dibs. Click on Dibs, login and the available shifts will appear. You will receive a message from Dibs confirming your shift. You can cancel your shift through Dibs 7 days prior to the tournament. Within 7 days, the cancellation will need to be approved by the volunteer coordinator.
Head coaches are exempt from the volunteer commitment. Some teams have a team parent or assistant coach but that does not fulfill the volunteer requirement. Thank you for your willingness to help in those areas but nearly every parent is needed to run the tournament. 4 or 5 hours on 1 day is still reasonable compared to other sports which require multiple 3 hours shifts over the year.
A volunteer deposit check will be collected at tryouts. If volunteer commitments are completed, the check will be not be cashed and be destroyed. The $200 check must be provided for your son to participate in practice.
2020 Update: Members of the COVID Committee and COVID Monitors for each team will also be exempt from the volunteer requirement.